Thiruvananthapuram: Shubman Gill hit an unbeaten 66 after India A bowlers dismissed South Africa A for a paltry 164 on Day 1 of the ‘Unofficial’ Test here on Monday. After winning the toss and asking the visitors to bat, Shardul Thakur (3/29) and Krishnappa Gowtham (3/64) took three wickets each to blow South Africa A away. Pacer Marco Jansen (45 not out, 69 balls; 4×4, 2×6) and spinner Dane Piedt (33, 45 balls, 6×4) helped them cross the 150-run mark as their batters gave a poor account of themselves.
Brief scores: South Africa ‘A’: 164 all out in 51.5 overs (Marco Jansen 45 not out, Dane Piedt 33, Shardul Thakur 3/29, K. Gowtham 3/64), stumps Day 1. IANS