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As it happened: Live updates: South Africa A vs India A, Day 4


Cricketnext Staff,Cricketnext
Aug 20, 2013 at 09:17pm IST

India A comprehensively beat South Africa A by an innings and 13 runs in the first unofficial Test at Rustenburg to go 1-0 up in the two-match series.

India A skipper Cheteshwar Pujara was adjudged the Man of the Match for his 137.

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South Africa A 2nd innings:

As it happened: Live updates: South Africa A vs India A, Day 4

India A beat South Africa A by an innings and 13 runs in the first unofficial Test at Rustenburg.

Temba Bavuma top-scored in South Africa A's second innings with 65 but did not get much support from the other batsmen after the hosts were made to follow-on. For India A, Ishwar Pandey picked up three wickets to add to the four he had picked up in the first innings. Mohammed Shami also bagged three wickets, while Rohit Sharma scalped two.

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66.5 overs: India A win the first unofficial Test by an innings and 13 runs to go 1-0 up in the two-match series. Ishwar Pandey got the last wicket and his third of the innings, bowling Andrew Birch for 4.

End of over 61: Kyle Abbott tried flicking one from Rohit Sharma but got an edge to Wriddhiman Saha behind the stumps.

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End of over 51: Rohit Sharma finally gives India A the much needed breakthrough by ending Temba Bavuma's fighting knock of 65 runs. Bavuma went for the pull shot and plays straight to Cheteshwar Pujara at midwicket.

End of over 50: Temba Bavuma is fighting it out for South Africa A with a gritty 65 while at the other end Simon Harmer is giving good company to frustrate India A bowlers. South Africa A 166 for 7 and trail by 59 runs.

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End of over 43: Wayne Parnell departed in the last over as India A bowlers left the hosts reeling at 142 for 7 at tea on day four.

End of over 42: Just before tea, Wayne Parnell (10) while trying to clear midwicket hands an easy catch to Shikhar Dhawan off Shahbaz Nadeem's bowling. South Africa A 140 for 7.

End of over 35: Ishwar Pandey gave just one run and picked up the wicket of Thami Tsolekile to leave South Africa A reeling at 124 for 6.

End of over 32: Temba Bavuma and Thami Tsolekile have steadied things after South Africa A lost wickets at regular intervals. South Africa A 118 for 5 and trail by 107 runs.

End of over 25: South Africa A are slipping down fast and this time Mohammad Shami removes Justin Ontong to claim his third wicket. South Africa A 104 for 5.

End of over 20: Suresh Raina's good form with the ball continues as he struck after lunch by getting the wicket of Rilee Rossouw. The South African batsman went for the sweep and the ball kept low as he missed it to get bowled. South Africa A 62 for 4.

End of over 12 (Lunch): Rilee Rossouw and Temba Bavuma consolidated South Africa's second innings after they lost three quick wickets. South Africa A were 42 for 3 and trailed by 183 runs at lunch.

End of over 6: Mohammad Shami put India A on top by taking two wickets (Dean Elgar, JP Duminy) in one over. Both the batsmen were trapped lbw as South Africa A were reeling at 15 for 3.

End of over 1: India A took a 225-run lead after wrapping up South Africa's innings for 357. But the hosts didn't get off to a start they would have wanted as Reeza Hendricks was bowled by Ishwar Pandey for 4.

South Africa A 1st innings:

UPDATE: India A have enforced the follow-on

End of innings: OUT! Suresh Raina breaks the dogged last wicket stand of 45 runs by claiming Birch lbw. South Africa A 357 all out. That gives India a 225-run lead.

End of over 106: Kyle Abbott and Andrew Birch are in no mood of throwing away their wickets as India A bowlers desperately need one wicket to wrap up South Africa A's first innings. South Africa A 335 for 9 and trail by 247 runs.

Day 3 round-up: Starting the day's play from 20 for 1, South Africa A at stumps were 312 for 9 and trailing by 270 runs. Dean Elgar fell early but then Simon Harmer (22) and Rilee Rossouw (57) put up a 72-run stand to steady the hosts.

However, they kept losing wickets at regular intervals before JP Duminy grafted at the crease with a 222-ball 84 and important contributions from Justin Ontong (47) and Thami Tsolekile (47) down the order. For India A, Ishwar Pandey was the pick of the bowler with figures of 4 for 40 while Suresh Raina chipped in with two wickets.

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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