26 Nov INDIA A BATTERS DOMINATE THIRD DAY OF UNOFFICIAL TEST AGAINST SOUTH AFRICA A
BLOEMFONTEIN: In a weather-interrupted day three, the India A batters made serious inroads into their first innings deficit against South Africa A in two side’s first of three four-day matches hosted at the Mangaung Oval in Bloemfontein.
The match is being streamed live via SuperSport’s YouTube channel and on SuperSport Channel 246 on the DSTV Now App.
Overnight batters Abhimanyu Easwaran and his skipper Priyank Panchal began where they left off on day two, as the pair continued their dominance at the crease, in favourable conditions, to add 142 runs for the second wicket to keep the visiting side in the game.
Panchal eventually fell to spinner George Linde (2 – 32) for a well-played 96 off 171 balls (14 fours), while Easwaran went a step further to bring up a deserved century, scoring 103 off 209 deliveries (16 fours) before the right-hander became Lutho Sipamla’s (2 – 73) second scalp of the innings.
Although India A lost Hanuma Vihari (25), Bab Aparajith (19*) and wicket-keeper batter Upendra Yadav (5*) navigated their side to stumps on 308 / 4, still 201 runs behind with one day remaining.
The action concludes on Friday, 26 November, with the second unofficial Test scheduled to start a day earlier on Tuesday, 30 November.
India A Tour to South Africa
India A trail South Africa A by 201 runs
South Africa A: 509 / 7 dec
India A: 308 / 4 after 93.1 overs; A. Easwaran 103 (209), P. Panchal 96 (171); George Linde 2 – 32 L. Sipamla 2 – 78
South Africa A squad to play India A:
Pieter Malan (captain, GbetsRocks), Sarel Erwee (Hollywoodbets Dolphins), Edward Moore (Gbets Warriors), Raynard van Tonder (ITEC Knights), Sinethemba Qeshile (Gbets Warriors), Senuran Muthusamy (North West Dragons), Marco Jansen (Gbets Warriors), Migael Pretorius (ITEC Knights), Beuran Hendricks (Six Gun Grill Western Province), Lutho Sipamla (Imperial Lions), Glenton Stuurman (Gbets Warriors), George Linde (Six Gun Grill Western Province), Jason Smith (Hollywoodbets Dolphins), Tony de Zorzi (Six Gun Grill Western Province).
India A squad touring South Africa:
Priyank Panchal (Captain), Prithvi Shaw, Abhimanyu Easwaran, Devdutt Padikkal, Sarfaraz Khan, Baba Aparajith, Upendra Yadav (wicketkeeper), K Gowtham, Rahul Chahar, Saurabh Kumar, Navdeep Saini, Umran Malik, Ishan Porel, Arzan Nagwaswalla
India A Tour to South Africa Itinerary:
Tue 23 – Fri 26 | 1st Four-Day | Mangaung Oval, Bloemfontein
Tue 30 – Thu 02 | 2nd Four-Day | Mangaung Oval, Bloemfontein
Mon 06 – Thu 09 | 3rd Four-Day | Mangaung Oval, Bloemfontein
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