India A vs South Africa A: Junior Dala stars as hosts thrash visitors by 235 runs in 1st 'Test'

Putting up an abject batting display, India A lost the first unofficial 'Test' against South Africa by 235 runs to trail the two-match series 0-1.

PTI, August 15, 2017

Pretoria: Putting up an abject batting display, India A lost the first unofficial 'Test' against South Africa by 235 runs to trail the two-match series 0-1.

South Africa A's Junior Dala in action against India A. Image courtesy: Twitter @OfficialCSA

South Africa A's Junior Dala in action against India A. Image courtesy: Twitter @OfficialCSA

Chasing a mammoth victory target of 447, India were all out for 211 in their second innings with pacer Junior Dala grabbing five for 36 in 10.1 overs.

Starting the day at 192 for six, India A added only 19 runs as they lost three wickets. Vijay Shankar, who got injured in the first innings did not come out to bat.

It was a poor show by India A as they were outclassed by the hosts in all departments during the match.

For the record, not a single Indian batsmen could cross half-century mark in both innings with Ankit Bawne's 46 being the top score.

Most of the specialist batsmen got out in their 20s in the second innings.

While Bawne was the only one who showed temperament for the longer format, young keeper-batsmen Ishan Kishan approached his innings with a T20 mindset, hitting 39 off 32 balls.

Brief Score: South Africa 346 and 220/5 declared

India A 120 & 211 (Ankit Bawne 46, Ishan Kishan 39, Junior Dala 5/36). India A lost by 235 runs.

Updated Date: Aug 15, 2017





Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 3634 125
2 South Africa 3589 112
3 Australia 3499 106
4 New Zealand 2354 102
5 England 3772 97
6 Sri Lanka 2914 94
Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 5751 125
2 India 5492 122
3 South Africa 3842 113
4 New Zealand 4602 112
5 Pakistan 3279 102
6 Australia 3548 101
Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 3270 131
2 Australia 1894 126
3 India 3932 123
4 New Zealand 2542 116
5 England 1951 115
6 South Africa 2058 114