India A vs South Africa A, IND A vs SA A 1st Test, Day 4 Highlights: South Africa A could add only seven runs to their overnight score as they were bundled out for 186 in the first session of day four. Shardul Thakur knocked over Lutho Sipamla to end South Africa’s second innings. The visitors set a non-threatening a target of 48 runs for the hosts to chase down.
Chasing 48, India A lost the wicket of their skipper, Shubman Gill, early on. Lungi Ngidi took two wickets with the new ball including Gill and Ankit Bawne who was promoted up the order. Ricky Bhui was promoted up the order as well as Ruturaj Gaikwad did not open. The wicketkeeper-batsman Srikar Bharat lost his wicket to new ball bowler Dane Piedt. However, Shivam Dube helped his side finish with a flourish. Dube hit two back-to-back sixes to finish off the match and guide India A to an easy win in the first unofficial Test.
India A vs South Africa A, IND A vs SA A 1st Test, Day 4 Highlights:
Dube finishes with flourish
India A chase down the target of 48 runs in 9.4 overs. Ricky Bhui remains not out for 20. Shivam Dube finishes with a flourish. Dube came to the crease after Bharat's wicket and hit two back-to-back sixes off Piedt's bowling to finish the match. A comprehensive win for India A by seven wickets.
Srikar Bharat loses his wicket to Dane Piedt. The wicketkeeper-batsman departs after scoring five runs. IND A - 37/3 in 9.2 overs, need 11 more runs to win
Lungi Ngidi strikes again with the new ball. This is a good sign for South Africa, Ngidi is getting back into the groove. Ankit Bawne promoted up the order falls for 6. IND A - 24/2 in 6.5 overs, need 24 more runs to win
Bhui hits boundaries
Ricky Bhui and Ankit Bawne looking to chase down the target as soon as possible. Without taking many risks, Bhui hits two boundaries. Ankit Bawne promoted up the order. Ruturaj Gaikwad did not open with Shubman Gill. IND A - 24/1 in 6 overs, need 24 more runs to win
India A lose skipper Shubman Gill early in the run chase. Gill departs after scoring five runs from eight deliveries. Lungi Ngidi knocks him over. IND A - 10/1 in 23 overs, need 38 more runs to win
India A need just 48 runs to win the first unofficial Test. It will be interesting to see who opens the batting for India A keeping in mind the senior Test side is expected to be announced today.
SA A all out
Shardul Thakur strikes in the fourth over of the day. Lutho Sipamla departs bowled for 8. SA A - 186 all out, lead by 47 runs
Hello and welcome to India A vs South Africa A first unofficial Test live blog. The weather forecast does not look promising and it is expected to rain in Thiruvananthapuram. SA A - 179/9 in 55 overs, lead by 40 runs