India 'A' tour: Ajinkya Rahane, Wridhiman Saha's 50s in vain as SA level series

Aug 28, 2013, 02:12 IST | Agencies

India 'A' suffered a dramatic batting collapse as they crashed to a 121-run defeat to South Africa 'A' in the second unofficial 'Test' here yesterday.

Seamer Beuran Hendricks’ six-wicket haul helped the hosts level the two-match series 1-1. Chasing a stiff target of 307, Ajinkya Rahane (86) and Wriddhiman Saha (77 not out) had brightened India’s chances of registering a series win with a 160-run stand for the sixth wicket after struggling on 18 for five at one stage. 

W Saha

Ajinkya Rahane
Ajinkya Rahane

Despite cruising at 177 for five at tea break, Rahane’s dismissal triggered the collapse as the tailenders surrendered meekly, losing five wickets for just seven runs in the final session of play.  

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