Jean du Plessis and Rubin Hermann helped South Africa A dominate day two of the first four-day match against India A in Potchefstroom.
Du Plessis impressed with an unbeaten 103 (207 balls, eight fours, one six), while Hermann made a career-best 95 (146 balls, 15 fours) as SA A ended the day on 298-5.
The match finally got underway after no play was possible on Monday due to rain and a wet outfield, with the hosts opting to bat first after winning the toss.
The visitors struck in just the second over when Vidhwath Kaverappa (1-52) had Cameron Shekleton caught for nought.
Yaseen Valli and Hermann combined to add 72 for the second wicket before Sourabh Kumar (3-83) bowled the former through the gate for 16.
His departure brought Du Plessis to the crease, and together with Hermann, the pair played positively for their 84-run partnership. The latter eventually fall after he played one from Kumar straight to Dhruv Jurel at mid-off.
SA A captain Bryce Parsons added 24 before he fell to Shardul Thakur (1-33).
Meanwhile, former SA U19 batsman Du Plessis confidently saw out the Indian attack and brought up his hundred with his eighth boundary of the innings.
Kumar got a late breakthrough as he pinned Connor Esterhuizen (48 off 54 balls, six fours, two sixes) lbw to bring an end to an entertaining knock.
That left Evan Jones (five not out) and du Plessis to face the last two overs of the day.
Photo: Wouter Pienaar