Bloemfontein: India A made a cautious reply to South Africa A’s mammoth 509 for seven declared as they ended day 2 of the opening unofficial Take a look at at 125 for one right here on Wednesday. Captain Priyank Panchal and Abhimanyu Easwaran have been batting on 45 and 27 respectively on the draw of stumps.
Opener Prithvi Shaw (48 off 45 balls) was wanting ominous earlier than he was out within the 14th over of India A’s first innings. He hit 9 fours throughout his knock. India, who confronted 33 overs on Wednesday, path by 384 runs within the four-day match.
Earlier, South Africa A batsmen continued to dominate the India A bowlers as the house aspect added 166 runs from 45.three overs earlier than declaring their first innings at 509 for seven from 135.three overs. Resuming at 343 for 3, South Africa A captain Pieter Malan may add simply six runs from his in a single day 157 as he fell to Navdeep Saini early within the day.
Jason Smith, who was 51 not out at stumps on the primary day, added only one run to grow to be Arzan Nagwaswalla’s sufferer. However the duo of wicketkeeper batter Sinethemba Qeshile (82 not out) and George Linde (51) defied the Indian bowlers by including 102 runs for the sixth wicket in 27.2 overs.
On the primary day on Tuesday, the Indians bowlers had a tricky time on the sector as Pieter Malan and Tony de Zorzi scored centuries to take South Africa A to 343 for 3 in 90 overs. After opting to bowl, India A bought two early wickets earlier than Malan and Zorzi (117) shared a 217-run stand for the third wicket to place South Africa A in a powerful place. Transient Scores: South Africa A: 509 for 7 declared in 135.three overs (Pieter Malan 163, Tony de Zorzi 117; Navdeep Saine 2/67, Arzan Nagwaswalla 2/75). India A: 125 for 1 in 33 overs (Prithvi Shaw 48, Priyank Panchal 45 batting).