Welcome to the live coverage of the Day Two 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. CATCH THE LIVE UPDATES OF THE 1ST T20I BETWEEN INDIA AND SOUTH AFRICA AT DHARAMSALA HERE

South Africa’s lower order batsmen responded well on Day 2 with crucial partnerships and handy knocks to put ample pressure on India A. De Kock and Vilas struck a 107-run partnership for the seventh wicket to take the score close to the 500-run mark. De Kock hit 13 fours and three sixes while Vilas struck 10 fours and two sixes in their century-run stand. Tailenders Keshav Maharaj and Dane Paterson scored 19 and 13 not out respectively which proved costly for India A at the end. In reply to South Africa’s challenging score, India A started their first innings steadily, taking note of the opposition pacers. Openers Abhinav Mukund (38) and Jiwanjot Singh (22) held on till the 13th over, scoring at a slow pace. But right-arm spinner Dane Piedt got the better of Jiwanjot to clean bowl him, leaving India at 43 for 1. Incoming batsman Shreyas Iyer (49) and Mukund looked set to take the score past the 100-run mark but Piedt struck for the second time to get set batsman Mukund out in the same fashion. Iyer, who was looking good, also departed soon, putting the hosts in trouble just before stumps.

Live Cricket Score India A: 73/2 | Overs 29| TARGET 444| BATSMEN: Abhinav Mukund 32 (87), Ambati Rayudu 13 (58). India A have managed to end the day with some momentum and they will look to save the match when they come out to bat on Day Four. Skipper Ambati Rayudu and Abhinav Mukund have done well so far.

Live Cricket Score India A: 63/2 | Overs 21| TARGET 444| BATSMEN: Abhinav Mukund 27 (61), Ambati Rayudu 8 (36). Ankush Bains is dismissed for a quick-fire 27. He had gotten himself off to a good starr then threw his wicket away. Keshav Maharaj gets his first wicket of the inings, which brings skipper Ambati Rayudu to the crease. Abhinav Mukund had batted well so far. OUT! Ankush Bains b Maharaj 27 (25)

Live Cricket Score India A: 43/1 | Overs 10.4| TARGET 444| BATSMEN: Abhinav Mukund 15 (36), Ankush Banis 27 (24). India A have steadied things up after the loss of the early wicket, but the still have a mountain to climb. The match is most likely to end in a draw, unless India A bat foolishly.

Live Cricket Score India A: 27/1 | Overs 5.3| TARGET 444| BATSMEN: Abhinav Mukund 5 (19), Ankush Banis 17 (7). India A resume their innings in pursuit of 444 runs and will have to bat extremely well from here on especially after losing their opener Jiwanjot Singh for just one after he was run out. South Africa A well in command now. OUT Jiwanjot Singhrun out 1 (4)

Rain has stopped play and has shown no signs of stopping. India A need 444 runs when they come out to bat.

Live Cricket Score South Africa A: 105/1 | Overs 35 | LEAD 443| BATSMEN: Stiaan Van Zyl 38 (120), Theunis De Bruyn 5 (21). Surprise Surprise! South Africa A have declared and have set India A a target of 444 to win. Can India A get it? Rain has interrupted play as well.

Live Cricket Score South Africa A: 100/1 | Overs 28.3 | LEAD 438| BATSMEN: Stiaan Van Zyl 33 (98), Theunis De Bruyn 0 (1) | South Africa A are nearing their 100 and India A seem to have no answers at this moment. But India have managed to pick up Hendricks after he was bowled by Akshar Patel.  India A need to pick up a few wickets to halt the run flow. OUT! Reeza Hendricks b Akshar 61 (69)

Live Cricket Score South Africa A: 66/0 | Overs 19 | LEAD 404| BATSMEN: Reeza Hendricks 46 (29), Stiaan Van Zyl 20 (65) | India finding it hard to get a breakthrough as South Africa A are piling on the runs. Reeza Hendricks is nearing a fifty now. The visitors have also extended their lead past 400 now.

Live Cricket Score South Africa A: 30/0 | Overs 9.4 | LEAD 368| BATSMEN: Reeza Hendricks 23 (26), Stiaan Van Zyl 7 (32) | South Africa A look to pile on the runs and put India A under further pressure. India A were bowled out early in the day and now have a lit of catching up to do.

Live Cricket Score India A: 204 | Overs 66.3 | BATSMEN: Ishwar Pandey 13(15) | India A have been bowled out for 204. They trail by 320 runs. Dane Piedt ends with five wickets and Keshav Maharaj picked up two wickets. Shreyas Iyer and Ambati have top scored with 49 and 46 respectively. Not the kind of performance the India A team would have expected.

Live Cricket Score India A: 179/7 | Overs 57 | BATSMEN: Akshar Patel 1(3), Jayant Yadav 0(0) | India A have lost two more wickets. Vijay Shankar was the first to depart. He was trapped leg before wicket by Dane Peterson. He scored 3 from 24 balls. Ankush Bains was the sixth wicket to fall. He was caught behind by Quinton de Kock as Dane Piedt picked up his fourth wicket. Akshar Patel, who shone with the ball, is batting not out with Ambati Rayudu, who is going strong on 46. Oh no! Rayudu falls! Dane Peterson takes the catch as Keshav Maharaj picks up his first wicket. India A lose a very important wicket! India A lose their seventh wicket, trail by 345 runs. OUT! Ambati Rayudu c Dane Peterson b Keshav Maharaj 46(94)

Live Cricket Score India A: 154/4 | Overs 47 | BATSMEN: Ambati Rayudu 28(59), Vijay Shankar 2(13) | India A have lost the crucial wicket of Karun Nair. Vijay Shankar is the new batsman. Nair was trapped leg before wicket by Dane Piedt. Piedt picks up his third wicket. Rayudu is holding on at the other end. OUT! Karun Nair lbw Dane Piedt 9(35)

Live Cricket Score India A: 138/3 | Overs 41 | BATSMEN: Ambati Rayudu 14(46), Karun Nair 9(25) | The match has started. Ambati Rayudu and Karun Nair have started very slow. Nair has got off the mark. Only one boundary has been hit in the morning so far. Another maiden over.

Brief scores (At the end of Day Two):

South Africa A 542 (Reeza Hendricks 50, Omphile Ramela 112, Temba Bavuma 66, Quinton de Kock 113, Dane Vilas 75; Akshar Patel 4 for 115) lead India A 122 for 3 (Abhinav Mukund 38, Shreyas Iyer 49, Ambati Rayudu 11*, Karun Nair 0*; Dane Piedt 2 for 47) by 420 runs.


South Africa A: Dane Vilas (c & wk),  Quinton de Kock, Reeza Hendricks, Theunis de Bruyn, Wayne Parnell, Keshav Maharaj, Hardus Viljoen, Omphile Ramela, Dane Paterson, Dane Piedt , Stiaan van Zyl.

India A: Ambati Rayudu (c), Abhinav Mukund, Jiwanjot Singh, Karun Nair, Shreyas Iyer, Ankush Bains (wk), Akshar Patel, Abhimanyu Mithun, Ishwar Pandey, Vijay Shankar, Jayant Yadav.