Abhimanyu Easwaran compiled a solid hundred in the game but skipper Priyank Panchal missed out on one by only four runs. The bowlers struggled with the hosts piling on the runs.
The 26-year-old Easwaran made 103 off 209 balls and hit 16 boundaries during his stay in the middle.
Ppener Prithvi Shaw (48 off 45 balls) was looking ominous before he was out in the 14th over of India A's first innings. He hit nine fours during his knock.
India A vs South Africa A: Malan, de Zorzi slam tons as hosts dominate opening day of first unofficial Test
Malan (157*) and de Zorzi (117) shared a 217-run stand for the third wicket to put South Africa A in a strong position in the four-day game.
Deepak and Ishan are currently in Kolkata for the third T20I against New Zealand.
George Linde, Lutho Sipamla included in South Africa A squad for upcoming four-day fixtures against India A
The home team will be led by 32-year-old opening batter Pieter Malan. The series, an opportunity for the players to vie for places in the senior squad before India's upcoming tour of the country, will be held from 23 November to 9 December at Mangaung Oval.
Jammu and Kashmir pacer Umran Malik named in 14-member India A team for South Africa tour; Priyank Panchal to lead
The BCCI's senior selection committee picked the 14-member squad for the tour which will have three four-day matches. All the three matches will be played in Bloemfontein.
Now in charge of the National Cricket Academy, Dravid has played a key role in producing the next generation of cricketers and a reserve pool which is the envy of India's opponents.
India men's team trainer says quarantine period helped address fitness areas untouched during cricket season
Desai said that they had asked all the top India stars to "rest and take some time off, stay with family and relax" before getting back to training.
Teams visiting England to play intra-squad warm-up matches instead of facing County sides; India ‘A’ tour gets postponed
New Zealand, Sri Lanka and Pakistan all had county fixtures scheduled, while India 'A' were meant to play two four-day matches against India in England.
The India cricket team is scheduled to tour England in August and September to play five Test matches, beginning with the opening game at Nottingham on 4 August.
India A vs New Zealand A: Shubman Gill's unbeaten century puts visitors in strong position on third day of second unofficial Test
Opening the batting along side skipper Hanuma Vihari (59), Gill scored his runs off 153 balls with the help of 13 boundaries and one six to help India A pile up 234/1 in 53 overs.
India vs New Zealand: Shreyas Iyer attributes success to stint with India A team, says batting at different positions helped him
Iyer scored his maiden ODI hundred but India failed to defend a target of 348 against New Zealand in the series opener on Wednesday.
India A vs New Zealand A: Visitors left with uphill task to save first 'Test' after hosts pile up mammoth first innings total on third day
At the close of play, India A's Priyank Panchal and Shubman Gill were batting on 67 and 33, respectively.
India A vs New Zealand A: Krunal Pandya, Ishan Kishan's efforts go in vain as hosts clinch series-levelling win in second unofficial ODI
India A's top-order batsmen failed to convert their starts into big scores as New Zealand A won the second unofficial ODI by 29 runs and restored parity in the three-match series on Friday.
India A vs New Zealand XI: Prithvi Shaw, bowlers shine in visitors' five-wicket victory in first unofficial ODI
A day after being picked as the injured Shikhar Dhawan's replacement in India's ODI squad for the assignments against New Zealand's senior team, Shaw smashed 48 off 35 balls to lay the foundation for the visiting team's chase.
India A vs New Zealand XI: Prithvi Shaw sends a message to selectors with 100-ball 150 knock in visitors' win
Prithvi Shaw slammed a 100-ball 150 in India A's 12-run victory over New Zealand XI in the second practice game on Sunday, coming back from an injury in the manner that matched the hype around him.
Shreya Parab, Shivani Shinde to replace Richa Ghosh, Nuzhat Parween in India women's squads for Quadrangular T20 series
Goa's Shreya Parab and Maharashtra's Shivani Shinde were on Thursday named as replacements in the India A and B squads for the upcoming Quadrangular T20 series featuring Bangladesh and Thailand.
Prithvi Shaw set to join India A team in New Zealand after recovering from shoulder injury, says report
Prithvi Shaw will join the India A squad in New Zealand in the next 48 hours, having recovered from the shoulder injury he sustained during a Ranji Trophy game last week.
Hardik Pandya excluded from India A squad for New Zealand tour after failing fitness tests, Vijay Shankar named replacement
It has been learnt that Pandya failed a couple of mandatory fitness tests and his scores were well below the permissible range suggesting that he is far from being fit for international cricket. In this situation, pulling him out of the India A squad was expected.