Ankit Rajpoot grabs two wickets as South Africa A end rain-hit Day 3 on 294/7

first_imgIndia A pacer Ankit Rajpoot grabbed two wickets as South Africa A ended rain-marred day three of the second unofficial four-day Test on 294/7 in Bengaluru.South Africa A, who resumed Day 3 on 213/3, could only add 81 runs to their overnight score and still trail India A by 51 runs after rained played spoilsport throughout the day. Only 32.4 overs were bowled throughout the day as rain played spoilsport in the morning and post-tea sessions.Play was possible in the middle session where India A dominated the proceedings as they bagged four wickets, out of which Rajpoot claimed two.South Africa A resumed the third and penultimate day at 219/3, 126 runs behind India A’s total of 345, with Rassie van der Dussen and Rudi Second on 18 and 35 respectively.First Rajpoot removed Dussen for 22 and then claimed the wicket of Second for 47, leaving the visitors at 236 for 5.Rajpoot had Dussen caught by Srikar Bharat and induced Second to offer a catch to Prithvi Shaw.The other two wickets were claimed by Jayant Yadav and Mohammad Siraj, dismissing Dwaine Pretorious (10) and Dane Piedt (22) respectively.At the draw of stumps, Senuran Muthusamy was batting on 23 after facing 63 deliveries.Yesterday, Yuzuvendra Chahal had claimed two wickets while Siraj had got one.India had scored 345 all out in their first innings with Hanuma Vihari hitting a century (148 off 295 balls) while Ankit Bawne had contributed 80 from 146 deliveries.Pacer Duanne Olivier had taken a 6/63 for South Africa A.Brief Scores:India A first innings: 345 all out in 101 Overs (Hanuma Vihari 148; Duanne Olivier 6/63).South Africa A first innings: 294 for 7 in 92.3 Overs (Zubayr Hamza 93, Sarel Erwee 58; Ankit Rajpoot 2/42; Yuzuvendra Chahal 2/84).advertisement(With inputs from IANS)last_img read more