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, August 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).

Updated Date: Aug 14, 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 5599 124
2 India 5492 122
3 South Africa 3842 113
4 New Zealand 4602 112
5 Pakistan 3279 102
6 Australia 3474 102
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