India A vs South Africa A, IND A vs SA A 1st ODI Highlights: India A defeated South Africa A by 69 runs in a match where leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal’s fifer and Shivam Dube’s 79-run knock stole all the headlines, in Thiruvananthapuram on Thursday.
After a good start by India A, the 121-run partnership off just 68 deliveries between Shivam Dube and Axar Patel took India to a huge total of 327 for 6 in the 47 overs per side game. Dube scored 79 runs from 60 deliveries including three fours and six sixes whereas Patel scored 60 runs from 36 deliveries including six fours and three sixes. The duo went ballistic in the last five overs scoring 71 runs.
South Africa A’s Reeza Hendricks’s 110 off 108 balls went in vain as the Proteas weren’t exactly comfortable with the slow nature of the tracks, despite Heinrich Klaasen’s last show. While, Chahal picked up five wickets, Axar picked up two wickets.
India A vs South Africa A 1st ODI Highlights:
WICKET! WICKET! WIN!
The Indian bowling attack proved to be too much for Proteas towards the end, as Chahal picked up two wickets in his last over to bundle South Africa A for 258. India A win by 69 runs!
LBW! And Chahal gets his third of the day, as he dismisses Beuran Hendricks. All but over for South Africa now. SA A are 243/8 after 42.3 overs.
Klaasen looked to keep the fight going as he hit a six in the start of the over, but Chahar dismisses him as the South Africa batsman is caught near the boundary rope. He departs for 58 from 43 balls. SA A are 240/7 after 41.5 overs.
Oh wow, what a change in the script. Caught and bowled by Axar Patel! George Linde departs for a duck. SA A are 230/6 after 40.4 overs. They still need 98 runs from 38 balls.
Fifty for Klaasen
Krunal gets skinned by Klaasen in his over, as he concedes 17 runs. Two boundaries and one straight out of the park. The hard-hitting batsman is keeping the Proteas in the chase, whilst picking up his fifty in the subsequent over. He gets his half-century up in 39 balls, with four boundaries and two sixes. SA A are 230/5 after 40.3 overs.
After getting hit for a massive six, Axar Patel dismisses Hendricks after he goes for another big one. He is caught by Shubman Gill. The Proteas opener departs for 110. SA A are 208/5 after 39 overs. They still need 120 runs in 48 balls.
Hundred for Hendricks!
On the last ball of Chahar's over, Reeza Hendricks brings up his hundred with a two. 100 from 103 balls, with 12 boundaries. SA A are 189/4 after 37 overs.
Krunal does the job
Krunal Pandya is back into attack, and keeps both the South African batsmen on check. Just two runs from the over, and that's what India needed. SA are 181/4 from 36 overs. They need 147 runs from 66 balls.
Heinrich Klaasen puts a dent on Chahal's brillant bowling spell. After regular singles from the start of the over, Klaasen hit a big one to deep backward point. Twelve runs from the over. SA A 171/4 after 34 overs,
Klaasen settling in
Klaasen settles in early after coming on, and looking to replicate his GT20 form towards the end of the innings. Five runs off Khaleel's over. SA A are 159/4 after 33 overs. They still need 169 runs in 84 balls.
A spectacular catch from Deepak Chahar and Khaya Zondo is a goner. Khaleel Ahmed picks up his first wicket of the day. Reeza Hendricks continues to fight on, in his 80s now. SA A - 147/4 in 30.1 overs
Chahal back into attack
Pandey brings Chahal back into the attack. Khaya Zondo takes him on and hits him for a boundary beating the long off fielder. 10 runs from his over. SA A - 147/3 in 30 overs
Khaya Zondo and Reeza Hendricks have put on 50 runs for the fourth wicket from 58 deliveries. Zondo is on 23 runs from 30 deliveries. Hendricks is playing on 73 from 79 deliveries. SA A - 131/3 in 28 overs
Expensive from Dube
Phenomenal with the bat, Shivam Dube is leaking runs with the ball. Maybe Manish Pandey is trying to test his bowling with Deepak Chahar out of the ground. The required run rate is over 10 runs per over now. The intentions of Reeza Hendricks and Khaya Zondo are clear. They will take their chances. 13 runs from Dube's over. SA A - 126/3 in 27 overs
100 up for South Africa A in the 24th over. Khaya Zhondo is still trying to play himself in whereas Reeza Hendricks is set to accelerate in the coming overs. SA A - 100/3 in 24 overs
Reeza Hendricks hits his half-century from 61 deliveries. With wickets falling from the end, Hendricks has held on to one end. Meanwhile, the required run rate is climbing up nearing 10 runs per over. SA A - 93/3 in 23 overs
Krunal Pandya knocks over skipper Temba Bavuma with an arm ball. Bavuma tried to play a cut shot on the back foot but the ball was not short enough to play it. Bavuma departs for 8. Another wicket falls. SA A - 81/3 in 18.2 overs
Chahal strikes again
Slower through the air and beaten. Matthew Breetzke fell into the trap and edged it to wicketkeeper Ishan Kishan. Second wicket for Yuzvendra Chahal. The leg-spinner is on a roll today. Skipper Temba Bavuma comes to bat now. SA A - 64/2 in 14 overs
Spin from both ends
Yuzvendra Chahal bowls a maiden over to Reeza Hendricks. Chahal is asking all sorts of questions from the Proteas batsmen. Left-arm spinner Krunal Pandya is into the attack as well. Six runs from Pandya's first over. SA A - 63/1 in 13 overs
50 up for South Africa A in the 11th over. Khaleel Ahmed back into the attack after bowling a three-over spell. Eight runs from Khaleel's over. SA A - 57/1 in 11 overs
Yuzvendra Chahal strikes first ball. Deepak Chahar will breathe a sigh of relief. Janneman Malan tries to play the cut shot but edges the ball to Ishan Kishan. Malan departs for 18. The first bowling change works for Manish Pandey. SA A - 38/1 in 7.1 overs
Run chase off to decent start
The South Africa A openers have been cautious against the new ball after the wake-up call in the first over. It is that kind of pitch where staying at the crease matters. Janneman Malan is still settling into the crease whereas Reeza Hendricks looks in fine touch. SA A - 28/0 in 5 overs
No ball saves Malan
Deepak Chahar bowled a perfect delivery swinging away from the right-handed batsman. Janneman Malan nicked it but Chahar overstepping the line gives him a second chance. SA A - 8/0 in 1 over
Run chase underway
Deepak Chahar with the new ball, Reeza Hendricks on strike, Janneman Malan on the non-striker's end. The second innings is underway. Target - 328 runs in 47 overs
India post daunting total
23 runs off the last over including a free hit delivery. Axar Patel and Shivam Dube made Beuran Hendricks pay for his mistakes in the final over of the innings. India A have posted a huge total here despite losing wickets at regular intervals. Dube scored 79 runs from 60 deliveries whereas Patel scored 60 runs from 36 deliveries. IND A - 327/6 in 47 overs
A six off the second ball of the last over brings up the 100-run partnership for the seventh wicket between Shivam Dube and Axar Patel for just 62 deliveries.
Axar Patel and Shivam Dube keep on piling runs. In the penultimate over of the innings, Axar Patel hits two back-to-back boundaries in Anrich Nortje's over. 11 runs from the over. IND A - 304/6 in 46 overs
Another expensive over
Shivam Dube struck two consecutive sixes off Junior Dala's bowling. Dube is constantly looking for the big shots. Axar Patel gets a boundary too. To make matters worse for South Africa A, Temba Bavuma dropped a sitter in the 30-yard circle. 19 runs from the over. IND - 293/6 in 45 overs
Axar goes after Hendricks
India A will be aiming for 300-plus total in the 47 per side game. Axar Patel takes on Beuran Hendricks for a six and two fours in an over. Expensive over, 18 runs coming from it. IND A - 274/6 in 44 overs
50 for Dube
Shivam Dube pushes the ball towards long-on to reach his first half-century in List A career. He is leading India A batting as the Men In Blue reach 254/6 after 42.3 overs.
Anrich Nortje gets his revenge. Krunal Pandya hit him for six after he came back into the attack. Nortje game him no room coming around the wicket and forced an outside edge off his bat. Wickets continue to fall for the hosts. IND A - 206/6 in 35.5 overs
Shivam Dube has turned on the attacking mode. Dube is batting the only way he knows, in the fifth gear. He is looking to hit big shots. On the other hand, Krunal Pandya decided to take on Anrich Nortje as well after playing too many dot deliveries to stabilise the innings. 300 on cards for India A if this partnership flourishes. IND A - 206/5 in 35.4 overs
Shivam Dube gets dropped by Reeza Hendricks at mid-wicket. An easy chance put down off Fortuin's bowling. The left-arm spinner finishes with 2 for 40 in his quota of 10 overs. IND A - 192/5 in 34 overs
Krunal Pandya survives a leg before wicket shout. Pandya was hit on the thigh trying to sweep Bjorn's delivery. The ball would have gone on to hit the stumps but the umpire thought otherwise. Spin from both ends now. Skipper Bavuma has given right-arm off spinner Reeza Hendricks a go seeing two left-handed batsmen in the middle. IND A - 187/5 in 32 overs
Shivam Dube takes on Bjorn Fortuin and hits him for a six over the long on fielder. The fielder tried his bat to get his hands on the ball but the ball went for a maximum. Dube and Krunal Pandya are now responsible to get India near the 300-run mark. Interestingly, the scoring rate is above six runs per over despite losing half the side. IND A - 181/5 in 30 overs
Ishan Kishan throws his wicket away. Kishan plays it straight to the short covers fielder. Bjorn Fortuin comes back into the attack and takes the wicket. Kishan departs for 37. All of a sudden, South Africa A are back in the game with two quick wickets. Krunal Pandya and Shivam Dube have a tough task ahead of them. IND A - 169/5 in 27.1 overs
Beuran Hendricks gets his second wicket. The left-arm seamer provides breakthrough for his team getting the wicket of skipper Manish Pandey. A slower delivery, Pandey tried to play the cut shot but chopped it on to his stumps. The skipper departs for 39. Another Indian batsman fails to capitalise after getting a start. IND A - 169/4 in 26.5 overs
Ishan Kishan takes on George Linder. Kishan hits him for a maximum and two fours in his third over. The partnership for the fourth wicket is now 54 runs from 46 deliveries. India A will look to accelerate now. IND - 148/3 in 24 overs
Pandey, Kishan stabilise innings
Manish Pandey and Ishan Kishan are trying to string together a partnership in the middle overs, knock the ball around for singles and lay a platform for a big score. Pandey is batting on 26 and Ishan Kishan is on 15. IND A - 133/3 in 23 overs
The run rate has not dropped despite three wickets. Manish Pandey took on left-arm spinner Bjorn Fortuin by stepping down the wicket and hitting him for a boundary over mid on fielder. Wicketkeeper-batsman Ishan Kishan has joined the skipper in the middle. IND A - 101/3 in 18 overs