Rahul Chahar throws sunglasses after the referee denies LBW appeal

India A leg-spinner Rahul Chahar threw off his sunglasses after the referee denied a leg-before appeal on his bowling while playing against South Africa A in Bloemfontein on Wednesday. The incident happened in the 128th over of Proteas innings when Chahar appealed against Sinethemba Qeshile.

India A-team is currently playing the three-match unofficial test series against South Africa, where the first match will be played in Bloemfontein. India captain Priyank Panchal won the draw and invited the Proteas to strike first and the hosts got 509/7 declared first.

On the second day, Rahul Chahar bowled to Proteas wicket-keeper batman Queshile as the ball hit the cushion. After a short tussle with the defender, Chahar finally tucked the ball home. The leg spinner threw his sunglasses in disgust before being spoken to by the referee. Repetitions indicated that the ball was missing the stumps.

South Africa A skipper led with Pieter Malan with 163, while Tony de Zorzi scored 117. Qeshile, Jason Smith and George Linde scored fifty. Chahar hit a total of 28.3 overs, in which he recorded 125 runs for a single wicket. Meanwhile, Navdeep Saini and Arzan Nagwaswalla took two wickets each, while India’s new tempo sensation Umran Malik scalped one.

In response, the Priyank Panchal-led team got off to a good start as opener Prithvi Shaw scored 48 of just 45 balls. Captain Panchal missed his hundred by four runs, while Abhimanyu Easwaran scored 103. At the end of the game on day 3, India beat A on 308/4 and are still behind by 201 runs, with Baba Aparajith and wicketkeeper batter Upendra Yadav at. folden. The start of the fifth day’s game has been delayed by rain.

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