Team India will tour South Africa later this year, after the home series against New Zealand. But India’A’ squad is already playing an unofficial Test series against South Africa ‘A’.
The 4-day test match is in progress at the Mangaung Oval. The wicket looks amazing to bat on and the runs scored by the teams also justify it.
South Africa’s mammoth score of 507 runs
India ‘A’ won the toss and elected to bowl first. While batting first South Africa made the best out of the wicket by scoring mammoth 507 runs in 135.3 overs after which they declared.
For South Africa their skipper, Pieter Malan led from the front by scoring 163 runs. And the contribution from all the middle-order batsmen ( Tony de Zorzi, Jason Smith, Sinethemba Qeshile, and George Linde) made South Africa reach the mammoth score.
Rahul Chahar unhappy with the umpire’s decision
Indian leggie, Rahul Chahar had a very off performance in the first innings as he went for 125 runs in around 29 overs and was just able to pick one wicket.
The frustration in Rahul Chahar made him angrier when was unhappy with the umpire’s decision. Chahar bowled a delivery to Qeshile and appealed for LBW.
The umpire wasn’t convinced by the appeal and didn’t raise his finger. Then in anger, Rahul Chahar threw his sunglasses in frustration.
India’s top order brilliant with the bat
As the wicket is good to bat, the Indian batter also utilized the wicket well as India’s top three was able to contribute around 250 runs which include a century by Abhimanyu Easwaran.
Captain Priyank missed his well-deserved century by 4 runs and his opening partner Shaw had a flying start but wasn’t able to convert it into a big inning as he scored 48 runs.
India A still trails by 201 runs at stumps on day 3. Baba Aparajith is currently batting in the middle with Upendra Yadav and the team could expect them to bat deep on the fourth and the final day.