Result
7th Match, Bengaluru, Aug 25 2018, India A Team Quadrangular Series
322/5
(48.4/50 ov, target 323)
290
Australia A won by 32 runs
Player Of The Match
Australia A
1y
• The Report by Hemant Brar in Bengaluru

Travis Head's all-round brilliance all but knocks out South Africa A

The Australia A captain followed a century with two wickets to keep his side's hopes alive in the Quadrangular A series

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Commentator: Saurabh Somani
Scorecard summary
Australia A322/5(50 overs)
South Africa A290(48.4 overs)

4.55PM That's it from Deiva and me for this match. Do join us for the next game on Monday.

4.50PM Zondo: It was nice just to get to the end and see what happens. Thinking now that I probably shouldn't have taken the two and had a nice hit from the other side with the shorter boundary. In the position that we were in, to get to here, we just needed one other big partnership. It was a good wicket to bat on, and the field was quick as well. The ball flies here.

We've got a few first-timers here but they've done pretty well in the four-dayers and now. We're going to have to keep playing good cricket and improving.

Travis Head is the Man of the Match and the winning captain. Hit 110 and took 2 for 25. "It's nice to have a contribution to the win. fantastic result after the other day (loss against India A). We just continued to back our plans. You can't always have a great day, but it was nice to come back from that. It was nice to get a hundred, I've wasted a few opportunities in the past couple of months. Nice to come out and execute well today."

4.45PM Zondo played an outstanding knock, but the eventual margin of 32 runs is perhaps a tad flattering. They were out of the contest long ago. The capitulation in the middle overs to the spinners will need to be addressed, and fast. Given the senior side's troubles against Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal in February, and then against Sri Lanka away, there might be a deeper problem to address.

South Africa A now have no chance of reaching the final of this quadrangular series. They will take on India A in their final match, while Australia will take on India B - both matches taking place on Monday.

48.4
w
Paris to Zondo, 1 run, OUT
Zondo has been run out, trying to farm the strike. He moved away but Paris followed him from around the wicket, and Zondo could only turn it to square leg. He egged Hendricks on for a second, but it was never on.
K Zondo run out (Short/†Carey) 117 (139m 104b 4x4 7x6) SR: 112.50
48.3
1
Paris to Hendricks, 1 run
high full toss and Hendricks plays it with straight bat, down to long-on
48.2
1
Paris to Zondo, 1 run
didn't pick the length perhaps and was coming forward, so could only nudge it onto the offside for a single
48.1
1
Paris to Hendricks, 1 run
lovely looking drive from Hendricks who strokes it through the covers while down on one knee. Importantly, he brings Zondo back on strike
end of over 4815 runs • 1 wicket
SA-A: 286/9CRR: 5.95 • RRR: 18.50 • Need 37 from 12b
Khaya Zondo115 (102)
Beuran Hendricks0 (0)
Jack Wildermuth3-0-32-1
Joel Paris7-0-39-1
47.6
2
Wildermuth to Zondo, 2 runs
Zondo standing deep inside his crease, takes an almighty swing at a wide ball and toe-ends it into no-man's land straight. They run two, which means he won't be on strike
47.5
6
Wildermuth to Zondo, SIX runs
in the slot and effortlessly picked up for a six over square-leg. It's Zondo's sixth six of the innings. Too late perhaps, but it's been a fine innings
47.4
Wildermuth to Zondo, no run
goes down on one knee and tries to swing it to the legside but doesn't make good connection, and the ball stays in the circle

South Africa need 45 runs from 15 balls with just one wicket in hand. If they lose this, they will be out of the running for a spot in the final

47.3
w
Wildermuth to Magala, OUT
and Magala has holed out trying to go for one more big hit. Got it off the toe end and Khawaja at midwicket judged it well, taking the catch just inside the ropes
SSB Magala c Khawaja b Wildermuth 9 (16m 10b 0x4 1x6) SR: 90.00
47.2
1
Wildermuth to Zondo, 1 run
pulled towards square-leg where the fielder fumbles. The batsmen run through for a single after waiting initially
47.1
6
Wildermuth to Zondo, SIX runs
stands and lifts him over the long-off fence - just about - for maximum. South Africa's ask is still steep, but Zondo's going to go down fighting
end of over 473 runs
SA-A: 271/8CRR: 5.76 • RRR: 17.33 • Need 52 from 18b
Khaya Zondo100 (97)
Sisanda Magala9 (9)
Joel Paris7-0-39-1
Chris Tremain8-0-59-0
46.6
1
Paris to Zondo, 1 run
tapped to long-on for a single and Zondo has his third List A century. South Africa will wonder what might have been if someone in the top order had stuck around a bit longer to support the captain.
46.5
1
Paris to Magala, 1 run
Manages to get it away to cover for a single
46.4
Paris to Magala, no run
stepped away, but Paris follows him. Magala can only dig it back out to the bowler
46.3
Paris to Magala, no run
this time, he slap-digs an offstump yorker to cover. still no run, and Zondo waiting on 99 at the other end
46.2
Paris to Magala, no run
Magala is going for it. Another big swing, but gets the bottom edge for the ball to trickle to midwicket
46.1
1
Paris to Zondo, 1 run
yorker on middle stump and Zondo can only get one. He moves to 99
end of over 4615 runs
SA-A: 268/8CRR: 5.82 • RRR: 13.75 • Need 55 from 24b
Sisanda Magala8 (5)
Khaya Zondo98 (95)
Chris Tremain8-0-59-0
Joel Paris6-0-36-1
45.6
6
Tremain to Magala, SIX runs
Zondo is on 98, but Magala doesn't care if the ball is in his slot. A step forward and an almighty swing of the bat sends the ball over the long-off fence
45.5
1
Tremain to Zondo, 1 run
low full toss that Zondo whips to midwicket.
Match details
M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru
TossAustralia A , elected to bat first
SeriesIndia A Team Quadrangular Series 2018
Player Of The Match
Travis Head
Season2018
Hours of play (local time)9.00 start, First Session 9.00-12.30, Interval 12.30-13-15, Second Session 13.15-16.45
Match days25 August 2018 (50-over match)
Umpires
Yeshwant Barde
Virender Sharma
Krishnamachari Srinivasan
Rohan Pandit
TV Umpire
KN Ananthapadmanabhan
Match Referee
Prakash Bhatt
Vengalil Narayan Kutty
PointsAustralia A 4, South Africa A 0