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India A vs South Africa A 2nd Test Day 1 Highlights: Shubman Gill, Karun Nair take India A to 233/3

India A vs South Africa A, Ind A vs SA A 2nd Test Highlights: Shubman Gill remains the center of attraction with his 92-run knock.

By: Sports Desk | Updated: September 17, 2019 4:43:14 pm
Shubman Gill (Express file)

India A vs South Africa A, Ind A vs SA A 2nd test Highlights: After winning the first unofficial Test with South Africa A by seven wickets, India A locked horns with South Africa A in Mysuru on Tuesday. Winning the toss, Proteas elected to field first and India A lost two early wickets fo Abhimanyu Easwaran and Priyank Panchal before in-form Shubman Gill emerged as the star of the day. Shubman played 92-run innings and now Karun Nair 78, and Wriddhiman Saha 36 are still on the crease. Bad light has forced the play to finish an hour early.

India A clinched the five-match unofficial ODI series 4-1, and will hope to continue their domination through the performances of Shubman Gill, who has broken into the Indian Test squad for the three-match series against the Proteas, starting on October 2 in Visakhapatnam.

Experienced wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha will take over the captaincy from Gill, while openers Priyank Panchal, Abhimanyu Easwaran, and Karnataka batsman Karun Nair have also been drafted in. But it remains to be seen if all-rounder Vijay Shankar, who missed the first match due to a thumb injury, gets an opportunity.

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India A vs South Africa A 2nd Test Live Updates:


    16:20 (IST)17 Sep 2019
    Day 1 belongs to Shubman, Karun

    So Day 1 of second unofficial Test is over. Bad light has caused the play to stop early. An hour or 16 overs of play was left for the day. Karun Nair is unbeaten 78 and Wriddhiman Saha is not out on 36. India A 233/3.

    16:13 (IST)17 Sep 2019
    Bad light stops play!

    Bad Light stopped play in Mysore. India A 233 for 3 in the first innings. (Karun Nair 78* and Saha 36*).

    15:52 (IST)17 Sep 2019
    Karun-Wriddhiman pair grows big

    End Of Over 70 - India A 213/3 Wriddhiman Saha 25(69) Karun Nair 69(159)

    15:23 (IST)17 Sep 2019
    India A reach 200

    India A reach 200 in 61.5 overs . 200/3 Nair 62* from 141 Saha 19* from 42 balls. While in the last session, 107 runs were added for the loss of 1 wicket.

    15:10 (IST)17 Sep 2019
    Karun Nair making it big

    After an exciting innings from Shubman Gill, Karun Nair is also making it big as after 60 overs, India A are 189/3 with Karun playing on 56 and Wriddhiman Saha is on 19.

    14:24 (IST)17 Sep 2019
    Tea break: India A 173/3

    The swashbuckling Shubman Gill departs for 92 and Karun Nair has taken the charge as he has reached his fifty. Before going on tea break, Karun has made 56 off 120 balls. Skipper Wriddiman Saha is the new batsman. India A 173/3 in 53 overs.

    14:09 (IST)17 Sep 2019
    Shubman Gill departs!

    The in-form Shubman Gill got out for 92 off 137 balls. He was caught by Senuran Muthusamy off Lutho Sipamla's ball. India A 166/3 now. Great knock ends here.

    13:32 (IST)17 Sep 2019
    Shubman Gill-Karun Nair close to 100-run partnership

    Shubman Gill (63) and Karun Nair (41) partnership is growing big as India A have put 122/2 on board and their partnership is inching closer to touch 100-run mark. Impressive batting display by Shubman Gill, proving his selection for the national side worth and now Team India would have a problem of plenty with Rohit Sharma available for the opening slot.

    12:53 (IST)17 Sep 2019
    Fifty for Shubman Gill

    Shubman Gill has hit yet another fifty. He is on the crease playing on 50 off 80 balls taking India A score to 82/2. Karun Nair is also gearing up as he has reached 19 off 44 balls.

    11:41 (IST)17 Sep 2019
    Shubman grows stronger

    Lunch Break: With Shubman Gill still unbeaten for 35 off 65 and Karun Nair 18 off 35, India A are 66/2 in 26 overs. Shubman Gill is looking in great touch with the confidence of getting selected for Indian senior side.

    11:32 (IST)17 Sep 2019
    Priyank Panchal has been exceptional in Ranji

    Priyank Panchal in Ranji over last 3 years:

    2016-17:  average 87.3,  (1300+ runs)

    2017-18: average 60

    2018-19: average 60

    11:24 (IST)17 Sep 2019
    Easwaran-Panchal pair falls early!

    The in-form batsman Abhimanyu Easwaran and Priyank Panchal managed just 11 runs between them in their first outing after India's Test selection for South Africa series. Both were in the race for a spot in the national team but things did not fall in place for them.Even former India wicketkeeper Nayan Mongia has said that  Abhimanyu Easwaran and Priyank Panchal deserve to be India's Test openers instead of Rohit Sharma.

    11:17 (IST)17 Sep 2019
    Vernon Philander & Lungi Ngidi showing their class

    South African bowling line up is not that easy for them. Vernon Philander & Lungi Ngidi are international bowlers playing in the unofficial Test. The Test began this morning. SA-A won the toss, chose to BOWL first and Lungi Ngidi got Easwaran for 5 and India A were 10 for 1 in 5.2 overs.

    11:12 (IST)17 Sep 2019
    India A pin hope on Shubman-Karun pair

    So after 20 overs India A have lost their two crucial wickets. Two batting stalwarts Karun Nair 4 (13) and Shubman Gill 23 (51) are on crease and the team has pinned hope on this pair. Commendable bowling effort by the Proteas! India A 40/2 after 20 overs.

    11:09 (IST)17 Sep 2019
    India A 31/2 now

    The in-form Priyank Panchal got out for just 6 (39) as a catch taken by Theunis De Bruyn off Wiaan Mulder's ball. India A 31/2 now. Shubman Gill still on crease.

    11:07 (IST)17 Sep 2019
    Panchal departs!
    11:00 (IST)17 Sep 2019
    Shubman Gill the biggest hope

    With Shubman Gill and Pritank Panchal are at the crease, India A have reached 26/1 in 13 overs. Lungi Ngidi looks effective as in his five overs, he spared only 8 runs with one wicket and three maidens. While Vernon Philander has also been economical so far as in his five overs only 9 runs have been conceded.

    10:32 (IST)17 Sep 2019
    Proteas pace attack in control

    Priyank Panchal came on after Abhimanyu's dismissal, and has so far taking his time settle in with Shubman Gill. Lungi Ngidi and Vernon Philander have been economical with their bowling so far. He has taken just a single in the 17 balls that he has faced, while Shubman Gill is on 10* from 27 balls. IND A are 17/1 after 10 overs. 

    10:00 (IST)17 Sep 2019

    After starting out nice and slow with Shubman Gill, Abhimanyu Easwaran is made to depart for just 5 off 17 balls by Lungi Ngidi's delivery. The Indian opener was trapped by the South African pace bowler. IND A are 10/1 after 5.2 overs.

    09:38 (IST)17 Sep 2019
    South Africa A Playing XI

    Aiden Markram (C), Pieter Malan, Theunis de Bruyn, Khaya Zondo, Senuran Muthusamy, Heinrich Klaasen (W), Wiaan Mulder, Vernon Philander, Dane Piedt, Lutho Sipamla, Lungi Ngidi.


    India A: Wriddhiman Saha (captain and wicket-keeper), Priyank Panchal, Abhimanyu Easwaran, Shubman Gill, Anmolpreet Singh, Karun Nair, K Gowtham, Jalaj Saxena, Kuldeep Yadav, Shahbaz Nadeem, Vijay Shankar, Shivam Dube, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Siraj, Avesh Khan

    South Africa A: Aiden Markram (captain), Theunis de Bruyn, Zubayr Hamza, Lungi Ngidi, George Linde, Pieter Malan, Eddie Moore, Senuran Muthusamy, Marco Jansen, Dane Piedt, Wiaan Mulder, Heinrich Klaasen, Lutho Sipamla, Khaya Zondo