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Dala burst knocks over India A in four day game against South Africa

It took just 25 minutes for Junior Dala to dispatch the required four wickets for the Powerade South Africa A team to win the first Cricket South Africa (CSA) Four-Day match against India A by 235 runs at Assupol Tuks Oval in Pretoria on Tuesday. The fast bowler finished with remarkable figures of 5/36 in his 10.1-over spell.

The visitors were 192/6 at stumps of Day Three, needing 255 runs to win. Dala made quick work of the remaining batsmen, who could only add 19 to the scoreboard before they were bowled out for 211. 

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Dhawan, Rahul on the charge in ICC Test Rankings

Openers Shikhar Dhawan and Lokesh Rahul have attained career-high positions in the ICC Test Player Rankings after figuring in an important partnership that helped India defeat Sri Lanka by an innings and 171 runs to complete a 3-0 rout of the home side.

Left-hander Dhawan, who top-scored with 119 in in the final Test in Pallekele, has moved up 10 places to 28th position after India won inside three days on Monday. This was the Delhi batsman’s second century in three Tests as he finished with 358 runs and was named player of the series. 

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South Africa ‘A’ in the driver’s seat ahead of final day

South Africa A team were in control at stumps of Day Three of the first Cricket South Africa (CSA) Four-Day match against India A at Assupol Tuks Oval on Monday.

Picking up from their overnight score off 66 not out, they extended their lead to 447 after they declared on 220/5 an hour after lunch. Captain, Aiden Markram and Rudi Second top scored with 79 and 74 runs respectively, after the early loss of Stephen Cook in the first session on 32. David Miller was the last notable contributor with the bat, making a good cameo when he struck a 29-ball 27, including two boundaries and a six. 

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South Africa ‘A’ dominate opening day of 1st Test against India 'A'

Stephen Cook and David Miller shared a 138-run, third-wicket partnership to help the Powerade South Africa A team to a solid 274/4 at stumps of Day One of the first four-day match in the two-match series at Assupol Tuks Oval in Pretoria on Saturday.

Opening batsman, Cook top scored with an excellent 120 from 252 balls (eight fours), while Miller struck a 115-ball 78 including 10 boundaries after the hosts won the toss and elected to bat first on a wicket that was a challenge to both sides.

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South Africa Emerging team hold Zimbabwe A to a draw, win series 1-0

Okuhle Cele, Thomas Kaber and Kyle Simmonds shared six wickets between them as the Powerade South Africa Emerging team were forced to settle for a draw after a defiant Zimbabwe ‘A’ batted out the final day of their second four-day match in Kwekwe on Saturday.

Fast bowler Cele, was the pick of the bowlers thanks to his 2/25, while spinners Kaber and Simmonds finished with 2/77 and 2/44 respectively after the hosts desperately held on to save the match on 257/8.

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