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IND Vs SA, Unofficial Test: India-A Bowlers Toil Against South Africa On Opening Day

All the three Indian spinners - Rahul Chahar, K Gowtham and Baba Aparajith - failed to pick up a wicket as South Africa-A reached 343/3 at the close of Day 1 in Bloemfontein.

IND Vs SA, Unofficial Test: India-A Bowlers Toil Against South Africa On Opening Day
Navdeep Saini, Arzan Nagwaswalla and Umran Malik picked a wicket. | Courtesy: BCCI
IND Vs SA, Unofficial Test: India-A Bowlers Toil Against South Africa On Opening Day
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2021-11-24T01:22:13+05:30

The India A bowlers had a tough time on the field as Pieter Malan and Tony de Zorzi scored centuries to take South Africa A to 343 for three at stumps on day one of the opening unofficial Test in Bloemfontein on Tuesday. (More Cricket News)

After opting to bowl, the Priyank Panchal-led side got two early wickets before Malan (157 batting off 258 balls) and Zorzi (117 off 186) shared a 217-run stand for the third wicket to put South Africa A in a strong position in the four-day game.

Pacer Navdeep Saini, who has lost his place in the Indian team, took a wicket and so did left-arm speedster Arzan Nagwaswalla and Umran Malik, who was picked in the A squad after impressing with his extra pace in the IPL.

All the three spinners -- Rahul Chahar, K Gowtham and Baba Aparajith -- failed to pick up a wicket.

Chahar, who was part of the recent home T20 series against New Zealand, conceded 75 runs in 19 overs.

The three-match series is being scheduled ahead of the senior team's tour of South Africa beginning next month.

Opener Prithvi Shaw and Hanuma Vihari, who was controversially not picked for the two home Tests against New Zealand, are also part of the squad.

Brief Scores: South Africa A: 343 for 3 in 90 overs (Pieter Malan 157 batting, Tony de Zorzi 117; Arzan Nagwaswalla 1/58).

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