Unofficial test: Priyank Panchal’s Abhimanyu Easwaran’s Tone, 96 takes India A 308 for four against South Africa A | Cricket News


Unofficial test: India A of 201 races against South Africa A.© Twitter

Abhimanyu Easwaran compiled a hundred points, but skipper Priyank Panchal missed one in four as India A reached 308 for four against South Africa A before a bad light forced a start of match to be played on the third day in the first unofficial test. Easwaran, 26, had 103 out of 209 balls and touched 16 limits during his time in the middle. Right after hitting the triple-digit mark, he was sacked by fast-middle pitcher Lutho Sipamla. Panchal made 96 points falling to left arm spinner George Linde.

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India skipper A found the fence 14 times in his 171-ball shot at the Mangaung oval on Thursday.

Resuming the day on 125 for one in response to the mammoth core of South Africa’s opening rounds A of 509 for seven declared, the Indians got on well with the duo of Panchal and Easwaran putting in 142 points for the second wicket.

Prithvi Shah had a quick 48 on 45 balls on the third night. Seeking to regain his place on the Indian test squad after missing the selection for the current two-game series against New Zealand, Hanuma Vihari however came out after setting his sights, scoring 25 of 53 balls before becoming Linde’s second victim of the day. .

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When the stumps were drawn with nearly 30 overs left to play in the day, Baba Aparajith and wicket keeper Upendra Yadav were scoring 19 and 5 points respectively.

Despite the big shots from Easwaran and Panchal, the visitors were still behind the South Africans by 201 points at the end of the game. Sipamla and Linde were the South African bowlers to win the game, returning two wickets each.

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Brief Notes:


South Africa A:509 for 7 declared in 135.3 overs (Pieter Malan 163, Tony de Zorzi 117; Navdeep Saine 2/67, Arzan Nagwaswalla 2/75).

India A:308 for 4 in 93.1 overs (Abhimanyu Easwaran 103, Priyank Panchal 96, Prithvi Shaw 48).

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