India A vs South Africa A: Karun Nair's men on verge of defeat after losing six wickets in 447 chase

India A now require 255 runs on the final day with only four wickets in hand

PTI, Aug, 14 2017

Pretoria: India A are on the verge of losing the first unofficial 'Test' match against South Africa as they struggled to reach 192 for six chasing an uphill victory target of 447 at stumps on the third day.

Andile Phehlukwayo in action for South Africa A against India A. Image Courtesy: @andileluck19/Twitter

Andile Phehlukwayo in action for South Africa A against India A. Image Courtesy: @andileluck19/Twitter

Ankit Bawne (46, 82), who looked set was out of the last delivery of the day, giving a return catch to pacer Junior Dala. India A require 255 runs on the final day with only four wickets in hand.

The India A batsmen were not ready to spend time at the crease as none of them save Bawne were ready to show patience.

Sudeep Chatterjee (20, 35 balls), Ravikumar Samarth (24, 45 balls), skipper Karun Nair (30, 38 balls), Ishan Kishan (39, 32 balls) all got starts but didn't show enough intent to convert into big scores.

Earlier, South Africa declared their second innings at 220 for 5 riding on impressive performances from skipper Markram (79) and Rudi Second (74).

Navdeep Saini with 3 for 20 was the most successful bowler for India in the second innings. India A need 255 runs with 4 wickets in hand.

Brief Scores: South Africa A 346 and 220/5 decl (Aiden Markram 79, Rudi Second 74, Navdeep Saini 3/20)

India A 120 and 192/6 (Ishan Kishan 39, Karun Nair 30).

Published Date: Aug 14, 2017 | Updated Date: Aug 14, 2017




Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 4493 125
2 South Africa 3767 111
3 England 4497 105
4 New Zealand 3114 97
5 Australia 3294 97
Rank Team Points Rating
1 South Africa 6386 120
2 India 6379 120
3 Australia 5948 114
4 England 6156 114
5 New Zealand 5432 111
Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 2843 124
2 New Zealand 1925 120
3 West Indies 2395 120
4 England 2029 119
5 India 2965 119