South Africa A seem set for a draw in the second unofficial Test after losing more time to rain in Bengaluru, trailing by 51 runs with three wickets remaining in the first innings.
Only 33 overs were played on day three, during which the South Africans advanced from 219-3 to 294-7.
The pace of Ankit Rajpoot broke the overnight stand of Rassie van der Dussen and Rudi Second in the 10th over of the day, when it was worth a valuable 70 runs. Van der Dussen, playing the anchor, had added just four runs to his overnight 18 when he was caught behind, while Second struggled on from 35 to 47 when he became Rajpoot’s second victim four overs later.
No one was able to get going as the Indian attack chipped away until the rain came. Senuran Muthusamy was still at the crease on 23, having seen Dwaine Pretorius (10) and Dane Piedt (22) come and go.
The Indians will settle for a draw after winning the first unofficial Test by an innings on the back of a 10-wicket haul from Mohammed Siraj, who has picked up just 2-58 this time round.
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