Abhimanyu Easwaran scored a century while Priyank Panchal made 96 as India A thought of a solid answer on the third day of the main informal Test against South Africa. In Bloemfontein, the guests finished the day with 308 for 4 on the board yet trail by 201 runs.
Subsequent to continuing on 125 for 1, which was set up by Prithvi Shaw’s forceful 48, Easwaran and Panchal scored 142 for the subsequent wicket to guarantee the South Africa A bowlers needed to persevere through a hard work. The pair had met up in the fourteenth over and were together till the 59th. The commander got to his 50 years in the 37th over while Easwaran got to his on the 46th.
George Linde broke the stand when he caught Panchal lbw after a 171-ball stay as the chief missed the mark concerning his 25th five star century. Hanuma Vihari played out 18 dab balls however opened his record with a limit. Notwithstanding, he fell for 25 – to Linde – as India A slipped to 264 for 3. India required Easwaran to kick on and score a major century however the right-hander fell before long arriving at the milestone. He was Lutho Sipamla’s second wicket as South Africa A made a solid rebound with three major forward leaps.
Baba Aparajith and Upendra Yadav were unbeaten at stumps – having made 14 off 58 – as the match will head into the last day with draw being the possible outcome. Prior, in the initial two days, Pieter Malan and Tony de Zorzi made hundreds of years to guarantee South Africa A had the option to pronounce with 509 for 7 on the board. Navdeep Saini and Arzan Nagwaswalla sacked two each while Rahul Chahar and Umran Malik got one wicket each.
Brief scores : South Africa A 509/7 dec (Pieter Malan 163, Tony de Zorzi 117; Navdeep Saini 2-57) lead India A 308/4 (Abhimanyu Easwaran 103, Priyank Panchal 96; George Linde 2-32) by 201 runs.