India-A vs South Africa-A: Rain plays spoilsport as India A’s match ends in a draw

India-A vs South Africa-A Day 3 LIVE: Prithvi Shaw, Priyank Panchal impresses, India trail by 384 runs- Follow LIVE Updates
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India-A vs South Africa-A 1st Unofficial Test: The 1st unofficial Test between India A and South Africa A ended in a draw after rain played spoilsport on Day 4. India looked good on Day 3 with skipper Priyank Panchal and Abhimanyu Easwaran slamming 96 and century respectively. The duo shared a partnership of 142 runs for the second wicket and took India A to 308/4. On Day 4, India’s innings trail by just 201 odd runs but with no play on the final day, the officials declared it to end in a draw. Follow Insidesport.in for all India A vs South Africa A Live updates. 

Earlier, opting to bat, South Africa posted a landmark total of 509/7on the back of centuries from skipper P Malan & Tony de Zorzi. In response to the hosts’ 509 for seven declared, India A had reached 308 for four at stumps on day three.

India-A vs South Africa-A: Rain plays spoilsport as India A’s match ends in a draw

Abhimanyu Easwaran compiled a solid hundred in the game but skipper Priyank Panchal missed out on one by only four runs. The bowlers struggled with the hosts piling on the runs.

Hanumar Vihari, who was controversially dropped for the home series against New Zealand, made 25 off 53 balls. Another Indian player Prithvi Shaw scored a fine 48 but would have been disappointed to miss out on a hundred in good batting conditions.

The second match of the three-match series will be played from November 29 at the same venue.

India A Innings: 

BATTING R B 4s 6s SR
Prithvi Shaw c †Qeshile b Sipamla 48 45 9 0 106.66
Priyank Panchal (c) lbw b Linde 96 171 14 0 56.14
Abhimanyu Easwaran c Erwee b Sipamla 103 209 16 0 49.28
Hanuma Vihari c †Qeshile b Linde 25 53 6 0 47.16
Baba Aparajith not out 19 61 4 0 31.14
Upendra Yadav † not out 5 29 1 0 17.24
Extras (b 1, lb 2, nb 9) 12
TOTAL (93.1 Ov, RR: 3.30) 308/4
Did not bat: Krishnappa Gowtham, Rahul Chahar, Navdeep Saini, Arzan Nagwaswalla, Umran Malik
Fall of wickets: 1-80 (Prithvi Shaw, 13.5 ov), 2-222 (Priyank Panchal, 58.1 ov), 3-264 (Hanuma Vihari, 72.6 ov), 4-294 (Abhimanyu Easwaran, 83.3 ov)
BOWLING O M R W ECON WD NB
Beuran Hendricks 15 3 42 0 2.80 0 2
Glenton Stuurman 19 3 91 0 4.78 0 5
Marco Jansen 19 8 44 0 2.31 0 2
Lutho Sipamla 18.1 7 73 2 4.01 0 0
George Linde 16 5 32 2 2.00 0 0
Jason Smith 6 0 23 0 3.83 0 0

 

South Africa A Innings: 

BATTING R B 4s 6s SR
Sarel Erwee c Gowtham b Saini 0 3 0 0 0.00
Pieter Malan (c) c †Yadav b Saini 163 282 19 0 57.80
Raynard van Tonder lbw b Nagwaswalla 0 9 0 0 0.00
Tony de Zorzi b Umran Malik 117 186 18 0 62.90
Jason Smith c Aparajith b Nagwaswalla 52 108 4 1 48.14
Sinethemba Qeshile † not out 82 112 10 2 73.21
George Linde st †Yadav b Chahar 51 80 9 0 63.75
Marco Jansen run out (Shaw) 17 21 2 0 80.95
Lutho Sipamla not out 5 17 0 0 29.41
Extras (lb 14, nb 5, w 3) 22
TOTAL (135.3 Ov, RR: 3.75) 509/7d
Did not bat: Beuran Hendricks, Glenton Stuurman
Fall of wickets: 1-0 (Sarel Erwee, 0.3 ov), 2-14 (Raynard van Tonder, 3.3 ov), 3-231 (Tony de Zorzi, 60.4 ov), 4-350 (Jason Smith, 97.1 ov), 5-350 (Pieter Malan, 98.1 ov), 6-452 (George Linde, 125.3 ov), 7-487 (Marco Jansen, 131.1 ov)
BOWLING O M R W ECON WD NB
Navdeep Saini 23 7 67 2 2.91 1 0
Arzan Nagwaswalla 23 4 75 2 3.26 0 4
Umran Malik 21 2 90 1 4.28 2 0
Krishnappa Gowtham 30 5 98 0 3.26 0 0
Rahul Chahar 28.3 0 125 1 4.38 0 1
Baba Aparajith 10 0 40 0 4.00 0 0

 

India A Squad: Priyank Panchal (capt), Prithvi Shaw, Hanuma Vihari, Abhimanyu Easwaran, Devdutt Padikkal, Sarfaraz Khan, B Aparajith, Upendra Yadav (wk), K Gowtham, Rahul Chahar, Saurabh Kumar, Navdeep Saini, Umran Malik, Ishan Porel, Arzan Nagwaswalla, Ishan Kishan (wk), Deepak Chahar

South Africa A squad: Pieter Malan (c), Sarel Erwee, Edward Moore, Raynard van Tonder, Sinethemba Qeshile, Senuran Muthusamy, Marco Jansen, Migael Pretorius, Beuran Hendricks, Lutho Sipamla, Glenton Stuurman, George Linde, Jason Smith, Tony de Zorzi.

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