Indian bowlers were made to work hard on the second day of the first unofficial Test just as South Africa A proclaimed on 509 for 7 in Bloemfontein. After Pieter Malan and Tony de Zorzi made hundreds on the first day of the season, Sinethemba Qeshile and George Linde hit half-hundreds of years with the Indian bowlers battling to track down any assistance from the surface.
South Africa continued on 343 for 3 however lost Malan and Smith promptly in the day. At 350 for 5, India A got an opportunity to make a solid rebound in the game however Qeshile and Linde made 102 for the 6th wicket to put South Africa A on top once more. Navdeep Saini and Arzan Nagwaswalla got two wickets each while Umran Malik got one. Among spinners, just Rahul Chahar picked a wicket yet in addition proceeded to enlist a bowling century himself with figures of 28.5-0-125-1.
With a mountain in front of them, India hitters finished the day on 125 for 1 in the 33 overs they batted. Prithvi Shaw, wanting to make a Test rebound, was forceful and struck nine limits to make 48 off 45. Commander Priyank Panchal made an unbeaten 45 off 99 to guarantee the hosts had the option to pick only one wicket on the day.
India A hustled to 80 for 1 in 13.5 overs kindness Shaw’s whirlwind of limits before Abhimanyu Easwaran and Panchal got comfortable to see the side to stumps. Easwaran’s unbeaten 27 had five limits as he sewed a 45-run remain with his chief.
Brief scores : South Africa A 509/7 dec (Pieter Malan 163, Tony de Zorzi 117; Navdeep Saini 2-57) lead India A 125/1 (Prithvi Shaw 48) by 384 runs.