Player of the Match
Player of the Match

Match Centre

Commentator: Saurabh Somani

3.48pm The match in Alur has started again, and the South Africans will be rooting for India B to beat Australia A. Follow our updates.

And that's it from us for this game. See you in the final.

3.45pm Time for the presentation.

Shreyas Iyer: Right from the start when we lost the toss we knew there was going to be a little bit for the bowlers. But we played really bad up front, the batting wasn't up to the mark. The score was definitely not par, we were thinking 200 or 225 even after losing four wickets up front.

I need to step up and put some runs on the board and get back on form (in the four-dayers against Australia A that follow). The boys have been very positive throughout and the B team has been doing well.

Khaya Zondo: The guys did well, we planned before the game that we were going to bowl first. We had to chase a nice low total to get a bonus point and give ourselves a chance to get into the final.

Expectedly Dane Paterson is the Man of the Match, for his five-wicket haul.

3.35pm South Africa A win by four wickets.

Not quite a 'clinical' performance from South Africa A, who pulled through nonetheless because their seamers, led by Paterson, ensured they made good use of a deck that had assistance first up after Zondo won the toss. Once India A lost five wickets with less than a third of the innings done, it was always a question of whether they could still get to a respectable total or not. They got to one that allowed them to fight, but that was it.

South Africa A still have problems aplenty against spin, and if they do make the final, those won't go away in two days. They might have to think of a change in tactics against spinners rather than doing something technically drastic. Still, this is a good win and should give them confidence. Remarkably, it's their first win on the tour of India so far, having lost the first unofficial Test and drawn the second. The warm-up game was also drawn, while their first two one-dayers were washed out before India B and Australia A beat them.

Pandya to Frylinck, FOUR, steps out and launches it over the in-field for four and South Africa A have won by four wickets, with the bonus point. They will still need Australia to lose, but at least they've done what they could
Pandya to Frylinck, no run, beaten. No room to cut but still went for it and the ball bounces over the stumps
Pandya to Frylinck, FOUR, makes room and steps away, but can only get a thick outside edge. Luck is with South Africa though and it runs away for four
Pandya to Behardien, 1 run, steps froward and drives, where mid-off fumbles and allows a single

Meanwhile, the rain has stopped in Alur. But play hasn't started yet

37 | 4 Runs | SA-A: 150/6 (8 runs required from 13 overs, RR: 4.05, RRR: 0.61)

  • Farhaan Behardien17 (19b)
  • Robbie Frylinck7 (6b)
  • Shivam Mavi6-1-27-0
  • Krunal Pandya8-1-28-2
Shivam Mavi to Behardien, 1 run, short ball and pulled away but only for a single. The 150 is up and South Africa A can sight victory now
Shivam Mavi to Behardien, no run, driven with power again, but without timing and short cover intercepts it

SA A 2nd innings Partnerships

1st37PJ MalanGL Cloete
2nd40PJ MalanSJ Erwee
3rd9PJ MalanK Zondo
4th17PJ MalanD Paterson
5th8D PatersonS Muthusamy
6th30F BehardienS Muthusamy
7th18R FrylinckF Behardien