South Africa A

  • Allround show by Karn takes India A closer to final July 26, 2014

    Darwin: Young legspinner Karn Sharma's allround exploits helped India A eked out a thrilling onewicket victory over South Africa A team to reach closer to the title round in the Quadrangular 'A' series on Saturday. Batting first, South Africa A scored 275 for eight in 50 overs with Rilee Russouw scoring...
  • Manoj Tiwary, Manish Pandey script 70run win for India A July 22, 2014

    Darwin: Manoj Tiwary and Manish Pandey missed out on threefigure marks but their contrasting innings were enough to guide India 'A' to a comprehensive 70run win over South Africa 'A' in the second match of the quadrangular series on Tuesday. Tiwary blazed his way to a 73ball 93 while Manish Pandey...
  • India A squad for Australia tour to be picked today June 11, 2014

    Mumbai: Robin Uthappa and Manish Pandey, who had a stellar run at the Ranji Trophy this season, along with other fringe players are expected to find a berth in the India A squad which will be picked here on Wednesday for the tour of Australia in JulyAugust. Uthappa, who excelled for...
  • Vijay Zol's century goes in vain as India juniors lose by 10 runs October 1, 2013

    Visakhapatnam: Skipper Vijay Zol struck yet another century but that wasn't enough as India U19 lost to their South African counterparts by 10 runs in an inconsequential penultimate round robin league match of the Quadrangular U19 tournament here Tuesday. Both India and South Africa are on 16 points from five matches...
  • Ishwar Pandey was find of India A tour of SA: Rajput August 29, 2013

    Mumbai: India A coach Lalchand Rajput says paceman Ishwar Pandey was find of the South Africa tour and many a young players stand a good chance to be selected when the national team travels there later in the year. The team, led by Cheteshwar Pujara, won the triangular one-day series featuring...
  • Lessons from India A's tour of South Africa August 28, 2013

    With India A's tour to South Africa coming to an end on Tuesday, the big question is: what exactly have India gained in the last three weeks? Barring their defeat in the second four-day game, the A side did a fairly good job, winning the tri-series that included Australia A...
  • India A left to rue dramatic collapses August 28, 2013

    In losing 5 for 18 and 5 for 7 either side of a 160-run partnership, Cheteshwar Pujara's team slumped to a 121-run defeat in Pretoria on Tuesday that levelled the unofficial Test series 1-1. After the innings-and-13-run win over South Africa A in the first match in Rustenburg, India A...
  • As it happened, India A vs South Africa A 2nd unofficial Test, Day 4 August 27, 2013

    Catch the Live Updates from day four of the second unofficial Test between India A and South Africa A in Pretoria. India A second innings: It's all over. After losing their first five wickets for just 18 runs, India A lost the remaining five for just seven, losing the contest by...
  • 2nd Unofficial Test: Tough task for India A in chase of 307 August 26, 2013

    Pretoria: India A were on Monday set a stiff target of scoring 307 runs to win the second and final unofficial Test after South Africa A declared their second innings at 166 for 5 on the third and penultimate day. At stumps on day three, India A were 3 for 1...
  • India A batsmen struggle after South Africa A post 341 August 25, 2013

    Pretoria: The decision to rest premier batsmen Shikhar Dhawan, Suresh Raina and Rohit Sharma backfired badly as India were precariously placed at 145 for 6 in reply to South Africa A's first innings total of 341 at stumps on the second day of the second Unofficial Test on Sunday. Ambati Rayudu...
  • As it happened, South A vs India A: 2nd Unofficial Test, day 2 August 25, 2013

    India A innings: End of over 51.3: Beuran Hendricks picked up three wickets, while Simon Harmer got two as India A struggled and reached 144 for 6 at stumps on day two. Ambati Rayudu remained unbeaten on 14 off 67 while Parvez Rasool was yet to get off the mark. End of...
  • 2nd Unofficial Test: South Africa A lower order frustrates India A August 24, 2013

    Pretoria: India A bowlers ripped through South Africa A top order before letting the home side escape with a respectable 231 for 6 on the opening day of the second unofficial Test on Saturday. Impressive spells by allrounder Parvez Rasool and pacer Ishwar Pandey saw the South Africans being reduced to...
  • India A chase series win over South Africa A August 23, 2013

    Pretoria: Buoyed by an innings-and-13-run win over South Africa A in the first unofficial Test in Rustenburg, India A will now aim to wrap up the series when the second and final four-day match gets underway at the LC de Villiers Oval on Saturday. India know the venue well enough...
  • 1st unofficial Test:India A thump South Africa A by innings and 13 runs August 20, 2013

    Rustenburg: India A crushed hosts South Africa A by an innings and 13 runs on the fourth and final day of the opening unofficial Test to take a 10 lead in the twomatch series on Tuesday. The Indian bowlers continued their dominating show as they shot out South Africa for 212...
  • As it happened: Live updates: South Africa A vs India A, Day 4 August 20, 2013

    India A comprehensively beat South Africa A by an innings and 13 runs in the first unofficial Test at Rustenburg to go 10 up in the twomatch series. India A skipper Cheteshwar Pujara was adjudged the Man of the Match for his 137. South Africa A 2nd innings: Temba Bavuma topscored in South...
  • India A on top despite South Africa A fightback August 19, 2013

    Rustenburg, South Africa: India A pacer Ishwar Pandey took four wickets, including two in successive balls, but South Africa A fought back through JP Duminy's fighting 84 and his crucial partnerships with the tailenders in the first unofficial Test in Rustenburg on Monday. Chips were down for the home side after...
  • As it happened: Live updates: South Africa A vs India A, Day 3 August 19, 2013

    After 98.3 overs (Stumps): South Africa A 312 for 9 at the end of Day 3, trailing India A by 270 runs. JeanPaul 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...
  • Pujara, Rohit and Raina give India A three reasons to cheer August 19, 2013

    In just under five sessions of play at Olympia Park in Rustenburg, India A have had three big reasons to feel good about. Following skipper Cheteshwar Pujara's 137 on the first day, Rohit Sharma and Suresh Raina also scored hundreds to push India's total to a 582 for 9 against...
  • Hundreds for Rohit, Raina as India A take charge on day 2 August 18, 2013

    Rustenburg: Rohit Sharma and Suresh Raina joined the run feast with superb centuries as India A posted a mammoth 582 for 9 against South Africa A to take command of the first unofficial Test on Sunday. Sharma scored 119 while Raina blasted 135 as the two overnight batsmen ripped apart the...
  • As it happened, Live Updates: India A vs South Africa A, day 2 August 18, 2013

    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...
  • Rahul Dravid returns as 25yearold Pujara August 18, 2013

    You have read it right. That straight elbow, bat and pad together, that watertight defence, those copybook strokes Dravid is back in front of the wickets, 15 years younger. And in this avatar, he is known by the name of Cheteshwar Pujara. "His positive approach and attitude will definitely...
  • Pujara hits century as India A take command on day one August 17, 2013

    Rustenburg: Skipper Cheteshwar Pujara hit a scintillating 140 as India A reached 281 for 3 against South Africa A at stumps on the opening day of the first unofficial Test here on Saturday. Pujara cracked 17 fours in his 205ball innings and forged a 176run partnership with Rohit Sharma (70) for...
  • As it happened: South A vs India A, Day 1 August 17, 2013

    India A First Innings: End of over No. 90: Rohit Sharma remained unbeaten on 70, while Ajinkya Rahane was not out on 11 as India A finished day one at 281 for 3. Cheteshwar Pujara, the India A skipper, made a brilliant 140. Medium pacers Wayne Parnell and Andrew Birch as...
  • Duncan Fletcher to oversee India A in South Africa August 16, 2013

    Rustenberg (South Africa): Indian cricket team head coach Duncan Fletcher will oversee the India A team in South Africa for the two fourday matches against the Protea A, according to a report. The first fourday match starts here on Saturday while the second match will be played at Pretoria from August...
  • 50overs prize won, but India A's test starts now August 16, 2013

    India A winning the limitedovers triangular series last week was an achievement to be applauded, but the two unofficial Test matches against South Africa A are what the selectors will watch closely, for two reasons. One, they will hope that the Test specialists adapt to the conditions and two, they...
  • Redhot Shikhar Dhawan burning up the charts August 16, 2013

    Here's a telling statistic: in the history of ODI cricket, only one batsman has aggregated more runs after 19 innings than India's latest batting star, Shikhar Dhawan. That is statistical evidence not just of how strong an impact Dhawan has made but also of the rich vein of form he...
  • Shikhar Dhawan has raised the bar for all of us: Gautam Gambhir August 14, 2013

    New Delhi: Senior opener Gautam Gambhir has openly admitted that fellow Delhi cricketer Shikhar Dhawan has "raised the bar" for him and all others with his stupendous performances at international level. Gambhir, who is fighting to make a comeback into the India side, showered accolades on Dhawan, who smashed the second...
  • I could have scored a triple ton, says Shikhar Dhawan August 13, 2013

    Pretoria: He might have missed out on the world record for the highest list A score, but Indian batsman Shikhar Dhawan is not complaining as he is glad to have become only the third Indian cricketer after Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag to get a double hundred in a 50over...
  • Shikhar Dhawan's 248 drives India A into triseries final August 12, 2013

    Pretoria: Riding on Shikhar Dhawan's rambunctious, boundaryladen 248 off 150 balls, India A beat South Africa A by 39 runs at the LC de Villiers Oval on Monday to set a date with their Australian counterparts in the triseries final in two days. Dhawan, rested for the 25run defeat to...
  • Shikhar Dhawan's 248 drives India A to 433 for 3 August 12, 2013

    Pretoria: Needing a victory to seal their spot in the triangular final, India A got one foot firmly in the door well, it all but smashed that door down thanks to Shikhar Dhawan's rambunctious, boundaryladen 248 off 150 balls that set South Africa A a massive target of...