Hosts in control after late strikes

The Tribune

The Tribune

Author 2019-09-19 11:27:00

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Mysuru, September 18

Spinners struck late to give India A the upper hand as South Africa A slumped to 159/5 in their first innings at stumps on Day 2 of the second unofficial Test here today. Earlier, resuming at 233/3, India A made 417 all out in 123 overs with captain Wriddhiman Saha (60) and Mumbai all-rounder Shivam Dube (68, 84 balls, 10x4s, 1x6) joining Shubman Gill (92) and Karun Nair (78) as half-century makers.

Skipper Aiden Markram (83 not out, 140 balls, 12x4s) put South Africa A in a good position before the spin duo of Kuldeep Yadav (2/51) and Shahbaz Nadeem (2/41) triggered a slide from 102/1 to 142/5. — PTI

Brief scores: India A: 417 all out (Gill 92, Nair 78, Dube 68, Saha 60, Saxena 48*; Mulder 3/47, Piedt 3/78); South Africa A: 159/5 (Markram 83*, de Bruyn 41; Nadeem 2/41, Yadav 2/51).
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