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India ‘A’ inch closer to win over Proteas

DNAHM130261 | 9/12/2019 | Author : DNA Correspondent | WC :238



Mumbai: India ‘A’ edged closer to a resounding victory over South Africa ‘A’ in the first unofficial Test despite a rain-hit day three in which only 20 overs could be bowled in Thiruvananthapuram. India captured four wickets to reduce South Africa ‘A’ to 179 for 9, who go into day four with a paltry lead of 40 runs in the second innings.
Majority of overs were lost at the Greenfield stadium due to overnight rain and a wet outfield. India ‘A’ had made 303 in reply to South Africa A’s first innings score of 164.
The hosts made most of the play possible as spinners Shahbaz Nadeem (3 for 17) and Jalaj Saxena (2 for 22) came to the party.
The overnight batsmen Heinrich Klaasen (35 batting) and Wiaan Mulder (12 batting)
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