Talented Karnataka batsman Karun Nair’s studious hundred ensured a hard-earned pull for India A opposite South Africa A in a initial unaccepted cricket Test today.
Chasing a huge feat aim of 444, a hosts were happy to bat out a day as they finished during 309 for 4 when the umpires motionless to call off a compare after consulting the two captains Ambati Rayudu and Dane Vilas.
The prominence of a final day’s play was 23-year-old Nair’s dominant 114 off 192 balls, that was laced with 18 boundaries and a large six.
In a association of Tamil Nadu all-rounder Vijay Shankar, Nair combined 148 runs for an consecutive fifth-wicket mount to shut out any chances that a Proteas harboured of a win.
Shankar, on his part, contributed 74 off 142 balls with 12 bounds to his credit.
The twin came together when India were in a bit of trouble at 161 for 4 in a 64th over of a innings and there was more than 50 overs left in a day during that indicate of time for the South African side to get a remaining 6 wickets.
The best partial about a Nair-Shankar partnership was their certain vigilant as they combined a runs in 43.3 overs.
In fact, a twin played initial innings’ wrecker-in-chief Dane Peidt with a lot of ease. The off-break bowler managed 1/125 in 43 overs in a second innings and 5/88 in India A’s initial innings.
In a morning, a Rayudu-Abhinav Mukund partnership yielded 51 runs before a India A captain was snapped adult by close-in fielder Theunis de Bruyn off left-arm spinner Keshav Maharaj’s bowling.
With an aim to pull a match, maladroit opener Mukund downed a shutters early as he frequency pounded a bowling though during a same time was rock-solid in defence, scoring 65 off 200 balls with 8 boundaries. Mukund’s four-hour burial finished with De bruyn holding another close-in locate off Piedt’s bowling.
However that was a final success that South Africa tasted on a day with both Nair and Shankar batting with a lot of certainty as India A, for a initial time, enjoyed top palm during a final dual sessions of a match.