Thiruvananthapuram: South Africa A pulled off a slender four-wicket win over India A within the rain-hit fourth unofficial ODI on the Greenfield Worldwide Stadium, right here on Thursday. Regardless of the loss, the hosts lead the five-match rubber 3-1.
The match, which had began on Wednesday, needed to be prolonged over the subsequent day resulting from persistent rains. Opting to bowl within the contest which was decreased to 43 overs per facet resulting from moist outfield, play was solely attainable for 25 overs as ran continued to play spoilsport when South Africa had been at 137/1, because of opener Reeza Hendricks’ unbeaten 60.
With the match as soon as once more being decreased to 25 overs, India had been handed a revised goal of 193 runs (D/L methodology). Aside from Hendricks, Matthew Breetzke, skipper Temba Bavuma and Heinrich Klaasen had chipped in with 25, 28 and 21 runs respectively.
Chasing the large goal, the hosts had been off to a poor begin, shedding opener Shubman Gill (12) cheaply with simply 13 runs on board. Senior batsman and skilled opener Shikhar Dhawan then took management of the proceedings as he alongwith Prashant Chopra (26) solid a 79-run partnership for the second wicket.
Play was once more halted when India had been 56/1 in 7.Four overs as the competition was shifted for Thursday.
The duo regarded good within the center nevertheless, right-arm pacer Lutho Sipamla (3/55) got here with a breakthrough for the guests as he dismissed Chopra within the 13th over when India had been eight run in need of the three-digit mark.
Marco Jansen (3/25) additional jolted the hosts as he accounted for the wicket of a effectively settled Dhawan (52 off 43), lowering India to 110/3. Shreyas Iyer (26) and Shivam Dube (31) then shared a 51-run partnership to restore the harm. Nevertheless, as quickly as Dube grew to become a sufferer of pacer Anrich Nortje (3/36) within the 21st over when India had been at 161, the opposite batsman too adopted him because the hosts misplaced 5 wicket underneath one other 17 runs.
Rahul Chahar tried his greatest to assist India cross the road along with his 12-ball unbeaten 17 however it wasn’t sufficient because the guests clinched the problem by 4 runs.
Each the perimeters will square-off for the fifth and remaining time within the sequence right here on Friday.
Temporary Scores: South Africa A 137/1 in 25 overs (Reeza Hendricks 60 not out, Temba Bavuma 28; Rahul Chahar 1/18) beat India A 188/9 in 25 overs (Shikhar Dhawan 52, Shivam Dube 31; Marco Jansen 3/25) by 4 runs (D/L methodology)