India 'A' in South Africa 2013
August 8 to 27
CSA Triangular Series, 2 four-day games
July 6, 2013A 16-man India 'A' squad will tour South Africa to play a triangular series against the A sides of South Africa and Australia, as well as two four-day games against the home side, from August 8 to 27. Several top-order batsmen figure in the team that will be lead by Cheteshwar Pujara including Dhawan, Vijay, Rohit, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, Rahane and Dinesh Karthik. India 'A' to South Africa: Cheteshwar Pujara (Captain), Shikhar Dhawan, M Vijay, Rohit Sharma, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, Dinesh Karthik (Wicket Keeper), Ajinkya Rahane, Wriddhiman Saha (Wicket Keeper), Parveez Rasool, Shahbaz Nadeem, Mohammed Shami, Stuart Binny, Ishwar Pandey, Jaidev Unadkat, Siddarth Kaul.
- India 'A' South Africa Tour 2013 news
- August 7: 1st one-dayer South Africa 'A' vs Australia 'A'
- August 8: 2nd one-dayer India 'A' vs Australia 'A'
- August 9: 3rd one-dayer India 'A' vs South Africa 'A'
- August 10: 4th one-dayer Australia 'A' vs South Africa 'A'
- August 11: 5th one-dayer India 'A' vs Australia 'A'
- August 12: 6th one-dayer India 'A' vs South Africa 'A'
- August 14: Tri-series Final
- August 17–20: 1st 4-day game
- August 24-27: 2nd 4-day game
India 'A' tour of South Africa - Unofficial Tests
South Africa 'A' vs India 'A' 2nd unofficial Test at Pretoria
Day One: India A let South Africa A off the hook
Aug 24, 2013Impressive spells by Indian all-rounder Parvez Rasool and seamer Ishwar Pandey saw the South Africans being reduced to a precarious 128/6 at tea, after the home side's decision to bat first backfired. However, lower order batsmen Wayne Parnell (64 not out) and Simon Harmer (68 not out) came up with a 134-run stand for the unbroken seventh wicket to rescue the hosts. Parnell hit eight fours in his 172-ball innings while Harmer smashed nine fours and a six in his 115-ball knock. India 'A' XI: Pujara (Captain), Murali Vijay, Karthik, Ambati Rayudu, Ajinkya Rahane, Stuart Binny, Wriddhiman Saha (Wicket Keeper), Siddarth Kaul, Shahbaz Nadeem, Parvez Rasool
South Africa 'A' XI: Justin Ontong (Captain), Beuran Hendricks, Dean Elgar, Rilee Rossouw, Temba Bavuma, J Ontong, Thami Tsolekile, Wayne Parnell, Simon Harmer, Kyle Abbott, Birch, Reeza Hendricks
2nd unofficial Test, Day 1, stumps: South Africa 'A' 231/6 in 81.3 overs (Temba Bavuma 42, Wayne Parnell 64*, Simon Harmer 68*, Ishwar Pandey 2-49, Parvez Rasool 2-39) vs India 'A'
Day Two: India A batsmen struggle after South Africa A post 341
Aug 25, 2013The decision by the India 'A' management to rest Shikhar Dhawan, Suresh Raina and Rohit Sharma backfired badly as they were precariously placed at 145/6. Captain Cheteshwar Pujara made a gritty 54 off 97 balls, while for South Africa 'A', Beuran Hendricks took three important wickets. At stumps on day two, Ambati Rayudu remained unbeaten on 14 whereas Pervez Rasool is yet to open his account. India 'A' still needs 47 runs to avoid the follow-on.
2nd unofficial Test, Day 2, stumps: India 'A' 145/6 in 51.3 ov (Pujara 54, Beuran Hendricks 3-28) vs South Africa 'A' 341 (Wayne Parnell 91, Simon Harmer 96, Ishwar Pandey 3-67, Nadeem 3-99)
Day Three: South Africa A in total control
Aug 26, 2013India 'A' were set a stiff target of 307 runs to win the second and final unofficial Test after South Africa 'A' declared their second innings at 166 for 5. Left-arm spinner Shahbaz Nadeem took three wickets for 56 runs while off-spinner Parvez Rasool and pacer Ishwar Pandey got a wicket apiece. The visitors were 3 for 1 at stumps, losing Vijay for a duck. Earlier in the day, India 'A' were all out for 201 to concede a sizeable 140-run first innings lead to the South African side. Beuran Hendricks took five for 36 and Harmer four for 74.
2nd unofficial Test, Day 3, stumps: India 'A' 201 (Pujara 54, Beuran Hendricks 5-36, Harmer 4-74) and 3/1 vs South Africa 'A' 341 and 166/5 decl (D Elgar 62, Nadeem 3-56); target: 307 runs
Day Four: South Africa beat India by 121 runs, tie series 1-1 (2/2)
Aug 27, 2013Chasing 307 runs to win agains the visitors, only two Indian batsmen could reach double figures in the final innings that saw Beuran Hendricks take 6 wickets for 27 runs. India's 6th wicket partnership saw Rahane and Saha each contributing 71 to the score of 150 runs from 260 balls, while the next top-scorer for the team was the extras with 9 runs.
2nd unofficial Test, Day 4: South Africa 'A' 341 and 166/5 decl beat India 'A' 201 and 185 (Saha 77*, Rahane 86, Beuran Hendricks 6-27, Harmer 3-79) by 121 runs
India 'A' tour of South Africa - Unofficial Tests
South Africa 'A' vs India 'A' 1st unofficial Test at Rustenburg
Day One: Pujara's 140 puts India A on top
Aug 17, 2013Skipper Cheteshwar Pujara hit a scintillating 140, his 21st first-class century, in his 205-ball innings as India 'A' reached 281/3 against South Africa 'A' at stumps on the opening day of the first unofficial Test on Saturday. Pujara added 66 runs for the second wicket with opener Murali Vijay (44) and forged a 176-run partnership with Rohit Sharma (70 not out) for the third wicket to put India A in a solid position at the Olympia Park. At stumps, Rohit Sharma and Ajinkya Rahane (11) were at the crease. India 'A' XI: Pujara (Captain), Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Suresh Raina, Ajinkya Rahane, Murali Vijay, Wriddhiman Saha (Wicket Keeper), Shami Ahmed, Shahbaz Nadeem, Ishwar Pandey, Jaydev Unadkat. 12th man: Ambati Rayudu
South Africa 'A' XI: Justin Ontong (Captain), Thami Tsolekile, Beuran Hendricks, Dean Elgar, Rilee Rossouw, JP Duminy, Temba Bavuma, Wayne Parnell, Simon Harmer, Kyle Abbott, Birch. 12th man: Vaughn van Jaarsveld
1st unofficial Test, Day 1, stumps: India 'A' 281/3 in 90 ov (Pujara 140, Rohit Sharma 70*) vs South Africa 'A'
Day Two: India A going strong with Rohit and Raina's knocks
Aug 18, 2013Skipper Cheteshwar Pujara declared the Indian innings at 582/9 leaving the tail-enders Shahbaz Nadeem (46*) and Jaydev Unadkat (31*) stranded near their fifties. The last wicket duo took 82 runs from 13.5 overs at a scoring rate of 5.92 per over. The hosts were 20 for one at stumps.Earlier, Rohit Sharma, who came in with a well-set overnight score of 70, scored 119 from 257 balls while Suresh Raina contributed 135.
1st unofficial Test, Day 2, stumps: South Africa 'A' 20/1 in 9.0 ov vs India 'A' 582/9 decl in 163 ov (Pujara 137, Raina 135, Rohit Sharma 119, Parnell 3-89, Duminy 3-80)
Day Three: Bowlers help India A continue domination
Aug 19, 2013Debutant Ishwar Pandey took four wickets, including two in successive balls, to help India 'A' continue their domination over the hosts on the third day of the first unofficial Test at the Olympia Park on Monday. Pandey took four for 40 while his fellow pacers Jaydev Unadkat and Mohammed Shami bagged a wicket each to leave South Africa 'A' at 312 for nine in the first innings at stumps.For South Africa 'A', the left-handed Rilee Rossouw scored a 64-ball 57 and shared a 72-run stand for the third wicket with overnight batsman Simon Harmer (22). JP Duminy added 75 runs for the sixth wicket and 86 for the seventh wicket to help them get a respectable total on board. He was out in the last over of the day, caught behind off Raina, for 84 off 222 balls with nine boundaries.
1st unofficial Test, Day 3, stumps: South Africa 'A' 312/9 in 98.3 ov (Duminy 84, Pandey 4-40) vs India 'A' 582/9 decl in 163 ov (Pujara 137, Raina 135, Rohit Sharma 119)
Day Four: Shami, Pandey bowl India A to innings win. India lead series 1-0(1/2)
Aug 20, 2013Seam bowlers Mohammed Shami and Ishwar Pandey took three wickets each as South Africa 'A' was crushed by an innings and 13 runs by the touring India 'A' team. Resuming at overnight 312/9, Kyle Abbott (33 not out) and Andrew Birch (18) provided some late resistance before Suresh Raina had the latter trapped leg before to bring an end to South Africa's first innings at 357. Asked to follow on, they lost Reeza Hendricks off the third ball of Pandey's first over. Shami then struck twice, removing Dean Elgar and J P Duminy. Middle-order batsman Temba Bavuma top-scored for South Africa in their second innings, with 65 from 138 balls laced with six fours.
1st unofficial Test, Day 4: India 'A' 582/9 decl (Pujara 137, Raina 135, Rohit Sharma 119) beat South Africa 'A' 357 (Duminy 84, Pandey 4-46) and 212 f/o (Bavuma 65, Shami 3-33, Pandey 3-25) by an innings and 13 runs
Cricket South Africa triangular series
South Africa 'A' vs Australia 'A'
1st one-dayer, Pretoria
Aug 7, 2013An unbeaten knock of 136 by the 30-year-old Shaun Marsh led Australia 'A' to a three-wicket victory over South Africa 'A' in the first 50-over match in Pretoria. South Africa made 8 for 295, with the help of opener Reeza Hendricks' 75 and captain Justin Ontong's 71. In reply the Australian side scored 296 for 7, reaching the target with six balls to spare. Points: India 'A' 0, South Africa 'A' 0, Australia 'A' 4
1st one-dayer: Australia 'A' 296/7 (Marsh 136*, Coulter-Nile 62, Finch 62) beat South Africa 'A' 295/8 (Hendricks 75, Ontong 71, Henriques 4-61) by 3 wickets
India 'A' vs Australia 'A'
2nd one-dayer, Pretoria
Aug 8, 2013Indian batsmen failed to hold their nerves during slog overs as Josh Hazlewood (2-60) and Nathan Coulter-Nile (3-37) picked up quick wickets to hand Australia 'A' a seven-run victory over India 'A' in the second 50 overs match of the tri-nation tournament in South Africa. Chasing a target of 299, India were restricted to 291/8 despite half-centuries from opener Rohit Sharma (66), Suresh Raina (83) and Ambati Rayudu (70). For Australia, All-rounder Glenn Maxwell, coming in at No.7, combined with Josh Hazlewood (21*) and plundered 146 runs in the last 13.4 overs to take Australia to 298/8 in 50 overs. Maxwell remained unbeaten scoring 145 of 79 balls. Australia got four points from the match and took their tally to eight points from two matches. Points: India 'A' 0, South Africa 'A' 0, Australia 'A' 8
2nd one-dayer: Australia 'A' 298/8 (Glenn Maxwell 145*) beat India 'A' 291/8 (Raina 83, Rayudu 70, Rohit Sharma 66, Nathan Coultier-Nile 3-37) by 7 runs
India 'A' vs South Africa 'A'
3rd one-dayer, Pretoria
Aug 9, 2013After losing the first match, India bounced back, defeating the hosts South Africa by 18 runs via Duckworth Lewis Method in the second round robin encounter of the tri-series tournament between the 'A' teams. Put into bat, India scored a huge 309 for the loss of five wickets in 38 overs, with the help of half-centuries from Shikhar Dhawan (85), Rohit Sharma (65), Suresh Raina (60) and Ambati Rayudu (57). In reply, South Africa were 258 for 5 in 34.4 overs when play was stopped due to rain. India 'A' were declared winners using the D/L method. Points: India 'A' 4, South Africa 'A' 0, Australia 'A' 8
3rd one-dayer: India 'A' 309/5 in 38/38 ov (Dhawan 85, Rohit 65, Raina 60) beat South Africa 'A' 258/5 in 34.4/34.4 ov, target 277 (Elgar 84, van Jaarsveld 69, Parvez Rasool 2-47, Nadeem 2-49) by 18 runs (D/L method)
South Africa 'A' vs Australia 'A'
4th one-dayer, Pretoria
Aug 10, 2013Captain Aaron Finch ran out of partners and was the last man out for 119, as South Africa 'A' beat Australia 'A' by 19 runs in a round-robin match of the tri-series tournament on Saturday. Finch's 129-ball innings was studded with 10 fours and four sixes. For South Africa 'A', Theron scored 53 and took 4-51. Points: India 'A' 4, South Africa 'A' 2, Australia 'A' 8
4th one-dayer: South Africa 'A' 252 (Vilas 55, Theron 53, Elgar 52, Sandhu 4-51) in 47.4 ov beat Australia 'A' 233 (Finch 119, Theron 4-51) in 42.2 ov by 19 runs
India 'A' vs Australia 'A'
5th one-dayer, Pretoria
Aug 11, 2013
5th one-dayer: Australia 'A' 310/7 in 50 ov (Marsh 96, Maxwell 93, Binny 4-55) beat India 'A' 285 in 48.3 ov (Sharma 61, Vijay 60, Pujara 51) by 25 runs
India 'A' vs South Africa 'A'
6th one-dayer, Pretoria
Aug 12, 2013Shikhar Dhawan slammed 248, the second highest List A score ever, from 150 balls. His double century came in just 132 deliveries, with the first 100 coming off 86 balls, and the second hundred off only 46 balls. His innings included 24 boundaries and 4 sixes. 27-year-old Dhawan fell 20 runs short of the highest score in List A cricket, the record still remaining with Alistair Duncan Brown of England, who scored 268 off 160 balls for Surrey vs Glamorgan at The Oval on 19th June 2002. On personal best of 220, Dhawan created a national record by surpassing Sehwag's best of 219 in an one-dayer against West Indies at Indore back in 2011. Dhawan added 285 runs in only 33.5 overs with his skipper Pujara, who remained not out on 109, with India ending the innings on 433 for 3 in their must-win match versus hosts South Africa 'A'. In 19 ODIs to date, he has already struck three 100s, three half-centuries and averages 43.11.South Africa 'A' gave a great chase thanks to centuries from Reeza Hendricks (106) and Vaughn van Jaarsveld (108) before being bowled out for 394 in reply. India 'A' will now play Australia 'A' in the final of the tri-series on Wednesday, 14th August.
Highest Individual List A Scores by Indians (including International ODIs)
|Shikhar Dhawan||248||150||30||7||165.33||India 'A'||S Africa 'A'||12 Aug 2013|
|Virender Sehwag||219||149||25||7||146.97||West Indies||8 Dec 2011|
|Sachin Tendulkar||200*||147||25||3||136.05||South Africa||24 Feb 2010|
|AM Rahane||187||142||17||8||131.69||Mumbai||Maharashtra||3 Mar 2008|
|Sachin Tendulkar||186*||150||20||3||124.00||New Zealand||8 Nov 1999|
|MS Dhoni||183*||145||15||10||126.20||Sri Lanka||31 Oct 2005|
|Sourav Ganguly||183||158||17||7||115.82||Sri Lanka||26 May 1999|
|Virat Kohli||183||148||22||1||123.64||Pakistan||18 Mar 2012|
|W Jaffer||178*||132||19||4||134.84||Mumbai||Baroda||27 Feb 2008|
|Kapil Dev||175*||138||16||6||126.81||Zimbabwe||18 Jun 1983|
|Sachin Tendulkar||175||141||19||4||124.11||Australia||5 Nov 2009|
|Virender Sehwag||175||140||14||5||125.00||Bangladesh||19 Feb 2011|
6th one-dayer: India 'A' 433/3 (Dhawan 248, Pujara 109*) beat South Africa 'A' 394 (van Jaarsveld 108, Reeza Hendricks 106, Pandey 4-76) by 39 runs
CSA Triangular Series Points Table
|South Africa A||4||1||3||0||0||4||-0.248|
Tri-series Final: India 'A' vs Australia 'A'
India 'A' convincingly take CSA Tri-series title in Pretoria
Aug 14, 2013India 'A' emphatically beat their Australian counterparts by 50 runs to clinch the Tri-series final of the Cricket South Africa (CSA) triangular series at the TUKS Oval in Pretoria on Wednesday. Opting to bat first after winning the toss, India lost two wickets in the first six overs, but the 108-run third-wicket partnership between Shikhar Dhawan (62) and Dinesh Karthik (73) pulled the innings back in India’s favour. But India lost their last five wickets for 14 runs as they recorded the third-lowest total of the tournament.In Australia’s chase, Tim Paine (47) and Hazlewood (30) were the only ones to prosper in the face of some tight bowling from the Indian, especially the quick bowlers, who were able to extract slight extra bounce. Speedster Mohammed Shami (2-30) dealt initial blows, while Shahbaz Nadeem (3-34), Perveez Rasool (1-30) and Suresh Raina (1-33) kept the Aussie batsmen under tight leash. Australia were bowled out for 193 in 46.3 overs, handing India their fifth 'A' tournament victory since the concept was introduced in 1994.
Tri-Series Final: India 'A' 243 all out in 49.2 ov (Karthik 73, Shikhar 62) beat Australia 'A' 193 all out in 46.3 ov (Nadeem 3-34, Mohammed Shami 2-30) by 50 runs
India 'A' vs Australia 'A' scoreboard
India 'A' Batting
R. Sharma lbw b Hazlewood 6|
S. Dhawan c Paine b Henriques 62
C. Pujara c Finch b Maxwell 1
D. Karthik b Coulter-Nile 73
S. Raina lbw b M. Marsh 17
A. Rayudu b Hazlewood 34
W. Saha c Maxwell b Henriques 31
P. Rasool c Hazlewood b Coulter-Nile 5
I. Pandey b Coulter-Nile 1
M. Shami b Hazlewood 3
S. Nadeem (not out) 0
Extras (lb-3, w-6, nb-1): 10
Australia 'A' Bowling
Fawad Ahmed 6-0-42-0
M. Marsh 3-0-11-1
Fall of wickets: 1-20, 2-34, 3-142, 4-158, 5-166, 6-229, 7-236, 8-238, 9-243
Total (in 49.2 overs): 243
Australia 'A' Batting
A. Finch b Shami 20|
S. Marsh c Pujara b Shami 11
N. Maddinson c Raina b Pandey 7
G. Maxwell c Pujara b Raina 12
M. Marsh (run out) 2
M. Henriques c Raina b Nadeem 20
Tim Paine b Parvez Rasool 47
Nathan Coulter-Nile st. Saha b Nadeem 5
J. Hazlewood st Saha b Nadeem 30
G. Sandhu (not out) 21
F. Ahmed (run out) 9
Extras (lb-6, w-3): 9
India 'A' Bowling
Rasool 10-1-30- 1
Fall of wickets: 1-30, 2-33, 3-50, 4-52, 5-53, 6-76, 7-88, 8-142, 9-176
Total (in 46.3 overs): 193