Indian Speedster Navdeep Saini was named in India A squad touring South Africa for the three four-day unofficial Test matches started on November 23. After the first unofficial match resulted in a draw, India A are currently playing their second unofficial match at Mangaung Oval in Bloemfontein.
Saini, who clinched four wickets in the first unofficial Test, showed more aggressive form in the second contest after registering three wickets of South Africa A in the first innings.
Out of three Wickets, the jaw-dropping moment was caught in the 93rd over, when the 29-year-old beautifully uprooted Beuran Hendricks‘ off stump on a good-length delivery. Hendrick, who was playing on 2 off 7 balls, was completely beaten by the Saini’s top-notch bowling.
Here’s the video:
Truly one of the most beautiful sights in cricket as Navdeep Saini uproots Beuran Hendricks’ off stump.
Marco Jansen however has been the 1st SA A batsmen to score 50 and is desperately hoping for the number 11 to just stay with him.
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Coming to the match, South Africa A won the toss and opted to bat first. The host posted a total of 297/10 runs on the board in 105.5 overs. All-rounder Macro Jansen played a promising knock of 70 runs off 123 balls to help his team in setting a big total. Along with Jansen, Sarel Erwee (38 off 92), Van Tonder (34 off 87), Zubayr Hamza (31 Off 80), and George Linde (44 off 63), small contributions took South Africa to a fighting total of 297.
Pacer Ishan Porel and Saini destroyed the batting-line up and booked three wickets each.
In reply, India A opening batter Prithvi Shaw and skipper Priyank Panchal made 57 runs of partnership for the first wicket. However, Panchal was departed in the 12th over by pacer Glenton Stuurman for 24 off 32. In the same over, Stuurman also dismissed batter Abhimanyu Easwaran for a duck.
On Day 2, India A scored 198/5 after 59 overs, trailing by 99 runs with Hanuma Vihari (45off 146) and Sarfaraz Khan (30 off 51) at the crease.