India A reach 125/1 on Day 2, trail by 384 runs in unofficial Test against South Africa A | Cricket News – Times of India

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 Test at 125 for one right here on Wednesday.
Captain Priyank Panchal and Abhimanyu Easwaran had 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 in the 14th over of India A’s first innings. He hit 9 fours throughout his knock.
India, who confronted 33 overs on Wednesday, trail by 384 runs in the 4-day match.
Earlier, South Africa A batsmen continued to dominate the India A bowlers as the house facet added 166 runs from 45.3 overs earlier than declaring their first innings at 509 for seven from 135.3 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 in the day.
Jason Smith, who was 51 not out at stumps on the primary day, added only one run to turn out to be Arzan Nagwaswalla’s sufferer.
But 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 troublesome 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.
Brief Scores:
South Africa A: 509 for 7 declared in 135.3 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).

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