By BV Swagath
India A for the third day in a row dominated hosts South Africa A this time with the bowlers shining as well. Well built 24-year-old Madhya Pradesh seamer Ishwar Pandey took 4 for 40 as India A kept the South African A side to 312 for 9 at stumps on Day 3.
India A had two wonderful days prior to this after piling up 582 for 9 in this 4-day unofficial Test at the Olympia Park in Rustenburg. The homeside did well to reach a total of 300 plus as at one stage it was down and out at 119 for 5. International star JP Duminy was the top scorer for the hosts with a hard working knock of 84 from 222 balls with 9 fours. No.4 bat Rilee Rossouw scored a busy 57 from 64 balls with 8 fours and 2 sixes.
Also amongst the runs were Skipper Justin Ontong with an 82-ball 47 and Wicket Keeper Thami Tsolekile scoring 47 from 75 balls.