Aiden Markram, captaining South Africa A, scored 161 to take the team to 400 against India A. ©AFP

Skipper Aiden Markram and allrounder Wiaan Mulder scored hundreds before South Africa A were bowled out for 400 on the third day of the second unofficial Test against India A Srikantadatta Narasimha Raja Wadeyar Ground, in Mysore on Thursday.

India A, who had scored 417 in the first innings, though managed to take 17-run lead in the first innings, before ending the day at 14/0, to extend lead to 31 runs. At stumps, Priyank Panchal was batting on nine and Abhimanyu Easwaran was unbeaten on five.

South Africa A resumed play on the overnight score of 159/5, with Markram, 24, was batting on 83. The right-hander added 78 runs more to his account before being dismissed for 161, hitting 20 fours and two sixes in his 253-ball stay in the middle.

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While Markram was the top scorer for the visitors, Mulder provided solid support to his skipper. Mulder, who came out to bat at number seven, scored an unbeaten 131 off 230 balls, hit 17 fours and a six as he and Markram added 155 runs for the sixth wicket and denied India A a chance to secure a big first-innings lead.

For India A, the spin-bowling duo of Kuldeep Yadav and Shahbaz Nadeem shared seven wickets between themselves. While the former scalped four wickets, conceding 121 runs in his 29 overs, the latter picked up three wickets in 31.3 overs, giving away 76 runs.

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Markram, who is a part of the South African squad for the three-match Test series, starting October 2 in Visakhapatnam, has made a strong case for himself with his 161-run knock ahead of the series.

Mulder, meanwhile, lived upto his allrounder tag. He had picked up three wickets before scoring 131 not out with the bat.

Brief Scores: India A: 417 all out and 14/0 vs South Africa A: 400 (Aiden Markram 161; Wiaan Mulder 131 not out, Kuldeep Yadav 4/121)