De Zorzi century leads WP response on Day 2

A fourth hundred in First-Class cricket for Tony de Zorzi helped the Six Gun Grill Western Province take a 48-run lead against the GbetsRocks on day two of their second-round CSA Four-Day Domestic Series clash at Boland Park in Paarl on Saturday.

The contest is one of seven exciting matches taking place from 05 – 08 November across Division One and Two of South Africa’s top-tier longer format competition, with all the games streamed live on SuperSport’s YouTube channel.

Resuming the day on 5 / 0 after dismissing their opponents for 267 towards the end of day one, De Zorzi and Yaseen Vallie (26) put on 43 runs for the opening partnership before the former teamed up with captain Zubayr Hamza for a huge 170-run stand to take control of proceedings in the Boland.

De Zorzi notched up 129 off 283 balls (13 fours, 1 six), while Hamza fell six runs short of a deserved century on 94 off 160 balls (10 fours, 5 sixes) as the visiting side took the lead in the game before reaching stumps on 315 / 4 after 107 overs.