02 Dec ALL-ROUND JANSEN KEEPS SA A AHEAD ON DAY 2 AGAINST A FIERCE INDIA A
BLOEMFONTEIN: Youngster Marco Jansen produced a fine all-round performance for South Africa A against India A on day two of the second unofficial Test to keep the home side in front by 99 runs at the Mangaung Oval in Bloemfontein.
After resuming the day on 233 / 7 with Jansen and Lutho Sipamla (3*) at the crease, the SA A side managed to add 64 runs on their overnight score with Jansen leading the charge, bringing up his fifth First-Class half-century to help the hosts to 297 all out, helped by the last batter-in, Glenton Stuurman (27).
The tall Gbets Warriors all-rounder raised his bat for an unbeaten 70* off 123 runs to end as the standout batter for his side, while Ishan Porel (3 – 49) and Navdeep Saini (3 – 67) were the protagonist with the ball for India A, picking up three scalps each.
In reply, the visitors made a positive start, with their openers Prithvi Shaw (42) and Priyank Panchal (24) combining for a first-wicket, 50-run stand before Stuurman struck gold in the 12th over, taking two wickets in as many balls to leave the away side on 57 / 2.
Despite going on to lose Shaw and Baba Aparajith (0) in a relatively short amount of time, Hanuma Vihari (45*) and wicket-keeper batter, Ishan Kishan (49) helped India A regain their composure at the crease, adding 78 runs for the fifth wicket.
That stand was followed by another important partnership for the subcontinent outfit, with Vihari playing the anchoring role while his partner Sarfaraz Khan (30*) was the aggressor as India A reached stumps on 198 / 5, still 99 runs behind.
Jansen picked up the last two wickets to fall on the day, adding figures of 2 / 20 to his impressive display with the bat.
Latest Score –
India A trail South Africa A by 99 runs
South Africa A: 297 / 10 after 105.5 overs; M. Jansen 70* (123), G. Linde 44 (53); I. Porel 3 – 49, N. Saini 3- 67
India A: 198 / 5 after 59 overs; I. Kishan 49 (71), H. Vihari 45* (146); M. Jansen 2 – 20, G. Stuurman 2 – 46
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
Issued by: Cricket South Africa – Corporate Communications
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