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India A 120 allout, South Africa in control in first 'Test'

Press Trust of India  |  Pretoria 

A put up a listless batting display to be dismissed for a paltry 120 on the second day as put themselves in a dominant position in the first unofficial 'Test' here today.

BE Hendricks (3/23) and DL Piedt (3/32) returned with three wickets each, while S von Berg (1/16) and CJ Dala (1/36) picked one each to make life difficult for A batsmen after A posted 346 in their first innings.

For A, Shreyas Iyer (31) emerged as the top-scorer as only four Indians managed to produce a double digit score in their first innings.

With a first innings lead of 226, came out to bat again, scoring 66 for no loss in 20 overs.

Opener Stephen Cook (32 not out), who had notched up a century in the first innings, and skipper AK Markram (34 not out) were at the crease at stumps.

Resuming at 278-4, A were allout for 346, courtesy Mohammed Siraj (4/61) and S Nadeem (4/117) who completed a four-wicket haul today after taking two wickets each on day 2.

Brief Scores:

A 1st innings: 346 allout in 117.3 overs

A 1st innings: 120 allout in 39 overs (S Iyer 31; BE Hendricks 3/23, DL Piedt 3/32)

A 2nd innings: 66-0 in 20 overs (S Cook 32, AK Markram 34 not out; A Choudhary 0/5).

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First Published: Sun, August 13 2017. 22:57 IST