SA vs Indian XI - 3 Day Match
SA vs India Board President's XI
November 14-16, 2004South Africa conceded some psychological advantage ahead of the Test series as they suffered a batting collapse and just managed to avoid defeat against the Board President's XI in the three-day cricket tour match at the Sawai Man Singh stadium in Jaipur.
Having a conceded first innings lead of 135, the visitors chose to experiment with their batting order but the decision backfired and they plunged to 150 for eight, only 15 runs ahead and 17 overs left in the day.
The visitors reshuffled their batting lineup so that those who did not bat in the first innings spend some valuable time at the crease. But the batsmen failed to cope with the low turning track and found themselves fighting to save the match.In Picture: Jacques Kallis, The veteran of 80 Tests had to come in at number ten after he was advised not to bat because of a side strain to help the team avoid defeat.
India A vs South Africa 3 Day Match Results
November 16, 2004Match Drawn South Africa needed the help of injured all-rounder Jacques Kallis to save their practice game ahead of a two-Test series against India. In Picture: Dinesh Mongia, 135 overnight, was bowled by off-spinner Smith on 148 after he batted for 379 minutes to hit 18 fours off 289 balls. The Indian Board President's XI declared at 361-6 at the fall of Dinesh Mongia's wicket. South Africa first innings 226-5 declared (Greame Smith 86, Justin Ontong 70; Sairaj Bahutule 4-64) Indian Board President's XI first innings (overnight 320-5) D.Jadhav lbw b Ntini 12 G.Gambhir c Tsolekile b Pollock 26 S.Ramesh lbw b Hall 9 D.Mongia b Smith 148 Y.Venugopal Rao c Hall b de Bruyn 29 M.Dhoni c Tsolekile b Ontong 39 H.Badani not out 74 Extras (b-2 lb-17 nb-5) 24 Total (for six declared, 107.2 overs) 361 Fall of wickets: 1-42 2-55 3-61 4-117 5-207 6-361 Did not bat: S.Bahutule, S.Paul, A.Bhandari, R.Powar Bowling: Pollock 15-7-25-1, Ntini 20-5-53-1 (nb-3), Hall 17-4-54-1, Kallis 3-1-6-0, Ontong 19-1-100-1, de Bruyn 14-6-23-1, Smith 8.2-0-40-1, Amla 11-1-41-0 (nb-2) South Africa second innings J.Rudolph run out 31 Z.de Bruyn c Venugopal Rao b Powar 35 S.Pollock c Dhoni b Powar 0 H.Dippenaar c & b Powar 23 H.Amla lbw b Mongia 15 J.Ontong lbw b Bahutule 11 T.Tsolekile b Bhandari 18 A.Hall c Dhoni b Bahutule 15 G.Smith not out 6 J.Kallis not out 12 Extras (b-1 lb-2 nb-3) 6 Total (for eight wickets, 68 overs) 172 Fall of wickets: 1-62 2-62 3-72 4-104 5-108 6-122 7-149 8-150 Did not bat: M.Ntini Bowling: Bhandari 8-3-33-1 (nb-3), Paul 3-0-9-0, Bahutule 27-6-68-2, Powar 26-10-50-3, Mongia 4-0-9-1 Result: Match drawn. Back to top
Indian Board XI Team
November 6, 2004Gautam Gambhir, Dheeraj Jadhav, Sadagopan Ramesh, Hemang Badani (vice-captain), Venugopal Rao, Dinesh Mongia, Sairaj Bahutule (Captain), Ramesh Powar, Shiv Sunder Paul, Amit Bhandari, M S Dhoni (Wicket Keeper), Suresh Raina, Avishkar Salvi and Joginder Singh Sharma. Back in national reckoning is Punjab batsman Dinesh Mongia who's been left in the cold after India's superb run in the 2003 World Cup in South Africa. In Picture: Indian XI Captain and Mumbai all-rounder Sairaj Bahutule
South Africa Team
November 13, 2004Jacques Rudolph, Zander de Bruyn, Shaun Pollock, Boeta Dippenaar, Hashim Amla, Justin Ontong, Thami Tsolekile, Andrew Hall, Graeme Smith, Jacques Kallis, Makhaya NtiniIn Picture: South African Bowler in Amul Advt.
November 13, 2004Sawai Man Singh Stadium (formerly known as Chogan Stadium) in Jaipur was the venue for the November 14-16 India A-South Africa 3-dayer. The Sawai Man Singh Stadium in Jaipur has hosted a solitary Test match in February 1987 when Pakistan President Gen. Zia-ul-Haq hopped across the border to watch the second day's play as part of his 'Cricket for Peace' initiative.