Amazing Centuries of Peter Malan and Tony de Georgi, South Africa A got off to a strong start on the first day of the four-day match against India A. Peter Malan scored 157 unbeaten for South Africa A, while Tony Georgi scored 117 runs, thanks to which the team made 343 runs for the loss of three wickets on the first day.
In this match, Indian captain Priyank Panchal won the toss and invited the South African team to bat first and soon his score dropped to 14 runs for two wickets. After this, however, Malan and De Georgi established a 217-run partnership for the third wicket to save the team with difficulty.
By the end of the day’s game, Jason Smith was playing Malan for 51 runs. They have both added 112 runs for the fourth wicket so far. Fast pitcher Navdeep Saini (1 of 57) caught starter Sarel Irvi (nil) at the hands of Krishnappa Gautam on the third ball of the game.
Left arm pacemaker Arjan Nagvaswala (1 of 58) fired new batter Renard van Tonder (zero) leg earlier and sent him to the pavilion as soon as he arrived.
Second starters Malan and De Georgi took over and gave the Indian bowlers no chance. Indian bowlers did not get any hits until 57 overs.
Fast pitcher Umran Malik (1 of 43) broke partnership by pitching De Georgie, but Smith later supported his captain well. Malan has faced 258 balls so far and has hit 18 fours, while De Georgi played 186 balls and hit 18 fours.
Smith’s 88-ball hit included four fours and six. Indian spinners Krishnappa Gautam, Rahul Chahar and Baba failed to shock the undefeated South African hitters.