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As it happened: Live updates: South Africa A vs India A, Day 3


Cricketnext Staff
Aug 19, 2013 at 09:57pm IST

After 98.3 overs (Stumps): South Africa A 312 for 9 at the end of Day 3, trailing India A by 270 runs. Jean-Paul Duminy was dismissed by Suresh Raina for 84, after the batsman edged a delivery to wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha. Duminy and Kyle Abbott had put on 32 runs for the ninth wicket. Medium pacer Ishwar Pandey has scalped four wickets, while Raina has bagged two.

End of over 92: Medium pacer Ishwar Pandey took two wickets in the 91st over: Thami Tsolekile for 47 and Wayne Parnell for nought. Jean-Paul Duminy and Thami Tsolekile had put on 86 runs for the seventh wicket. South Africa A 285 for 8.

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End of over 81: Fifty for Jean-Paul Duminy, while Thami Tsolekile showing some urgency by hitting quite a few boundaries. The pair have put on 59 runs for the seventh wicket. South Africa A 253 for 6.

As it happened: Live updates: South Africa A vs India A, Day 3

South Africa A end Day 3 at 312 for 9, trailing India A by 270 runs.

End of over 68 (Tea): South Africa A 206 for 6, trailing India A by 376 runs. Jean-Paul Duminy 36*, Thami Tsolekile 9*.

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End of over 65: Medium pacer Ishwar Pandey dismissed Justin Ontong for 47 after the batsman edged it to wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha. Jean-Paul Duminy and Ontong put on a 75-run stand for the sixth wicket.

End of over 61: Jean-Paul Duminy and Justin Ontong have built a 60-run stand for the sixth wicket so far. South Africa A 179 for 5.

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End of over 46: Jean-Paul Duminy and Justin Ontong trying to get a partnership going. South Africa A 140 for 5.

Over 35.3 (Lunch): Shahbaz Nadeem also joined the party as he got the wicket of Temba Bavuna caught at first slip by Suresh Raina for a duck. South Africa A 119 for 5 and trail by 463 runs at lunch on day three.

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End of over 33: The bowling change worked for India A as Suresh Raina trapped Rilee Rossouw lbw for 57. South Africa A now totter at 116 for 4.

End of over 27: Night-watchman Simon Harmer (22) edged one from Ishwar Pandey to Wriddhiman Saha behind the stumps. Thus with this wicket ended 72-run stand for the third wicket with Rilee Rossouw. South Africa A 94 for 3.

End of over 22: Rilee Rossouw and Simon Harmer have steadied things after Dean Elgar fell early at the start of day's play. South Africa A 70 for 2 and trail by 512 runs.

End of over 12: After the batsmen scored heavily the onus was on the India A bowlers to prove their worth. Mohammad Shami didn't disappoint as he struck early on day three by removing Dean Elgar trapped lbw for 11. South Africa A 31 for 2.

Day 2 round-up: After Cheteshwar Pujara's 140 on day one, Suresh Raina (135) and Rohit Sharma (119) followed up by scoring their respective centuries. At the end of day two, South Africa A were 20 for 1 and trailing by 562 runs with Dean Elgar and Simon Harmer at the crease.

Earlier, after the wickets of Rohit and Raina the lower order responded well with some decent contributions especially Shahbaz Nadeem by scoring an unbeaten 46 as India A declared at 582 for 9.

Day 1 round-up: Riding on skipper Cheteshwar Pujara's 140 off 205 balls, India A reached 281 for 3 at stumps on day one of the first unofficial Test against South Africa A.

Opting to bat, India got off to a slow start and lost Shikhar Dhawan (11) early, but Pujara along with Rohit Sharma who is unbeaten on 70 put up a 176-run partnership. Murali Vijay opening the innings got a start before getting out on 44 off Andrew Birch's bowling.

For South Africa A, Wayne Parnell, Birch and Simon Harmer claimed one wicket each. India A play two Tests, which provides practice to players in contention for selection when the senior side visits South Africa for a full series.

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