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Mohammed Siraj Takes 10-for as India A Thrash South Africa A by Innings and 30 Runs

PTI |August 7, 2018, 6:45 PM IST
Mohammed Siraj Takes 10-for as India A Thrash South Africa A by Innings and 30 Runs

Bengaluru: Pacer Mohammed Siraj bagged his maiden 10-wicket haul as India A beat South Africa A by a comprehensive innings and 30 runs after stiff resistance from the middle order on the final day of the first 'Test'.

After his 5 for 56 in the first innings, Siraj took 5 for 73 in the second innings as South Africa A were all out for 308 in 128.5 overs.

However, it was a toil for the India A bowlers on the final day as it took them 88.5 overs to get the final six wickets.

It was Rajneesh Gurbani (2/45 in 15 overs), who quickly sent back Zubayr Hamza (63) to reduce the Proteas to 121 for 5.

However, Rudi Second (94) and Shaun von Berg (50) added 119 runs for the sixth wicket but more importantly frustrated the home team for more than 50 overs.

Once Von Berg was caught by Ravikumar Samarth off Gurbani's bowling, India A came back into the game.

It took another 12 overs to remove Dane Piedt (8), who edged one off Navdeep Saini to Kona Bharath behind the stumps.

Finally, India got Second trapped leg before by Yuzvendra Chahal (1/85 in 31 overs) but it took another 13 overs to wrap up the match.

Fittingly, it was Siraj who got last man Duanne Oliver to nick one to Bharat as India emerged victors after four days of tough cricket.

One of the statistical highlights apart from the twin hundreds by openers Mayank Agarwal and Prithvi Shaw was the performance of the second string pace bowlers.

The trio of Siraj (10/128), Gurbani (4/92) and Navdeep Saini (3/71) took 17 out of the 20 wickets on a flat Chinnaswamy track.

Brief Scores: SA A 246 and 308 in 128.5 overs (Rudi Second 94, Shaun Von Berg 50, Mohammed Siraj 5/73). India A 1st Innings 584/8 declared.

Team Rankings

Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 3631 113
2 New Zealand 2547 111
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 3778 105
5 Australia 2640 98
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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 7365 283
2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4196 262
4 India 8099 261
5 Australia 5471 261
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