India A vs South Africa A: Manish Pandey, Shivam Dube shine as hosts win third unofficial ODI, take unassailable 3-0 lead

Dube smashed an unbeaten 45 off 28 balls while Pandey plundered 81 off 59 balls as India A overcame a poor start to win the rain affected match rather comfortably in the end. Chasing 208 in 30 overs, India A reached the target in 27.5 overs.

Press Trust of India, Sep 02, 2019 18:54:26 IST

Thiruvananthapuram: Captain Manish Pandey and Shivam Dube produced power-packed knocks to pave the way for India A's four-wicket win over South Africa A in the third unofficial ODI here on Monday, giving the hosts an unassailable 3-0 lead in the five-match series.

Dube smashed an unbeaten 45 off 28 balls while Pandey plundered 81 off 59 balls as India A overcame a poor start to win the rain affected match rather comfortably in the end. Chasing 208 in 30 overs, India A reached the target in 27.5 overs.

India A vs South Africa A: Manish Pandey, Shivam Dube shine as hosts win third unofficial ODI, take unassailable 3-0 lead

File image of Manish Pandey. Reuters

India A were in a spot of bother at 25 for 3 in the 7th over, having lost Ruturaj Gaikwad (1), Ricky Bhui (0) and Krunal Pandya (13) before Ishan Kishan (40 off 41 balls) and Pandey steadied the ship.

The aggressive Jharkhand southpaw Kishan, who starred in the second match, again underlined his talent with a fluent knock.

He was not afraid to go for the big shots and helped the team keep up with the climbing run-rate with some splendid shots.

Pandey, who started rather slowly, opened up after Kishan fell to left-arm spinner George Linde. The Karnataka right-hander smashed five sixes and powered the team's chase.

Dube, who walked in at the fall of Nitish Rana (13), added 41 runs with Pandey.

The skipper fell to a catch by Lutho Sipamla off left-arm spinner Bjorn Fortuin.

India A needed 32 runs from as many deliveries at this stage but Dube's pyrotechnics helped the team romp home with 13 balls remaining.

Linde and the pacy Anrich Nortje took two wickets each for South Africa A.

Earlier, keeper Heinrich Klaasen hit a 21-ball 44 to set up South Africa A's total.

There were also useful contributions from Janneman Malan (37), Matthew Breetzke (36) and captain Temba Bavuma (27).

Deepak Chahar and Krunal Pandya took two wickets each.

The visiting team looked set for a much bigger total before the India A bowlers pulled things back in the the last few overs. Deepak Chahar bowled a superb final over, giving away just three runs.

Pandey was named man of the match.

Brief scores: South Africa A 207 for 8 in 30 overs (H Klaasen 44, J Malan 37, M Breetzke 36, Krunal Pandya 2/23, D Chahar 2/42) lost to India A 208 for 6 in 27.5 overs (M Pandey 81, Shivam Dube 45 not out, Ishan Kishan 40, A Nortje 2/41, G Linde 2/41). under wife Hasin Jahan had accused him of domestic violence. Shami and his brother were booked for domestic violence under IPC Section 498A.

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Updated Date: Sep 02, 2019 18:54:26 IST






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