India A vs South Africa A 1st Test Highlights: After restricting South Africa A to just 164 in their first innings, Shubman Gill-led India A finished Day 1 on 129/2 after 38 overs at Greenfield International Stadium, Thiruvananthapuram on Monday.
After winning the limited-overs series, India A continued their dominance in red-ball cricket where Shardul Thakur and Krishnappa Gowtham bagged three wickets each, and Shubman Gill remained on an unbeaten 66 with Ankit Bawne on the crease. South Africa’s Marco Jansen was their highest scorer with a 45-run knock.
India A vs South Africa A 1st Test Highlights:
Stumps: Day 1
So play is called off for the day and India A are 129/2 and trail by 35 runs. Shubman Gill is unbeaten on 66 and giving him company is Ankit Bawne on 6. Join us for live action tomorrow.
Shubman Gill slams fifty
Shubman Gill continues his good run of form with a fine half-century. Reaches the landmark in 94 balls. His beautiful innings was laced with 7 fours and 1 six. IND A- 109/2
India A trail by 90 runs
Shubman Gill stands strong in the middle stitching another partnership with Ricky Bhui. India A are batting on 74/1 at the end of 20 overs, with Gill batting on 34, while his partner is Bhui is on 10.
Shubman Gill and Ruturaj Gaikwad start things smoothly
After bundling out South Africa A for a paltry 164, Shubman Gill and Ruturaj Gaikwad get India A to a smooth start. The pair has added 38 at the end of 10 overs, with Gill batting on 13 and his partner on 25. IND A: 38/0 (trail by 126 runs)
India A bundle out South Africa A on 164
India A bundle out South Africa A on 164 with Shahbaz Nadeem inflicting the final blow on the visitors. He gets rid of Lungi Ndidi on 15.
South Africa A lose their ninth man as Lutho Sipamla returns to the pavilion on 9. SA A are batting on 131/9.
South Africa A lose another wicket as Senuran Muthusamy falls short of his ground. Ankit Bawne is the man with the golden arm as he hits the bulls eye. SA: 70/7
K Gowtham joins the party
K Gowtham joins the party and a small 30-run partnership between Wiaan Mulder and Senuran Muthusamy comes to an end with the former departing on 21. South Africa are six down with 52 on the board.
Shradul Thakur tears apart the Proteas batting line-up!
Shradul Thakur is doing most of the damage here, as he picks his third wicket of the match. South Africa A are five down with 22 on the board. Heinrich Klaasen is the fourth South African player to depart for 0.
South Africa A top order crumble
The hosts have ripped apart the Proteas top order as South Africa A reach 18/3 at the end of 10 overs. Shardul Thakur and Shahbaz Nadeem provided India A with the other two wickets.
Sorry for the delay but here are the PLAYING XIs from both the teams:
India A: Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ankit Bawne, Shubman Gill(c), Jalaj Saxena, Ricky Bhui, Srikar Bharat(w), Shivam Dube, Krishnappa Gowtham, Mohammed Siraj, Shahbaz Nadeem, Shardul Thakur
South Africa A: Pieter Malan, Edward Moore, Aiden Markram(c), Zubayr Hamza, Khaya Zondo, Heinrich Klaasen(w), Wiaan Mulder, Marco Jansen, Senuran Muthusamy, Dane Piedt, Lungi Ngidi
India A win toss elect to bowl first
Hello and Welcome!
Hello and welcome to the LIVE COVERAGE of the 1st Test between India A and South Africa. The match is being played in Thiruvananthapuram. The highly-rated Shubman Gill will lead the team in the first of the two four-day matches. All-rounders Vijay Shankar and Shivam Dube will feature in both matches.