India A vs South Africa A, Ind A vs SA A 4th ODI Highlights: Chasing a revised total of 193 in 25 overs, Indian innings was interrupted by rain and the play is to resume from this exact point. It’s been a day of rain interruptions with wet outfield forcing the game to be reduced to a 47-overs-a-side contest. Rain then intervened in the 22nd over, and that was a long delay, cutting it down further to a 25-overs-a-side contest with South Africa A’s score being adjusted via VJD after their innings. Eventually, the rain interruptions led to the rescheduling of the match on the reserve day, Thursday.
Set 193 to win, India started well but bad weather means that the players will have come back tomorrow. India lost opener Shubman Gill cheaply and Shikhar Dhawan is still unbeaten on 33 off 21 balls. India A still need 138 runs in 17.2 overs. India ‘A’ are facing South Africa A in the fourth unofficial ODI against South Africa A in Thiruvananthapuram today. The 33-year-old batsman was drafted in as a replacement for injured all-rounder Vijay Shankar and is likely to feature in the playing XI.
Riding on Manish Pandey’s brilliant innings and Shivam Dube’s clinical finishing, India A won the previous encounter by four wickets. The Men in Blue have a 3-0 lead in the five-match unofficial ODI series.
India A vs South Africa A 4th ODI Highlights:
Rain plays spoilsport
Rain had intervened in the 22nd over, and that was a long delay, cutting it down further to a 25-overs-a-side contest with South Africa A's score being adjusted via VJD after their innings. Set 193 to win, India started well but bad weather means that the players will have come back tomorrow.
Match rescheduled for tomorrow
So the match is rescheduled for tomorrow. The rain has the final say for the day and the play will resume tomorrow from this exact point. It's been a day of rain interruptions with wet outfield forcing the game to be reduced to a 47-overs-a-side contest.
Rain stops play again
So It has started raining again at Thiruvananthapuram as chasing 193, India A have reached 56/1 in 7.4 overs. Shikhar Dhawan is still unbeaten for 34 off 21 balls with 6 boundaries from his bat.
50 up for India A
India A cross past 50 with a well-timed four from Shikhar Dhawan's bat who is unbeaten on 32 off 18 balls. He along with Prashant Chopra setting up the momentum in India's favour. After 6 overs India are 53/1 still needing 140 runs to win.
Shubman Gill departs
Chasing a mammoth 193 in 25 overs, India A lost their first wicket cheaply when Shubman Gill got out for 12 runs off 9 balls. Now all eyes are on Shikhar Dhawan who is not out for 9 runs. India A 25/1 after 4 overs.
SA A: 137/1 in 25 overs
Reeza Hendricks and Heinrich Klaasen take South Africa A's total to 137/1 in their respective 25 overs. Hendricks was unbeaten on 60 off 70 balls, while Klaasen scored 21 in 12 deliveries. However, the target has been revised as per the DLS method and India A need 193 to win in 25 overs.
Match reduced to 25 overs per side
The match has been now reduced to 25 overs per side. Reeza Hendricks and Heinrich Klaasen are out in the middle as South African skipper Temba Bavuma returned to the pavilion after being retired hurt.
Rain, rain go away!
Heavy rain stops play and it looks like there will be no further play today in Thiruvananthapuram .Official confirmation is still awaited. South Africa A were 108/1 in 22 overs. 21 overs were still to be played as the match was reduced to 43-over a side game.
South Africa A gearing for next challenge
South Africa A making several changes for this the 1st dead rubber of the series. Verreynne and Qeshile come in Malan and Zondo. Linde & Dala are replaced by Jansen & Hendricks. Match currently paused due to rain.
No respite from rain
It's been raining for over an hour now in Thiruvananthapuram and the ground staff tried their best to dry the outfield but it started raining again. SA A 108/1in 22 overs in a game reduced to 43 overs after a delayed start in the morning.
Rain stops play!
The players rush back to the dressing room as the match has been stopped due to heavy rainfall. South Africa A are in a commanding position as Reeza Hendricks and Temba Bavuma have added 50 in 72 balls for the second wicket. Hendricks is batting on 52 off 64, while his partner is on 28 from 39 balls. SA A: 108/1 (22 overs)
Rahul Chahar strikes!
Rahul Chahar got his first wicket in his first over when he got Breetzke out for 25 off 31 balls. Caught by Tushar Deshpande near the fence. South Africa 58/1 in 10 overs.
50 runs up for Proteas
Reeza Hendricks and Breetzke are set now as both have piled up 50 runs for their team in 8.3 overs. Poor bowling show by Indians as extra runs are flowing easily. Expensive over for Shivam Dube. 15 runs for South Africans. 56/0 in 9 overs
What a shot!
Breetzke sends Tushar Deshpande's ball for six, square of the wicket. Treat to watch. He is growing dangerous for India.
Slow and steady start for South Africa A
Watchful eyes of Proteas openers are taking the team score to 25/0 in 6 overs. No chance so far for Tushar Deshpande and Ishan Porel.
After 3 overs, SA A 13/0
South Africa A off to a slow start as both of their openers Reeza Hendricks and Mathhew Breetzke are watchfully taking their time. After 3 overs, South Africa are 13/0
India win the toss, to field first
Toss delayed due to wet outfield
Rain plays the spoilsport-It has become a constant feature of almost every cricket tournament. The fourth one dayer between India A and South Africa A at Thiruvananthapuram is also delayed due to rain and wet outfield. India A have already sealed the 5-match series.