29 Nov FINAL DAY OF FIRST UNOFFICIAL TEST BETWEEN SA A AND INDIA A WASHED OUT AS MATCH ENDS IN DRAW
BLOEMFONTEIN: The fourth and final day of the first four-day game between South Africa A and India A was abandoned without a ball being bowled after persistent rain at the Mangaung Oval in Bloemfontein on Friday.
Following an eventful three days that saw more than 800 runs scored in favourable conditions, including centuries from Pieter Malan (163), Tony de Zorzi (117) and India’s Abhimanyu Easwaran (103), the match ended in a draw with the two captains shaking hands to settle on the result.
The second match is scheduled for Tuesday, 30 November at the same venue, with series well-poised with two games to go.
South Africa A: 509 / 7d
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