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Jamie Porter instrumental in England Lions’ victory over South Africa A

Porter proved to be a crucial contributor to the victory of his team as he picked up 3 wickets while conceding 47 runs, leading his team to a splendid victory.

Jamie Porter
CANTERBURY, ENGLAND – JUNE 22: Jamie Porter of England Lions bowls during day 2 of the match between England Lions and South Africa A at The Spitfire Ground on June 22, 2017 in Canterbury, England. (Photo by Sarah Ansell/Getty Images).

Jamie Porter proved to be instrumental for the England Lions’ as they defeated South Africa A by a huge margin of 257 runs at Canterbury. The hosts had previously put up a mammoth victory total of 412 runs for the South Africans. However, the latter were bowled out for a low total of 154 runs. Porter proved to be a crucial contributor to the victory of his team as he picked up 3 wickets while conceding 47 runs, leading his team to a splendid victory. The hosts were bowled out within 36 overs in the days match held at Canterbury.

Proceedings of the match

Somerset pacer, Jamie Overton had picked up 3 wickets on the third day of the game, leaving the South Africa A team in a spot of bother. On the fourth day, the visitors resumed play at 29 runs for the loss of 4 wickets. Temba Bavuma and Heinrich Klaasen probably had a solid partnership on the mind, to get their team closer to a draw.

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However, after some resilience, Bavuma’s wicket was claimed by Sam Kuran. He’d scored 33 runs and South Africa A were left stranded on a meagre score of 92/5. After a few halts in the play due to rain, Porter struck twice in quick succession, to bring the match home for his team. He got Willem Mulder (1) bowled out, followed two balls later by Klassen (43) in a leg-before-wicket. Porter picked up 6 wickets in the entire match.

Other notable contributions were that of Beuran Hendricks (12) and a resilient Dane Piedt (31). However, that did not amount to much as Dan Lawrence picked up the wicket of Duanne Olivier (8), leading to the victory of England Lions’ side, captained by Keaton Jennings.

Jamie Porter’s past record:

Jamie had previously taken his county team, Essex to the top of Specsavers County Championship Division One. He had claimed 7 wickets at Chelmsford, including the career-best 5/24 in the first innings, in the match against Hampshire, contributing largely in Essex’s victory by an innings and 97 runs.

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