South Africa A continued their dominance in the second unofficial Test against India A on the third day and the hosts anticipate a victory on the final day.
An excellent bowling by the South Africa A bowlers brought their side to a commanding position as the India A batsmen bowed down against them in a timid way.
Wayne Parnell and Simon Harmer got their side back in the game by stable unbeaten knocks after India A bowlers ripped through the top order of South Africa A.
India A outplayed South Africa A in all departments of the game in the first unofficial Test and the home team surrendered to the visitors with a big margin.
India A bowlers had an excellent day in the field as they restricted the hosts South Africa A within limits besides a solid knock from Jean-Paul Duminy.
India A plundered 582 runs with one wicket still in hand at the end of the 163rd over when their innings was declared and South Africa A scored 20 for the loss of one wicket in 9 overs.
An elegant ton by the India A skipper, Cheteshwar Pujara, well assisted by Rohit Sharma brought their team into a commanding position against South Africa A.
A sizzling knock of 248 from Shikhar Dhawan and a composed unbeaten ton from Cheteshwar Pujara vs. South Africa A, led their team to the final in the Tri-Series.
The India A spin duo of Rakesh Dhurv and Jalaj Saxena mesmerised the Australian batsmen and sent a warning to the visitors for the forthcoming Tests series.