01 Dec REARGUARD ACTION FROM LINDE AND JANSEN GUIDES SA A TO SAFETY ON DAY 1 OF SECOND UNOFFICIAL TEST
BLOEMFONTEIN: The South African A side rallied well with the bat late on in the day’s play as they kickstarted the action against India A in the series’ second four-day clash hosted at the Mangaung Oval in Bloemfontein on Tuesday.
Day one of the match was streamed live via SuperSport’s YouTube channel and SuperSport Channel 246 on the DSTV Now App, with the match scheduled till Friday, 03 December.
SA A won the toss and elected to bat first before shortly finding themselves one wicket down when the team’s leader, Pieter Malan (0) was dismissed without scoring, leaving Sarel Erwee (38) and Raynard van Tonder (34) to rebuild the innings and guide their side to lunch.
The visitors came out of the lunch break firing, removing both in-batters in quick succession before Tony de Zorzi, one of two South African centurions from the first match, was also sent back to the changeroom for two to leave the home side on 92 / 4.
Zubayr Hamza (31) and Sinethemba Qeshile (32) then toiled well at the crease in the scorching heat of Bloemfontein before Hamza chopped one onto his stumps. That wicket brought George Linde (44) to the crease, as the all-rounder combined with Qeshile for a 44-run stand to help SA A towards the 200-run mark.
After the departure of Qeshile, Linde found another willing partner in Marco Jansen (38*) as the pair put on 53 runs together for the seventh wicket before Jansen and Lutho Sipamla (1*) reached the end of the day’s play at the crease with South Africa on 233 / 7 after 85 overs.
Ishan Porel (2 – 26) and Navdeep Saini (2 – 54) were the star bowlers for India A, picking up two wickets apiece in what was an impressive bowling display for the away team.
Latest Score –
South Africa A lead by India A by 233 runs
South Africa A: 233 / 7 after 85 overs; G. Linde 44 (63), M. Jansen 38* (62); I. Porel 2 – 26, N. Saini 2 – 54
India A: Yet to bat
South Africa A squad to play India A:
Pieter Malan (captain, GbetsRocks), Sarel Erwee (Hollywoodbets Dolphins), Raynard van Tonder (ITEC Knights), Zubayr Hamza (Six Gun Grill Western Province), 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), Prenelan Subrayen (Hollywoodbets Dolphins),
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 30 – Fri 03 | 2nd Four-Day |Mangaung Oval, Bloemfontein
Mon 06 – Thu 09 | 3rd Four-Day | Mangaung Oval, Bloemfontein
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