Shivam Dube strode as much as the wicket and struck two consecutive sixes off Dane Piedt to sign India-As seven-wicket win over South Africa-A within the first unofficial Check right here on Thursday.
Needing 48 to steer the 2 Check collection, India-A achieved the goal in 9.5 overs, dropping three wickets.
However earlier than Dube hit the profitable runs, South Africa-A made the hosts earn their runs. Captain Shubman Gill (10) started with a elegant cowl drive. He was unlucky because the rival bowlers seem to have reserved their greatest deliveries for him.
Ngidi’s spectacular spell
Gill was bowled by a peach from Lungi Ngidi. The ball swung in late and eluded the opener’s defensive blade to disturb the timber. The large South African bowled a powerful spell and had Ankeet Bawane (6) edging to Senuran Muthuswamy at third slip.
Ricky Bhui, who was promoted as opener for Ruturaj Gaikwad (ailing), was defiant on the different finish.
Okay.S. Bharat (5) top-edged a sweep off Piedt and was caught by Wiaan Mulder operating again at quick fine-leg. Shivam Dube then walked in and thwacked two sixes to finish the wrestle.
Earlier, the South African innings lasted simply Three.5 overs. Shardul Thakur cleaned up Lutho Sipamla (Eight) because the guests had been all out for 186.
South Africa-A — 1st innings: 164.
India-A — 1st innings: 303.
South Africa-A — 2nd innings: Pieter Malan b Siraj Four, Aiden Markram c Bharat b Shardul Four, Zubayr Hamza c Bhui b Gowtham 44, Khaya Zondo c Bharat b Nadeem 10, Senuran Muthuswamy lbw b Nadeem Four, Heinrich Klaasen c Shardul b Jalaj 48, Wiaan Mulder run out 46, Dane Piedt c Bharat b Jalaj 1, Marco Jansen c Gaikwad b Nadeem Zero, Lutho Sipamla b Shardul Eight, Lungi Ngidi (not out) Four; Extras (nb-2, w-1, b-Eight, lb-2): 13; Complete (in 58.5 overs): 186.
Fall of wickets: 1-Four, 2-14, Three-38, Four-52, 5-94, 6-168, 7-169, Eight-170, 9-178.
India-A bowling: Siraj 11-1-36-1, Shardul Eight.5-2-32-2, Nadeem 16-Four-21-Three, Dube Four-Zero-14-Zero, Gowtham 11-1-52-1, Jalaj Eight-2-22-2.
India-A — 2nd innings: Shubman Gill b Ngidi 5, Ricky Bhui (not out) 30, Ankeet Bawane c Muthuswamy b Ngidi 6, Okay.S. Bharat c Mulder b Piedt 5, Shivam Dube (not out) 12; Extras (b-1): 1; Complete (for 3 wkts. in 9.Four overs): 49.
Fall of wickets: 1-10, 2-24, Three-37.
South Africa-A bowling: Ngidi 5-1-22-2, Piedt Four.Four-Zero-26-1.
MoM: Jalaj Saxena.
India-A received by seven wickets to steer two-match collection 1-Zero.