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.
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.
high full toss and Hendricks plays it with straight bat, down to long-on
didn't pick the length perhaps and was coming forward, so could only nudge it onto the offside for a single
lovely looking drive from Hendricks who strokes it through the covers while down on one knee. Importantly, he brings Zondo back on strike
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
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
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
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
pulled towards square-leg where the fielder fumbles. The batsmen run through for a single after waiting initially
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
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.
Manages to get it away to cover for a single
stepped away, but Paris follows him. Magala can only dig it back out to the bowler
this time, he slap-digs an offstump yorker to cover. still no run, and Zondo waiting on 99 at the other end
Magala is going for it. Another big swing, but gets the bottom edge for the ball to trickle to midwicket
yorker on middle stump and Zondo can only get one. He moves to 99
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
low full toss that Zondo whips to midwicket.
jabbed down to third man off the outside edge for a single
back of length on offstump and Magala defends with the full face of the bat
|M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru|
|Toss||Australia A, elected to bat first|
|Player Of The Match|
|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 days||25 August 2018 - day (50-over match)|
|Points||Australia A 4, South Africa A 0|