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SA A vs IND A: Rain plays spoilsport on Day 4, match ends in draw

Bloemfontein [South Africa]: The first four-day match between South Africa A and India A ended in a draw after the rain played spoilsport on the fourth and final day in Bloemfontein on Friday.South Africa A, who were put in to bat, posted 509/7 on the board on the back of captain Pieter Malan’s 163 and Tony de Zorzi’s 117. For India A, speedsters Navdeep Saini and Arzan Nagwaswalla scalped two wickets each.India A then responded solidly with the bat, with captain Priyank Panchal scoring a superb 96 and Abhimanyu Easwaran hitting a fantastic ton.Prithvi Shaw, meanwhile, hit a brisk 48 to set the tone for the side.Brief Scores: South Africa A 509/7; India A 308/4 (Abhimanyu Easwaran 103, Priyank Panchal 96; Lutho Sipamla 2/73).

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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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SA A vs IND A: Pieter Malan, Tony de Zorzi put hosts on top at Stumps, Day 1

Bloemfontein [South Africa]: South Africa A dominated the proceedings with the bat, with captain Peter Malan (157*) and Tony de Zorzi (117) scoring hundreds against India A on Day 1 of the first four-day game in Bloemfontein on Tuesday.India A toiled hard with the ball as the hosts ended Day 1 of the first four-day game at 343/3. After captain Priyank Panchal won the toss and put South Africa A into the bat, Navdeep Saini and Arzan Nagwaswalla landed early blows. While Saini, celebrating his birthday, dismissed Sarel Erwee for a duck in the first over, Nagwaswalla got Raynard van Tonder out three overs later to reduce South Africa A to 2/14. Malan and de Zorzi then joined forces and denied India A any immediate success despite the toil. The pair put on a solid show with the bat and added 217 runs together.India…

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