Siraj’s maiden 10-wicket haul as India A rout South Africa A

Hosts win the opening 'Test' by an innings and 30 runs on the final day.

Bengaluru: Pacer Mohammed Siraj bagged his maiden 10-wicket haul as India A beat South Africa A by a comprehensive innings and 30 runs after stiff resistance from the middle order on the final day of the first ‘Test’. After his 5 for 56 in the first innings, Siraj took 5 for 73 in the second innings as South Africa A were all out for 308 in 128.5 overs.

However, it was a toil for the India A bowlers on the final day as it took them 88.5 overs to get the final six wickets. Rudi Second (94) and Shaun von Berg (50) added 119 runs for the sixth wicket but more importantly frustrated the home team for more than 50 overs.

Once Von Berg was caught by Ravikumar Samarth off Gurbani’s bowling, India A came back into the game. Fittingly, it was Siraj who got last man Duanne Oliver to nick one to Bharat as India emerged victors after four days of tough cricket.

(With inputs from PTI)

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