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India A end Day 2 on 181/3 after bowling out South Africa A for 322

India A made an impressive start to their innings in the second and final ‘unofficial’ Test against South Africa A here today courtesy of Ravikumar Samarth and Shreyas Iyer.

cricket Updated: Aug 20, 2017 23:37 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India
India A national cricket team,South Africa A national cricket team,Shreyas Iyer
Shreyas Iyer struck a half century as India A made a solid start to their innings on Day 2 of the unofficial Test against South Africa A. (PTI)

Ravikumar Samarth and Shreyas Iyer struck half centuries as India A made an impressive start to their innings in the second and final ‘unofficial’ Test against South Africa A here today.

At stumps on the second day, India were 181 for three in reply to South Africa A’s first-innings total of 322 all out, trailing by 141 runs.

While Samarth was dismissed by fast bowler Dane Paterson after scoring 77 off 113 balls, Iyer remained unbeaten on 56 off 74 balls.

Earlier in the day, India did well to bowl out the hosts who finished the first day at 258 for five.

Left-arm spinner Shahbaz Nadeem was the most successful bowler for the visiting side, returning figures of 4/118, while Haryana medium pacer Navdeep Saini bagged 3/66 to help India quickly cut short South Africa A’s innings.

There were two wickets for Krishnappa Gowtham as the hosts lost wickets at regular intervals after a 167-run opening partnership between Stephen Cook (98) and skipper Aiden Markram (74).

When India’s turn to bat came, opener Sudip Chatterjee contributed 46 off 96 balls, and was involved in a 106-run stand with Samarth.

First Published: Aug 20, 2017 23:04 IST