India A vs South Africa A: At Day 3, Stumps, South Africa were 179/9 with tailenders Ngidi and Sipamla at the crease. SA A lead by 40 runs but have only one wicket in hand. Most the day was washed out due to rain but when play began Jalaj Saxena struck to dismiss overnight batsman Heinrich Klaasen. This triggered a collapse as Indian bowlers ruled the roost on a rain-hit day.
Earlier, the visitors began play still trailing by 14 runs and with half the team down at Greenfield International Stadium, Thiruvananthapuram. Shubman Gill-led India A will look to wrap up the Proteas’ second innings as soon as possible. Mohammed Siraj, Shardul Thakur, Krishnappa Gowtham took one wicket each on Tuesday whereas Shahbaz Nadeem took two wickets. Earlier the 100-run partnership between Jalaj Saxena and Shardul Thakur for the eighth wicket helped India A post 303 in the first innings.
India A vs South Africa A 1st Test, Day 3: Highlights
Stumps Day 3
South Africa A Lead By 40 Runs. SA 179/9. At Day 3, Stumps, South Africa were 179/9 with tailenders Ngidi and Sipamla at the crease. SA A lead by 40 runs but have only one wicket in hand. Join us for live action tomorrow.
Jalaj Saxena strikes
First he gets the wicket of Klassen for 48 and then picks up Piedt for just 1. This match may be over all to soon. SA- 169/7
Day 3's play begins
Day 3's play begins in the final session. Heinrich Klaasen and Wiaan Mulder's partnership for the sixth wicket is now 50 runs. South Africa have taken a lead (5 runs), Klaasen is batting on 38 whereas Mulder is on 28. SA A - 144/5 in 40 overs
First session washed out
The first session of day three of first unofficial Test likely to get washed out due to rain. We saw in the ODI series how groundsmen toiled hard to dry the outfield after rain. Longer delay is expected.
Rain delays play
Once again, the weather of Thiruvananthapuram prevents play from starting on time. Expect a long delay as rain plays spoilsport on Day 3.
Hello and welcome to India A vs South Africa A first unofficial Test live blog. The visitors are clearly struggling and will be hoping for a big partnership and support from the lower order. The top-scorer for SA A in first innings, Marco Jansen is yet to bat. A fightback in the third innings can be expected on day three. SA A - 125/5 in 35 overs