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Board President’s XI vs South Africa, Warm-up Match Day 3 Highlights: Match drawn

India Board President's XI vs South Africa Warm-up Test Match Highlights: Rohit Sharma bagged a two-ball duck whereas Priyank Panchal, Srikar Bharat and Sidhesh Lad

By: Sports Desk | Updated: September 28, 2019 5:34:53 pm
Rohit Sharma Out Rohit Sharma faced just two balls of Philander and got out. (Source: CSA/Twitter)

India Board President’s XI vs South Africa Warm-up Test Match Highlights: After Temba Bavuma and Vernon Philander piled on runs in the first session, the focus was on skipper Rohit Sharma as he opened the innings for the hosts. It was a disappointing start for Rohit as he bagged a two-ball duck getting out to Philander in the second over of the innings.

Priyank Panchal, Srikar Bharat, and Siddhesh Lad scored half-centuries taking the score to 265 for 8 at stumps. Keshav Maharaj picked three wickets for the visitors. On Day 2, Aiden Markram scored his second first-class century on the trot on India tour. India are scheduled to play Faf du Plessis-led South Africa on October 2.

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Board President XI vs South Africa Three-day practice match Highlights:

17:09 (IST)28 Sep 2019
Match drawn

Siddhesh Lad says unbeaten for 52 from 89 deliveries. Jalaj Saxena departs for 2 whereas Dharmendrasingh Jadeja bags a duck. The practice match is drawn.  BP XI: 265/8

16:08 (IST)28 Sep 2019
Bharat falls after fifty

Srikar Bharat's spirited counter-attack comes to an end. Keshav Maharaj gets his wicket. Bharat departs after scoring his 21st First-Class half-century from just 53 deliveries. He scored 71 runs from 57 deliveries including five fours and seven sixes. BP XI - 235/6, trail by 44 runs

15:42 (IST)28 Sep 2019
50-run partnership

After losing five wickets, BP XI were looking for a partnership from their middle order and lower middle-order batsman. Siddhesh Lad and Srikar Bharat have done well to bring the innings back on track. Lad and Bharat are batting on 25 and 35. Bharat has accelerated quickly after a slow start. BP XI - 196/5 

15:08 (IST)28 Sep 2019
Tea break

Siddhesh Lad and Srikar Bharat in the middle. Lad is batting on 12 from 25 deliveries whereas Bharat is batting on 3 from 21 deliveries. BP XI: 151/5, trail by 128 runs

14:25 (IST)28 Sep 2019
Panchal-Nair depart

Priyank Panchal departs for 60 off just 77 balls. He hit 10 fours and one six and took team's score to 134/4. But Karun Nair also departed three balls after Panchal. Nair made 19 off 35 balls. BP XI: 136/5 

13:42 (IST)28 Sep 2019
Mayank Agarwal out!

Going for the slog off Keshav Maharaj and caught in th deep. Not a right way to get out. Must be an unhappy man as he lost out an opportunity to play little more and ease out the team management about the opening pair's concerns. Mayank made 39 off 92 balls. Karun Nair is the new man in with Panchal already there on 41.

13:23 (IST)28 Sep 2019
India off to a steady start

Slowly by steadily, Indian pair of Mayank Agarwal and Priyank Panchal is piling up runs now. After 25 overs of play, President's XI are 85/2. Mayank has reached 39 and Panchal is on 33 off just 36 balls with seven classic fours. Shows how great touch he is in.

12:35 (IST)28 Sep 2019
India 36/2 after 15 overs

With Mayank Agarwal and Priyank Panchal are on the crease, Board President's XI are 36/2 after 15 overs. Kagiso Rabada and Vernon Philander are looking effecive, giving clear signs of a tough battle at Vizag from October 2.

11:48 (IST)28 Sep 2019
Easwaran falls for 13

The in-form Bengal skipper Abhimanyu Easwaran also fell cheaply for 13 as President's XI are struggling at 23/2 with Mayank Agarwal is not out at 10.

11:35 (IST)28 Sep 2019
President's XI 21/1 after 10 overs

After Rohit Sharma's early departure, Mayank Agarwal and Abhimanyu Easwaran are taking the innings ahead. They have scored 21/1 in 10 overs with Mayank's 10 off 38 and Easwaran's 11 not out.

11:14 (IST)28 Sep 2019
Rohit Sharma out!

What a disastrous start for Rohit Sharma. Opening the innings with Mayank, he got out for a duck! Unbelievable!
Philander claimed Rohit's wicket and India are 2 for 1.

10:51 (IST)28 Sep 2019
Rohit Sharma and Mayank Agarwal to walk in

This warm-up match is a kind of trial run for Rohit Sharma-the Test opener as the swashbuckling Indian right-hander is getting another chance to prove himself as Test cricket and give longevity to his red-ball cricket career. Let's see how things get unfold here today.

10:43 (IST)28 Sep 2019
South Africa declare innings for 276/6

After 279/6 on board, South Africa declared the innings. As it's a warm up game, the other team ought to be given the chance to practice. Meanwhile Temba Bavuma remained not out on 87. Now all eyes would be on Rohit Sharma coming out to bat.

09:59 (IST)28 Sep 2019
Cricket action begins

So cricket action has started at Vizianagaram as Tamba Bavuma and Vernon Philander have started piling up more runs for the team. Bavuma has reached 76 with 12 fours and one six so far and Philander is on 7, taking team's total to 227/5 in 55 overs.

Squads:

Board Presidents XI Squad: Mayank Agarwal, Rohit Sharma(c), Abhimanyu Easwaran, Priyank Panchal, Karun Nair, Siddhesh Lad, Srikar Bharat(w), Jalaj Saxena, Dharmendrasinh Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Umesh Yadav, Avesh Khan, Ishan Porel

South Africa Squad: Aiden Markram, Dean Elgar, Theunis de Bruyn, Faf du Plessis(c), Temba Bavuma, Quinton de Kock(w), Vernon Philander, Keshav Maharaj, Lungi Ngidi, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Dane Piedt, Heinrich Klaasen, Zubayr Hamza, Senuran Muthusamy