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Live Score, Board President's XI vs South Africa, Warm-up Match, Day 2: Rain Stops Play

Cricketnext Staff | September 27, 2019, 4:38 PM IST

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  • 16:19 (IST)

    WICKET! DA Jadeja gets another wicket, this time its the big one. South Africa captain Faf du Plessis is trapped leg before wicket and he has to walk back. Captain not getting a good knock in here, he walks back for 9 off 29 balls.

  • 15:57 (IST)

    50! Temba Bavuma now completes his half-century here. He looked in good touch even in the ODI and T20I series, this will further boost his confidence. South African batting looking good here.

  • 15:17 (IST)

    100! Aiden Markram completes a fine ton. He is certainly the player in form for South Africa and is batting really well here. In fact, he will now go out after completing his ton, and in walks captain Faf du Plessis.

  • 14:20 (IST)

    50! Markram has completed his half-century and has stepped on the pedal here. He has hit 13 boundaries and one six, currently batting on 71 off 97 balls. This will give him some confidence going into the series. He was also part of the South Africa A squad so that must have helped him.

  • 13:55 (IST)

    WICKET! Just when things were starting to look good for South Africa, they lose yet another wicket. DA Jadeja strikes, as he gets Hamza lbw for 22 off 26 balls. South Africa lose their third wicket here. They are now 78/3

  • 13:13 (IST)

    WICKET! Theunis de Bruyn doesn't last long either, Ishan Porel gets him lbw for 6 off 17 balls. This is a good start now for Board President's XI. South Africa need a partnership here.

  • 13:00 (IST)

    WICKET! Umesh Yadav has struck here, that should give him some confidence. He removes Dean Elgar who is caught by Priyank Panchal. He departs for 6 of 18 balls and South Africa are 23/1. De Bruyn is the new man in the middle for Proteas.

  • 12:02 (IST)

    South Africa have won the toss and opted to bat first. We'll have to wait longer to see Rohit the opener!

  • 11:11 (IST)

    Better news. Toss will happen at 11.55 am. Weather permitting, of course. Start of play at 12.10. Looks like we could get some cricket today. South Africa will desperately need all the practise they can get.

17:06 (IST)

Stumps have been called here at 199/4. Good day for South Africa with big positives being the century by Markram and unbeaten half-century by Bavuma. They willl look to pile on the runs tomorrow here

16:37 (IST)
16:19 (IST)

WICKET! DA Jadeja gets another wicket, this time its the big one. South Africa captain Faf du Plessis is trapped leg before wicket and he has to walk back. Captain not getting a good knock in here, he walks back for 9 off 29 balls.

15:57 (IST)

50! Temba Bavuma now completes his half-century here. He looked in good touch even in the ODI and T20I series, this will further boost his confidence. South African batting looking good here.

15:17 (IST)

100! Aiden Markram completes a fine ton. He is certainly the player in form for South Africa and is batting really well here. In fact, he will now go out after completing his ton, and in walks captain Faf du Plessis.

15:00 (IST)

South Africa have reached 156/3 at Tea here, Markram batting well and is unbeaten on 90 while Bavuma is on 31. South Africa certainly doing well at the moment and are in control of the game here.

14:30 (IST)
14:20 (IST)

50! Markram has completed his half-century and has stepped on the pedal here. He has hit 13 boundaries and one six, currently batting on 71 off 97 balls. This will give him some confidence going into the series. He was also part of the South Africa A squad so that must have helped him.

13:55 (IST)

WICKET! Just when things were starting to look good for South Africa, they lose yet another wicket. DA Jadeja strikes, as he gets Hamza lbw for 22 off 26 balls. South Africa lose their third wicket here. They are now 78/3

13:36 (IST)

Hamza and Markram stitching some sort of a partnership here and they also take South Africa past 50 here. Markram looking good at the moment , batting on 33 with seven boundaries. SA are 56/2

13:13 (IST)

WICKET! Theunis de Bruyn doesn't last long either, Ishan Porel gets him lbw for 6 off 17 balls. This is a good start now for Board President's XI. South Africa need a partnership here.

13:00 (IST)

WICKET! Umesh Yadav has struck here, that should give him some confidence. He removes Dean Elgar who is caught by Priyank Panchal. He departs for 6 of 18 balls and South Africa are 23/1. De Bruyn is the new man in the middle for Proteas.

12:49 (IST)

This is an aggressive start from South Africa, Aiden Markram especially is going for his shots here. He already has four boundaries to his name while Markram has one. South Africa are now 23/0 after six overs here.

12:29 (IST)

Umesh Yadav starts the proceedings with the new ball for Board President XI. Aiden Markram and Dean Elgar are the two openers out for South Africa, both of them are off the mark and SA are 2/0 after the 1st over

12:02 (IST)

South Africa have won the toss and opted to bat first. We'll have to wait longer to see Rohit the opener!

11:11 (IST)

Better news. Toss will happen at 11.55 am. Weather permitting, of course. Start of play at 12.10. Looks like we could get some cricket today. South Africa will desperately need all the practise they can get.

09:46 (IST)

Not a good start to the day. In fact, no start yet. Rain and wet outfield, as was the case yesterday. Let's hope for better news.

Live Score, Board President's XI vs South Africa, Warm-up Match, Day 2: Rain Stops Play

Day 1 of the match was washed out by rain.

Catch all the live cricket scores from the practice match between India Board President's XI and South Africa from Vizianagaram.

PREVIEW: All eyes will be on Rohit Sharma as he prepares to take up the opener's slot when he leads the Board President's XI in a three-day warm-up game against South Africa in Vizianagaram on Thursday. With the national selection committee and the team management deciding to promote Rohit as an opener, the next five Tests could be a make or break for the 32-year-old. He will have Mayank Agarwal for company and the two would look to get comfortable with each other before the first Test starting on October 2 in Visakhapatnam. A modern-day great in white-ball cricket, Rohit's average of 39.62 in 27 Tests, including three hundreds, doesn't do justice to his talent.

Test vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane and Hanuma Vihari consolidated their middle-order slots with impressive performances in the West Indies and the only remaining option for Rohit was to open. The three-day game against the quality South Afriacn attack, comprising Kagiso Rabada, Vernon Philander and Lungi Ngidi, will be a good dress rehearsal before the opening game in Visakhapatnam. Rohit's technique against the moving red ball has been suspect but this is a risk that Virat Kohli and Ravi Shastri are ready to take keeping Virender Sehwag's stupendous success in mind. If it clicks, this will be considered a masterstroke but if it doesn't, the A team's supply line of openers comprising Shubman Gill, Abhimanyu Easwaran and Priyank Panchal will be there to fill in.

Even if Rohit succeeds on the low and slow sub-continental tracks, there's no guarantee that he would be able to replicate it on the grounds in New Zealand, where Trent Boult promises to bring it back in repeatedly. The road ahead will be tricky for one of India's finest ODI openers as the next six months will decide his fate in the game's traditional format. Umesh Yadav, who has been drafted into the Test side as an injured Jasprit Bumrah's replacement, will also be looking to get back into the groove of things.

Squads

Board President's XI: Rohit Sharma (Captain), Mayank Agarwal, Priyank Panchal, AR Easwaran, Karun Nair, Siddhesh Lad, KS Bharat (wicket-keeper), Jalaj Saxena, Dharmendrasinh Jadeja, Avesh Khan, Ishan Porel, Shardul Thakur, Umesh Yadav

South Africa: Faf du Plessis (c), Temba Bavuma (vc), Theunis de Bruyn, Quinton de Kock, Dean Elgar, Zubayr Hamza, Keshav Maharaj, Aiden Markram, Senuran Muthusamy, Lungi Ngidi, Anrich Nortje, Vernon Philander, Dane Piedt, Kagiso Rabada, Rudi Second.

Team Rankings

Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 4027 115
2 New Zealand 2829 109
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 4366 104
5 Australia 3270 99
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 6745 125
2 India 7071 122
3 New Zealand 4837 112
4 Australia 5543 111
5 South Africa 5193 110
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 7748 277
2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4720 262
4 India 8620 261
5 Australia 5471 261
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