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Victoria posts 258 in 50-over tour match vs. South Africa

Associated Press Associated Press 19/11/2016

MELBOURNE, Australia — South Africa's batsman are certain of a good workout against the pink ball and under lights after Victoria made 258, batting first Saturday in a day-night tour match at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.

Young batsmen Seb Gotch (53) and Matthew Short (52) made half centuries in a 79-run fourth wicket partnership as Victoria rallied from 47-3 to post a competitive total. Sam Harper also helped the recovery with 41 before allrounder Evan Gulbis smashed 53 from 28 balls at No.8.

Left-arm spinner Tabraiz Shamsi staked a claim for a debut in the third test against Australia at Adelaide — which will be played under lights with a pink ball — when he took 4-72 from 12 overs in Saturday's 50 overs match.

Test fast bowler Kagiso Rabada took 3-37.

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