India A vs South Africa A 1st Test, Day 3: SA A lead by 40 runs with one wicket in hand

Shardul Thakur took the wicket of South Africa A captain Aiden Markram in the second innings (File photo)

India A vs South Africa A: At Day 3, Stumps, South Africa were 179/9 with tailenders Ngidi and Sipamla at the crease. SA A lead by 40 runs but have only one wicket in hand. Most the day was washed out due to rain but when play began Jalaj Saxena struck to dismiss overnight batsman Heinrich Klaasen. This triggered a collapse as Indian bowlers ruled the roost on a rain-hit day.

Earlier, the visitors began play still trailing by 14 runs and with half the team down at Greenfield International Stadium, Thiruvananthapuram. Shubman Gill-led India A will look to wrap up the Proteas’ second innings as soon as possible. Mohammed Siraj, Shardul Thakur, Krishnappa Gowtham took one wicket each on Tuesday whereas Shahbaz Nadeem took two wickets. Earlier the 100-run partnership between Jalaj Saxena and Shardul Thakur for the eighth wicket helped India A post 303 in the first innings.