India ‘A’ grab control of first test

2013-08-20 00:00

DEBUTANT Ishwar Pandey’s performance with the ball has given India “A” firm control of the first unofficial Test against South Africa “A” at Olympia Park in Rustenburg yesterday.

Pandey’s new-ball spell late on day three left SA “A” in trouble on 312 for nine at stumps in response to the India “A” first innings total of 582 for nine declared.

The SA “A” batsmen were guilty of not consolidating their starts, with Rilee Rossouw (57), Justin Ontong (47) and Thami Tsolekile (47) failing to push on. JP Duminy looked confident and solid before he was caught behind for 84 in the last over of the day. The left-hander batted with steady judgment and temperament for his 222-ball innings, and featured in two 50-run partnerships with Ontong and Tsolekile.

Rossouw admitted the batsmen were disappointed at their failure to convert their starts into big scores.

“If you look at the way India batted, most of their batsmen went on to score big, which helped them to their total,” he said. Scores in brief

Ind A 582/9 dec (Pujara 137, Raina 135, Sharma 119, Duminy 3/80, Parnell 3/93)

SA A 312/9 (Duminy 84, Rossouw 57, Pandey 4/40)

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