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South Africa A in control of 1st ‘Test’ as India A bowled out for 120

South Africa A lead by 292 runs after India A were bowled out 120 runs in their first innings.

cricket Updated: Aug 13, 2017 23:29 IST
Dane Piedt starred for South Africa on Day 2 on the unofficial ‘Test’ against India A in Pretoria.
Dane Piedt starred for South Africa on Day 2 on the unofficial ‘Test’ against India A in Pretoria.(Getty Images)

India A put up a listless batting display to be dismissed for a paltry 120 on the second day as South Africa put themselves in a dominant position in the first unofficial ‘Test’ here today.

Beuran Hendricks (3/23) and Dane Piedt (3/32) returned with three wickets each, while Shaun von Berg (1/16) and Junior Dala (1/36) picked one each to make life difficult for India A batsmen after South Africa A posted 346 in their first innings.

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For India A, Shreyas Iyer (31) emerged as the top-scorer as only four Indians managed to produce a double digit score in their first innings.

With a first innings lead of 226, South Africa came out to bat again, scoring 66 for no loss in 20 overs.

Opener Stephen Cook (32 not out), who had notched up a century in the first innings, and skipper Aiden Markram (34 not out) were at the crease at stumps.

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Resuming at 278/4, South Africa A were allout for 346, courtesy Mohammed Siraj (4/61) and Shahbaz Nadeem (4/117) who completed a four-wicket haul today after taking two wickets each on day 2.

Brief scores: South Africa A 1st innings 346 all out in 117.3 overs

India A 1st innings 120 all out in 39 overs (S Iyer 31; BE Hendricks 3/23, DL Piedt 3/32)

South Africa A 2nd innings 66-0 in 20 overs (S Cook 32, AK Markram 34 not out; A Choudhary 0/5).