Cape Town - India 'A' had
little trouble in batting out the final day, losing only two wickets in the
process as South Africa 'A' had to settle for a disappointing draw in the first
of two four-day unofficial Test matches at the Krishnagiri Stadium in Wayanad
outplayed for the first three days the home side took their overnight total of
73/2 to 309/4 before time was called with India still needing 135 runs for
hero was Karun Nair who came to the crease in the 42nd over and was
still unbeaten in the 108TH, having scored his fifth first-class
century along the way (114 off 192 balls, 18 fours and a six) in an innings
that lasted almost four-and-a-half hours.
partnerships of 67 for the fourth wicket with Abhinav Mukund (65 off 200 balls,
8 fours) and an unbroken 148 for the fifth wicket with Vijay Shankar (74 off
142 balls, 12 fours).
South African spinners, Dane Piedt and Keshav Maharaj, bowled a mammoth 79
overs between them and took the three wickets that fell to the bowling attack.
match starts on Tuesday of next week.