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As it happened, Live Updates: India A vs South Africa A, day 2


Cricketnext Staff
Aug 18, 2013 at 10:03pm IST

It's stumps on day two. South Africa A reached 20 for 1 at the end, still trailing India A by a massive 562. Another good day for the Indian batsmen as they piled on runs after being at 282 for 3 at close of play on day one. Captain Cheteshwar Pujara (137), Rohit Sharma (119) and Suresh Raina (135) scored centuries for the visitors.

South Africa A innings:

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End of over 9: Jaydev Unadkat gave India A their first breakthrough when he had opener Reeza Hendricks caught by wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha. The 24-year-old Hendricks just 10. South Africa A 20 for 1.

As it happened, Live Updates: India A vs South Africa A, day 2

South Africa A reached 20 for 1 at stumps on day two after Pujara, Rohit and Raina scored centuries for India A as they declared at 582 for 9.

End of over 163: Shahbaz Nadeem and Jaydev Unadkat shared an unbroken 82-run stand for the tenth wicket as India A declared their first innings at 582 for 9. Nadeem made 46 not out off 50, while Unadkat was unbeaten on 31 off 37. India 582 for 9 declared.

End of over 152, India A 511/9: The last pair for India A is out there at the middle in the form of Shahbaz Nadeem and Jaydev Unadkat. The last wicket to go down was that of Mohammad Shami for two runs.

End of over 149, India A 500/8: Raina had his woodwork disturbed by Wayne Parnell for 135 followed by the wicket of Ishwar Pandey for 35 who was dismissed in the same manner.

End of over 141, India A 445/6: The India A side continue going from strength to strength as Suresh Raina brought up a third hundred of the innings. After quick wickets of Rahane and Saha, Ishwar Pandey is in there at the other end with the left-hander.

End of over 135 - India A 418/6: Three wicket for Duminy. Ajinkya Rahane (10) and Wriddhiman Saha (1) depart after a short stay at the crease as India A bring up their 400. Suresh Raina is approaching the third hundred of this innings.

End of over 123 - India A 388/4: Finally a wicket. Rohit Sharma heads back to the pavilion after an impressive 119. Duminy picks up his first wicket as India A inch towards the 400-run mark.

End of over 118, Lunch - India A 376/3: India A go into Lunch with a massive score on the board. Rohit Sharma 119* and Suresh Raina 60* look well set and an even bigger score might be up for grabs.

End of over 113 - India A 351/3: Rohit gets to a well deserved hundred as the partnership is worth 86 runs. Raina on the other end, is looking good as India A continue to pile on the runs.

End of over 107 - India A 323/3: Both Raina and Rohit picked up the pace and scored at a decent run-rate. Rohit, is inching towards his century as the partnership has accounted for 53 runs. Harmer and Abbott are currently in the attack.

End of over 99 - India A 299 for 3: After playing six maiden overs in a row, Suresh Raina scored the first runs for India A on day 2 in the 97th over. Andrew Birch for 17 runs in the 99th over. Raina scored two consecutive fours in the over and Rohit hit a big six over deep square leg.

Day 2, End of over 95 - India A 281 for 3: Andrew Birch and Wayne Parnell started the proceedings for South Africa A as Rohit Sharma and Suresh Raina were not able to score a single run in the first five overs of the day.

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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