Greenfield International Stadium, Thiruvananthapuram, September 02nd at 09:30 AM IST
India A's magnificent run continues over the visitors South Africa A as they comfortably registered a victory in the second unofficial one-dayer by 2 wickets.
The match was shortened to a 21-overs per side affair after the wet outfield delayed the start of the game. The visitors posted a competitive total of 162 batting first courtesy George Linde's swashbuckling 52 off 25 which included a four and five mighty sixes.
India A's reply was led by Ishan Kishan and Anmolpreet Singh who got scores of 55 from 24 and 30 off 19 respectively. To take the team over the final barrier all-rounder Krunal Pandya carried his bat with an unbeaten 23 off 15 deliveries.
One more win here and India A will seal the 5-match series. Can they do it tomorrow? We will have to wait and find out.
South Africa A Team News
India A Team News
Manish Pandey (c), Shardul Thakur, Ricky Bhui, Shubman Gill, K Khaleel Ahmed, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Nitish Rana, Ishan Kishan (wk), Anmolpreet Singh, Shivam Dube, Axar Patel, Krunal Pandya, Deepak Chahar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Vijay Shankar.
Temba Bavuma (c), Matthew Breetzke, Janneman Malan, Lutho Sipamla, Khaya Zondo, Theunis de Bruyn, Sinethemba Qeshile, Heinrich Klaasen (wk), Anrich Nortje, Bjorn Fortuin, George Linde, Wiaan Mulder, Reeza Hendricks, Beuran Hendricks, Junior Dala, Gihahn Cloete.
India A Playing 11-
Shubman Gill, Anmolpreet Singh/Nitish Rana, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Manish Pandey, Ishan Kishan, Krunal Pandya, Axar Patel/Shivam Dube, Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur, Yuzvendra Chahal, K Khaleel Ahmed
South Africa A Playing 11-
Anrich Nortje, Junior Dala, Reeza Hendricks, Marco Jansen, Janneman Malan, Temba Bavuma, Khaya Zondo, Heinrich Klaasen, George Linde/Wiaan Mulder, Beuran Hendricks, Bjorn Fortuin (Doubt: L Sipamla, T de Bruyn)
Fantasy picks from India A-
Ishan Kishan's pyrotechnics in the last game proved handy. The Jharkhand skipper has amassed 92 runs from 2 innings in this series with a 55 in the last game being his highest score.
Axar Patel the all-rounder has 3 wickets to his name along with 70 runs with the bat.
Yuzvendra Chahal got a 5-fer in the first game of the series. He will be the prime bowler once again in the side.
Shubman Gill showed a glimpse of his talent in the last match with a 46. He is definitely looking for a big score.
Fantasy picks from South Africa A-
Opener Reeza Hendricks is the only player in the series to get a ton. He got out cheaply in the last game but has 111 runs from 2 innings.
Heinrich Klaasen is a big match player. He has got 89 runs from 2 innings in this series so far.
Skipper Temba BAvuma, George Linde are other reliable bets in the batting line-up.
Beuran Hendricks, Junior Dala and B Fortuin have combinedly picked up 9 wickets between.
Disclaimer: Management can take late decisions depending on the match situation. The fantasy teams which we have provided here of IN-A vs SA-A Dream11 is best of our interest and depending on the credit scores of the players.