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Dippenaar 184 stars for SA
17 Apr 2005
By: Liam Camps

Boeta Dippenaar pressed an impressive claim for a Test recall, scoring 184 for the South Africans in a two-day match against the UWI (University of the West Indies) Vice Chancellor's XI. Dippenaar's knock was central in a total of 395/6 declared on a pitch that seemed to have little in it for the bowlers.

Dippenaar faced 278 balls and hit 21 fours and 2 sixes in his innings, before he was caught by Dhawan off Mohammed.

Other South Africans cashing in were Herschelle Gibbs (81) and Mark Boucher (64), as chinaman bowler, Dave Mohammed took 5 for 115. Returning from injury, West Indies bowlers Tino Best and Fidel Edwards produced figures of 9-1-39-1 and 10-3-38-0 respectively.

In their response to the tourists, the Vice Chancellor's XI reached 250/5 at the close of the game. The innings was dominated by foreign influence, with Habibul Bashar of Bangladesh (77 not out) and Shikhan Dhawan (66) topscoring. The latter faced 86 balls and hit 14 fours, and the former faced 86 balls and 15 fours.

Next in line were Marlon Samuels (36) and Ryan Ramdass (29), and skipper Ridley Jacobs (28 not out) was unbeaten with Bashar at the close. Seamer Charl Langeveldt took 3 for 51 for the tourists.

Score Summary:

South Africans 395/6 (100.1 overs)
HH Dippenaar 184, HH Gibbs 81, MV Boucher 64
D Mohammed 5/115

UWI VC XI 250/5 (62 overs)
Habibul Bashar 77 not out, S Dhawan 66, MN Samuels 36
CK Langeveldt 3/51

Result: No Result
Man of the Match: HH Dippenaar (SA)

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