Cricket News By TODAYLIVESCORE.INFO - Ishan Kishan, Hanuma Vihari lead India A's fightback. Vihari made 63 off 170.
Vihari made 63 off 170.
Ishan Kishan's unbeaten 86 and Hanuma Vihari's watchful 63, helped India A post 229 for 6 on Day 2 of the third unofficial Test against South Africa A. Earlier in the day, the hosts were bowled out for 268 at the Mangaung Oval in Bloemfontein.
Having resumed the innings on 249 for 7, Deepak Chahar cleaned up the tail as the hosts lost the last three wickets for only 19 runs. The pacer finished with figures of 4 for 45. Miguel Pretorius was cleaned up while Sipamla and Subrayen were trapped legbefore.
In response, India A were in trouble early. Prithvi Shaw was trapped legbefore by Sipamla for 5 while Devdutt Paddikal was cleaned up for 8 by Marco Jansen. Abhimanyu Easwaran and Sarfaraz Khan provided brief resistance in the company of Vihari but by the time Sarfaraz was dismissed, India were in a spot of bother at 92 for 4.
Vihari and Kishan turned the tide around for India's innings with a 115 run stand for the fifth wicket before the former was pinned legbefore. Kishan, however, carried on India's charge, stroking 12 boundaries and a six. The pacer struck yet again late in the day, dismissing Deepak Chahar at the stroke of stumps.
Brief Scores: South Africa A 268 (Sarel Erwee 75, Tony de Zorzi 58, Deepak Chahar 4-45, Navdeep Saini 3-51) lead India A 229/6 (Ishan Kishan 86*, Hanuma Vihari 63; Lutho Sipamla 3-63) by 39 runs