India A vs South Africa A 5th Unofficial ODI: Sanju Samson, Shardul Thakur star in India A’s big win

Over 20: And that’s that, Junior dala with a big heave, but finds the fielder at widish mid-wicket. SA A all out fir 168, chasing 205 to win, India A win by 36 runs. They win the series 4-1. Sanju Samson the star of the the day with a blistering 91, while Shardul Thakur claimed 3/9 in his three overs.

Over 17.6: OUT! Shivam Dube finally has a wicket as George Linde is caught by Shubman Gill on 1. Score 162/6

Over 16.3: OUT! That’s a big blow to South Africa A. Reeza Hendricks has been dismissed on 59 off 43. Rahul Chahar is pumped up after having him caught. He struck 10 fours during his stay. Score 148/5

Over 14.5: OUT! Tushar Deshpande strikes after being hammered for two fours and a six. Heinrich Klaasen caught by Shreyas Iyer on 14. Score 1143/4

Over 14.1: With a four, Reeza Hendricks reaches his half-century. Score 132/3

Over 13: Reeza Hendricks on the prowl! He has clattered three fours in an over of Washington Sundar  to move to 47 off 30. Score 119/3

Over 10.6: OUT! Washington with a much-needed breakthrough as Kyle Verreynne goes for a big hit but finds Shardul Thakur near the boundary to be caught for 44. Score 95/3

Over 10: So after 10 overs, South Africa A are 79/2, need 126 runs off 60 deliveries.

Over 7.4: With a huge six, Kyle Verreynne brings up South Africa A’s fifty.

Over 3.5: OUT! Ishan Porel strikes! Temba Bavuma given out caught behind on 6. Score 26/2, chasing 205

Over 2.6: OUT! Excellent catch from captain Shreyas Iyer as Janneman Malan holes out on 16 off 15. Shardul Thakur gives India A their first breakthrough. Score 19/1, chasing 205

Over 1: Good start from Shardul Thakur – just two runs from it. Score 2/0

South Africa A openers Reeza Hendricks and Janneman Malan are all set for the chase. Shardul Thakur to open the attack.

Over 20: India A finish on 204/4

Over 15.5: OUT! Sanju Samson misses out on a maiden List A century by nine runs. A good catch from Janneman Malan off George Linde to dismiss Samson on 48-ball 91. This is his highest score in List A cricket. He struck six fours and seven sixes. Score 160/3

Over 13.3: OUT! George Linde strikes for South Africa A to break the century partnership between Dhawan and Samson. Dhawan holes out to Verreynne on 51. Score 137/2

Over 12.4: FIFTY for Shikhar Dhawan – 53rd of his List A career.

Over 12: Another big over for India and this time it’s Dhawan who hits two fours off Hendricks. 15 runs from the over. Score 119/2

Over 10: So at the halfway stage, India A are 94/1 with Samson unbeaten on 59 alongside Dhawan (26*)

Over 8.3: FIFTY for Sanju Samson – takes just 27 deliveries to reach the milestone.

Over 7: So fifty up for India A as Sanju Samson hits a four and six off Marco Jansen.

Over 6: Sanju Samson is in some form. He has walked in at No.3 and straightaway started playing his shots. He’s batting on 24 off 16 and is well supported by senior Shikhar Dhawan who is on 12 off 14. Score 39/1

Over 0.6: WICKET!  South Africa A have a breakthrough in the first over itself. Prashant Chopra with poor shot selection handa an easy catch to mid-on Heinrich Klassen. INDIA A 2/1

Match has been reduced to 20 overs-per-side due to rain-delay

Playing XIs

India A: Shubman Gill, Shikhar Dhawan, Prashant Chopra, Shreyas Iyer (captain), Sanju Samson (wk), Shivam Dube, Washington Sundar, Rahul Chahar, Tushar Deshpande, Shardul Thakur, Ishan Porel

South Africa A: Reeza Hendricks, Janneman Malan, Temba Bavuma (captain), Sinethemba Qeshile, Kyle Verreynne, Heinrich Klaasen (wk), Marco Jansen, Beuran Hendricks, Junior Dala, George Linde, Lutho Sipamla

TOSS: India A captain Shreyas Iyer wins the toss and opts to bat first.

Toss update: So the toss will be at 1:32 pm IST

Match update: There will be an inspection at 11:30 am (IST). Fingers crossed

Weather update: It’s raining in Trivandrum. Hence, the toss has been delayed. Stick with us for the latest updates.

India A squandered a chance to register their fourth successive win as they lost the fourth unofficial ODI against South Africa A by four runs via D/L method at the Greenfield Stadium in Trivandrum on Thursday.

India had scored 56/1 from 7.1 overs in the chase of 193 before the rain on Wednesday had forced the match into the second day. The Shreyas Iyer-led unit was cruising towards a win at the end of 20th overs, having reached 161 for the loss of three wickets.

However, the team lost the plot, losing four wickets for three and were reduced to 164/7 as Shivam Dube, Iyer, Sanju Samson and Nitish Rana perishes in space of two overs. Anrich Nortjie and Lutho Sipamla ran through the Indian A middle-order to help South Africa A register their first win of the series.

Below are the details of how you can watch and follow the contest live

What: India A vs South Africa A, 5th Unofficial ODI

When: September 6 (Friday)

Where: Greenfield International Stadium, Thiruvananthapuram

Time: 9 am IST

On TV: Star Sports Network

Live streaming: Hotstar


India A: Shubman Gill, Shikhar Dhawan, Prashant Chopra, Shreyas Iyer(c), Nitish Rana, Sanju Samson(w), Shivam Dube, Washington Sundar, Rahul Chahar, Tushar Deshpande, Ishan Porel, Ricky Bhui, Anmolpreet Singh, Axar Patel, Shardul Thakur

South Africa A: Matthew Breetzke, Reeza Hendricks, Temba Bavuma(c), Heinrich Klaasen, Sinethemba Qeshile(w), Kyle Verreynne, Marco Jansen, Beuran Hendricks, Bjorn Fortuin, Lutho Sipamla, Anrich Nortje, Khaya Zondo, George Linde, Janneman Malan, Junior Dala