Sydney: An unbeaten double century by Reeza Hendricks placed South Africa in a commanding position at the close of play on Sunday, the second day of their three-day match against Australia in the Emerging Players Cricket Tournament at Endeavour Park, Townsville in Queensland. The visitors declared their first innings at 407 for six in reply to the home team`s 224.
At stumps, Australia were 23 without loss in their second innings.
Reeza cracked 27 fours and two sixes in his unbeaten 222 and was involved in big partnerships with Truba Bauma (53) and Mengailso Mosehle (68) for the second and sixth wickets.
In the Australian innings, Sain Whiteman scored 39, Ryan Canters 66 and Nathan Brain remained 54 not out.
For South Africa, medium-fast Kyle Abbot and Jacobus Pienaar claimed five wickets each, conceding 37 runs each.
Australia 224 (Sain Whiteman 39, Ryan Carters 66, Nathan Brain 54 not out, Kyle Abbot 5 for 37, Jacobus Pienaar 5 for 37) and 23 for no wicket.
South Africa 407 for 6 decl (Reeza Hendricks 222 not out, Truba Bavuma 534, Mangfailso Mosehle 68, Jonathan Holland 3 for 93).