Aiden Markram, Wiaan Mulder slam tons as South Africa A fight back against India A

first_img Indo-Asian News Service MysuruSeptember 19, 2019UPDATED: September 19, 2019 17:42 IST Markram milked the Indian bowlers all over the park and showed excellent application en route to his 161 (Getty Images)HIGHLIGHTSAiden Markram showed tremendous grit to hit a stupendous 161 on Day 3 to bring South Africa A back into the gameWiaan Mulder stayed unbeaten at 131 as South Africa A were bowled out for 400 in their 1st inningsKuldeep Yadav picked up 4 wickets for India A but leaked 121 runsSkipper Aiden Markram slammed 161 in the lead-up to the Test series while all-rounder Wiaan Mulder also scored a hundred to take South Africa ‘A’ to 400 against India ‘A’ on Day 3 of the second unofficial Test on Thursday. At stumps, India ‘A’ were on 14/0, still leading by 31 runs with Priyank Panchal (9 batting) and Abhimanyu Easwaran (5 batting) at the crease.The day belonged to the away side as they resumed on overnight score of 159/5 with Markram batting on 83. The promising 24-year old opener then hit 20 fours and two sixes to take his tally to 161 from 253 balls.Markram was more than ably supported by fellow overnight batter Mulder who struck 131 off 230 deliveries with the help of 17 fours and one six. The pair associated for a 155-run sixth-wicket stand as South Africa ‘A’ showed fight for the first time in the series.Markram, who in all likelihood will open for the Proteas in the first of three Tests starting on October 2 in Visakhapatnam, did his cause no harm as he milked the Indian bowlers all over the park and showed excellent application.Mulder, who picked up three wickets in the first innings, remained unbeaten on 131 when last man Lungi Ngidi was dismissed in the 110th over, in the final session on the third day.For India, chinaman bowler Kuldeep Yadav returned with best figures of 4/121 in 29 overs.India ‘A’ earlier took the one-day series 4-1 in Thiruvananthapuram before winning the first four-dayer by seven wickets.Brief Scores: India ‘A’: 417 & 14/0; South Africa ‘A’: 400 (Aiden Markram 161; Wiaan Mulder 131 not out, Kuldeep Yadav 4/121)advertisementAlso Read | Virat Kohli is as good as they get in world cricket: RCB director Mike HessonAlso Read | India vs South Africa: Virat Kohli equals Shahid Afridi’s T20I featFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAjay Tiwari Tags :Follow Aiden MarkramFollow Wiaan MulderFollow India A vs South Africa A Next Aiden Markram, Wiaan Mulder slam tons as South Africa A fight back against India AResuming at the overnight score of 159/5, South Africa A managed to cut the deficit to just 17 runs helped by skipper Aiden Markram’s 161 and all-rounder Wiaan Mulder’s 131*.advertisementlast_img

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