Abhinav Mukund will have to bat long for India to have a chance to save the Test © Getty Images (File Photo)
Abhinav Mukund will have to bat long for India to have a chance to save the Test © Getty Images (File Photo)

Welcome to the live coverage of the Fourth and Final Day of the first unofficial Test between India A and South Africa A at Krishnagiri Stadium, Wayanad. We will get you the live updates of the match. Quinton de Kock’s brilliant century helped South Africa A achieve a commanding 420 runs first innings lead at stumps on day two. Resuming at 293 for 4, South Africa A made 542 runs. Dane Vilas (75) and Temba Bavuma (66) were the other scorers for the tourists. Opting to bat first, Omphile Ramela had earlier scored 112 off 197 balls, including 12 fours and three sixes before getting out just before stumps on the opening day of the first Test. From Indian side, Akshar Patel and Jayant Yadav took four and two wickets respectively. India A were at 122 for 3 at sumps at the close of the second day, with Ambati Rayudu (11 not out) and Karun Nair (0 not out) at the crease. The hosts lost Abhinav Mukund for 38 and Shreyas Iyer for 49. Catch all the updates here. India will look to battle it out on Day Four. While a win looks impossible, they can bat through the day and register a fighting draw. Abhinav Mukund 32* and Ambati Rayudu 13* are at the crease with India A precariously placed at 73 for two.

Live Cricket Score India A: 309/4 | Overs 108 | TARGET 444| BATSMEN: Vijay Shankar 74 (142), Karun Nair 114 (192): India A have been phenomenal today. Karun Nair has scored a fantastic century under pressure to give India A a fantastic chance to draw. Now it’s only a matter of few overs for India A.

Live Cricket Score India A: 257/4 | Overs 91 | TARGET 444| BATSMEN: Vijay Shankar 51 (84), Karun Nair 86 (152)Karun Nair and Vijay Shankar are putting on a show of resilience here. Hopes of a win are slowly slipping from the sights of South Africa A. India A will be secure as long as these two bat on.

Live Cricket Score India A: 219/4 | Overs 86 | TARGET 444| BATSMEN: Vijay Shankar 33 (66), Karun Nair 69 (140): Chances of a draw are increasing for India as this partnership strengthens. South Africa A need a couple of quick wickets to turn things on it’s head. There is not much assistance from the pitch for the bowlers. Batsmen have to simply retain their concentration.

Live Cricket Score India A: 188/4 | Overs 70| TARGET 444| BATSMEN: Vijay Shankar 15 (19), Karun Nair 56 (91): After a solid 65, Abhinav Mukund fell prey to Dane Piedt. More importantly than the runs he scored, he ground out 200 balls and has given India a solid chance of a draw but another quick wicket and things could quickly turn in South Africa’s favour. OUT! Abhinav Mukund 65 (200) c Theunis de Bruyn b Dane Piedt

Live Cricket Score India A: 150/3 | Overs 57| TARGET 444| BATSMEN: Abhinav Mukund 62 (184), Karun Nair 37 (47): Things beginning to look slightly favourable for India A’s hopes of saving this unofficial Test against South Africa. Mukund is playing with solid intent while Karun Nair is playing his natural game.

Live Cricket Score India A: 118/3 | Overs 46| TARGET 444| BATSMEN: Abhinav Mukund 55 (146), Karun Nair 16 (20): India are in a very precarious position. Mukund is looking solid but he’ll need Karun Nair to be steady at the other end for a long haul. 

Live Cricket Score India A: 108/3 | Overs 43| TARGET 444| BATSMEN: Abhinav Mukund 54 (140), Karun Nair 7 (7): Bad news for India early in the day. Ambati Rayudu’s vigil has been put to rest by Keshav Maharaj who is now responsible for two of the three wickets taken. India in some trouble here. Karun Nair is the new batsman in. Mukund seems solid but he needs a solid partner too. OUT! Ambati Rayudu 15 (82) c Theunis de Bruyn b Keshav Maharaj

Live Cricket Score India A: 73/2 | Overs 29| TARGET 444| BATSMEN: Abhinav Mukund 32 (87), Ambati Rayudu 13 (58): India will start the day with a wee bit of momentum to fall back on, Abhinav Mukund looked particularly solid on the third day, he’ll have to dig in for the long haul. South Africa A will be keen to strike early. Ambati Rayudu looked shaky in the start of his innings but has become slightly more solid.