Proteas hit top batting form

Proteas hit top batting form

MUMBAI – Captain Graeme Smith and Jacques Kallis led from the front as South Africa warmed up for the Champions Trophy with a dazzling batting display yesterday.

Left-handed Smith smashed 90 off 54 balls and Kallis hammered 78 as the Proteas piled up 303-8 from 50 overs after being sent in to bat by the Saurashtra Ranji Trophy team in a practice match. Saurashtra were restricted to 227-5 in reply to give South Africa victory by 76 runs in the match played on the outskirts of this western metropolis.South Africa take on New Zealand in their first Champions Trophy match at the Brabourne stadium here on Monday.Nampa-AFPSaurashtra were restricted to 227-5 in reply to give South Africa victory by 76 runs in the match played on the outskirts of this western metropolis.South Africa take on New Zealand in their first Champions Trophy match at the Brabourne stadium here on Monday.Nampa-AFP

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