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.
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.