India A vs South Africa A 1st Test: Shubman Gill hits unbeaten 66 after India A bowlers skittle out SA for 164

first_img Press Trust of India ThiruvananthapuramSeptember 9, 2019UPDATED: September 9, 2019 19:24 IST Shubman Gill roared back to form with a gritty fifty against South Africa A. (BCCI Photo)HIGHLIGHTSShubman Gill was back in form with an unbeaten 66 after bowlers set the platformIndia A had won the five-match ODI series against South Africa A 4-1India A were in command reaching 129 for 2 at stumpsYoung Shubman Gill was back in form with an unbeaten 66 after bowlers set the platform, dismissing the visiting side for 164 on the first day of the ‘Unofficial’ Test here on Monday.Gill, who has been an opener for Punjab in the longer format, played out Lungi Ngidi’s (1/18 in 6 overs) first spell as he faced 108 balls, hitting nine fours and a six as India A were in command reaching 129 for 2 at stumps.With India looking out for an opener who can replace an out-of-form KL Rahul, a big inning from Gill will put him in contention alongside Abhimanyu Easwaran and Priyank Panchal.The youngster had two steady partnerships — 48 for the opening wicket with Ruturaj Gaikwad (30) and 56 for the second wicket with Ricky Bhui (26).This was after the bowling attack performed admirably demolishing the South Africans for a meager score in 51.5 overs.Pacer Shardul Thakur (3 for 29) and off-spinner Krishnappa Gowtham (3 for 64) were the picks of the bowlers. Left-arm spinner Shahbaz Nadeem was steady as ever (2/37).After being drubbed 1-4 in the five-match ODI series, South Africa ‘A’ would have hoped for a change in fortunes, but it was a tough day for them.Sent in to bat by the host, the visiting side was jolted early when senior team opener Aiden Markram was caught behind by wicketkeeper Kona Bharat off Mohammed Siraj in the first over of the match.After Siraj got the prized scalp of Markram, Thakur took over, dismissing the other opener Pieter Malan (0), Khayelihle Zondo (6) and the dangerous Heinrich Klaasen (0).advertisementWith South Africa ‘A’ tottering at 22 for 5 and the host bowlers being on target, Markram’s side looked in danger of being bundled out for a double-digit score.Some late resistance from young paceman Marco Jansen (45 not out, 69 balls, 4 fours, 2 sixes) and spinner Dane Piedt (33, 45 balls, 6 fours) helped them cross the 150-run mark.Brief scores (at end of day 1): 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).India ‘A’ 129 for 2 in 38 overs (Shubman Gill 66 batting, Rituraj Gaikwad 30, Ricky Bhui 26).Also See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bySaurabh Kumar Tags :Follow India AFollow South Africa A India A vs South Africa A 1st Test: Shubman Gill hits unbeaten 66 after India A bowlers skittle out SA for 164India A bowlers put in a spirited performance to bowl out South Africa A for a meagre 164 on the first day of the ‘Unofficial’ Test.advertisement Nextlast_img read more

Sembcorp to Build Largest Semi-Submersible Crane Vessel

first_imgzoom Singapore-listed Sembcorp Marine (SCM) has entered into a USD 1 billion contract to build the world’s largest DP3 semi-submersible crane vessel (NSCV) for Heerema Offshore Services B.V.This follows an earlier exclusive letter-of-intent signed between SCM’s wholly owned subsidiary Jurong Shipyard and Hereema in March this year for the NSCV.Scheduled for delivery in the fourth quarter of 2018, the NSCV is designed for the installation and decommissioning of major offshore facilities world-wide.It will be equipped with two Huisman heavy-lifting offshore cranes of 10,000 MT lifting capacity each, and a large reinforced work deck area.The new NSCV will have the length of 220 metres, width of 102 metres and displacement of 273,700 MT.The NSCV will be built at the Sembcorp Marine Tuas Boulevard Yard.”With our new facilities at Tuas that boost deeper quayside draft and wider dock space, we are confident that we will be able to meet our customer’s expectations. This is also in alignment with our strategic vision to penetrate into the Deep water draft market segment and also serves as a great testimony to our continuous commitment in providing one-stop, tailor-made solutions to our customers,” William Gu Wei Guang, Head of Sembcorp Marine Rigs & Floaters, said..last_img read more