WICKET – Pieter Malan is cleaned up by Mohammad Siraj. South Africa A 6/1

ALL-OUT – Jalaj Saxena stranded on 61 as India A are all out for 303. India A lead by  134 runs

WICKET – Shardul Thakur has played a good hand of 34 off 79 balls and supported Jakaj Saxena really well. He departs leg before wicket Lungi Ngidi. India A 299/8

50 – That’s fifty for Jalaj Saxena. He has played a big role in India A’s revival

Lunch break – India A Lead By 41 Runs – India A 205/7 

200 – That 200 up for India A as Jalaj Saxena and Shardul Thakur find themselves in the middle.

WICKET – Krishnappa Gowtham too departs to Lutho Sipamla for a two-ball duck. India A 199/7

WICKET – Another one falls for India A in quick succession. It is the well-set Srikar Bharat falls prey to Lutho Sipamla for 33.

WICKET – Shivam Dube is out for 8. Wicket for Lunfi Ngidi

WICKET – Shubman Gill falls for 90 off 153 balls. Dane Peidt with the wicket. India A 177/4

LEAD – India A have taken the lead over South Africa A

WICKET – India A have lost an early wicket in the form of Ankit Bawne for 4. Marco Jansen with the wicket. But Shubman Gill is going strong batting on 71. India A 140/3

Hello and welcome to our live coverage of day two of the 1st unofficial Test between India A and South Africa A at Greenfield Stadium. Thiruvanathapuram.

Day 1 recap 

Young Shubman Gill was back in form with an unbeaten 66 after bowlers set the platform, dismissing the visiting side for 164 on the first day of the Unofficial Test in Thiruvananthapuram on Monday.

Gill, who has been an opener for Punjab in the longer format, played out Lungi Ngidi‘s (1/18 in 6 overs) first spell as he faced 108 balls, hitting nine fours and a six as India A were in command reaching 129 for 2 at stumps.

With India looking out for an opener who can replace an out-of-form KL Rahul, a big innings from Gill, will put him in contention alongside Abhimanyu Easwaran and Priyank Panchal.