SA A vs IND A: Easwaran scores ton as visitors stage spirited show at Stumps, Day 3

Bloemfontein [South Africa]: The rain made its presence felt but India A continued their impressive show with the bat on Day 2 and moved to 308/4 at stumps on Day 3 of the first four-day match against South Africa A in Bloemfontein on Thursday.While Abhimanyu Easwaran scored a fine ton, captain Priyank Panchal scored a superb 96. The overnight duo of Panchal and Easwaran, who were unbeaten on 45 and 27 respectively on Day 2, took off from they had left and added 97 runs more to their partnership. Their fine 142-run stand was broken and Panchal was denied a well-deserved hundred after he was dismissed for 96 – a knock which consisted of 14 fours by George Linde. Easwaran was then joined by Hanuma Vihari and the two added 42 runs together before the latter got out after scoring 25.Easwaran though stayed put…


South Africa A vs India A: Easwaran, Panchal lead visitors fightback

Bloemfontein [South Africa]: India A put on a solid show with the bat riding on captain Priyank Panchal’s unbeaten 45, Prithvi Shaw’s 48 and Abhimanyu Easwaran’s 27* to end Day 2 of the first four-day match against South Africa A at 125/1 in Bloemfontein on Wednesday.After South Africa A posted 509/7d on the board, India A openers – Panchal and Shaw – laid a superb foundation, putting up a brisk 80-run stand. Shaw narrowly missed out on a half-century, his 45-ball 48-run knock, which included nine fours. Panchal was then joined by Easwaran and the two made sure India A continued their good work with the bat. The duo put up an unbroken 45-run stand, denying South Africa A any further success before stumps.Earlier, South Africa A, who resumed their innings at the overnight score of 343/3, lost two early wickets on Day 2…

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