A spectacular knock from David Miller wasn’t enough for South Africa A team to outclass the Indian A team at the Quadrangular series held here at Tony Ireland Stadium, whereas an unbeaten century from the Indian A team skipper Manish Pandey saw his side through the game.
India A boys steered a 3 wicket victory over the South Africans, which is the first win for India in the series. After the 2nd match played between Australia A Vs India A, in which, India lost by 8 wickets, India went on to put a complete performance today to beat the South African team.
India ably chased down the score of 231 set by the South African team with 3 wickets to spare. Pandey who remain unbeaten with a century was well supported by Kedar Jadhav (26) and Dhawal Kulkarni (23no) and they all together made two important match winning paternships.
Dhawal Kulkarni also shined with the ball, after claiming 4-37 from his ten overs and removing the key man, David Miller who was well in form and was heading towards his fourth A class century. Miller hadn’t reached the half century knock in his last 30 attempts dating back to march this year before putting on a classy 90 from just 104 balls.
India A chase was also not that smooth and this could be seen from the fact that it needed almost 20 runs in the last 4 overs with 3 wickets in hand. Pandey was lucky to be dropped at long on by Reeza Hendricks which effectively handed over the victory to the Indian side.
India A have now open their account in the Quadrangular series which is currently led by NPS followed by Australia A at first and second position respectively. South Africa A now sits at the bottom of the table and will be hoping to secure their first win against Australia A on Saturday, while India A will take on the inform National Performance Squad on Sunday.