Australia A 4 for 161 (White 68, Phangiso 2-27) beat South Africa A 160 (Kuhn 30, Cutting 4-27, Richardson 3-13) by six wickets
Scorecard and ball-by-ball details
Ben Cutting and Kane Richardson stifled South Africa A and shared seven wickets to skittle the visiting team out for 160 in their quadrangular A-team one-day series match, before the Australia A batsmen, led by a solid half-century by Cameron White, comfortably overhauled the target.
South Africa A made a solid start to their innings, adding 46 without loss in the first 10 overs after being put in to bat. They passed the 50-mark with consecutive boundaries in Cutting's first over but the bowler hit back immediately with the wickets of opener Heino Kuhn and Rilee Rossouw off the next two deliveries. What followed was a period of intense scrutiny from Cutting, and Richardson from the other end, as South Africa A's innings stalled. Only 11 runs came in the nine overs after the 11th and, in between, Richardson's dual strike in the 17th over put even more pressure on South Africa A.
South Africa A briefly recovered as Cutting and Richardson took a breather after their first spells, but with only five wickets remaining, lacked the resources to push at a faster rate. The two bowlers returned for their second spells from the 37th over onwards, putting the brakes on the scoring again. The last-wicket stand added 32 runs to lift South Africa A to 160, but it was not enough.
Australia A made a slow start to the chase and were briefly troubled when they lost Peter Nevill and Cutting in the space of five balls, but White remained solid at one end. Australia A reached the target in the 46th over. They are placed two points behind India A on the table.