Hello everyone and a very warm welcome to CricketCountry’s coverage of the 6th match of the Triangular series, involving India A, Australia A and South Africa A. India A take on South Africa A in what could be the deciding match of the series. The winner of the match based on net run-rate, is likely to qualify for the final against Australia A, who have already qualified. South Africa A won the toss and chose to bowl against India A at Chennai. On Wednesday, Australia A defeated South Africa A by 108 runs in the 5th match of the tri-series, as the Australians finished their group games without a loss.

Live Cricket Score South Africa A 337/6 | Overs 50 | Batting: Dane Vilas 7(13), Wayne Parnell 2(2): Zondo is unable to pick the line of Dhawan. Four runs given by Dhawan in the 47th over. Seems like Zondo wants to get close to the score; he hits a reverse sweep four on Sharma and follows it up with three more fours. Simply amazing! Zondo hits a six on the second ball of the 49th over (48.2 over). It’s very late for SA. Zondo then hits a four and a six in the 49th over, Unmukt Chand is frustrated. Zondo hits the first ball of the last over for a six. This time the victim is Patel. Patel takes his revenge in the next ball and bowls out Zondo. Three singles are taken in the last three balls. India win the match by 35 runs. OUT! Zondo b Patel 86 (60)

Live Cricket Score South Africa A 286/5 | Overs 46 | Batting: Dane Vilas 2(2), Khaya Zondoy 42(44): Gurkeerat Singh bowls five wides in the 43rd over. Mandeep again bowls a 90 kph beauty to Zondo in the 44th over. Hendricks tried his best but gets out by playing a lofted shot in the l0ng on area. It appears as if its all over for the Proteas. Just two runs given by Dhawan in the 45th over. OUT! Hendricks c Nair b Mandeep Singh 76 (109)

Live Cricket Score South Africa A 260/4 | Overs 42 | Batting: Reeza Hendricks 70(104), Khaya Zondoy 34(34): Zondo hits a four on Kalaria. Some more singles and twos picked in the 39th over. Mandeep bowls a ball at 91 kph to Zondo in the fourth ball of the 40th over. Gurkreet Singh is handed the ball. Hendricks hits a six on Gurkreet Singh. Looks like South Africans will fight till the end. Just three runs given by Mandeep in the 42nd over. South Africa now require 112 runs from 48 balls.

Live Cricket Score South Africa A 228/4 | Overs 38 | Batting: Reeza Hendricks 54(90), Khaya Zondoy 19(23): Hendricks hits a four on Sharma’s bowling in the last ball of 36th over. Zondo joins the party and hits a six on Mandeep’s bowling. South Africa need 144 runs more to win with six wickets in hand in 12 overs.

Live Cricket Score South Africa A 208/4 | Overs 34 | Batting: Reeza Hendricks 45(78), Khaya Zondoy 9(10): South Africa A have been steadied by Khaya Zondo and Reeza Hendricks, but the task for them is humongous. South Africa need runs more to win with six wickets in hand.

Live Cricket Score South Africa A 184/4 | Overs 30 | Batting: Reeza Hendricks 30(64), Khaya Zondoy 0(0): South Africa A have lost their fourth wicket as they officially are ruled out of the final against Australia A. Gurkeerat Singh runs out the new batsman as he walks back for a duck. Dot ball Oh! There could have been another wicket as Reeza Hendricks tries to defend the ball but the ball edges the pad and Chand catches. Not out. OUT! Cody Chetty run out Gurkeerat Singh 0(3)

Live Cricket Score South Africa A 183/3 | Overs 29 | Batting: Reeza Hendricks 29(59), Cody Chetty 0(2): South Africa A lost another crucial wicket. Theunis de Bruyn is caught by Unmukt Chand and Akshar Patel picks up his second wicket. Cody Chetty is the new batsman. OUT! Theunis de Bruyn c Unmukt Chand b Akshar Patel 1(9)

Live Cricket Score South Africa A 181/2 | Overs 27 | Batting: Reeza Hendricks 28(55), T de Bruyn 0(3): South Africa A lost a big wicket as Akshar Patel removed Quinton de Kock. De Kock who tried to loft a delivery, was caught by Sanju Samson as the ball edged and fell into the wicketkeepers hands safely. OUT! Quinton de Kock c Sanju Samson b Akshar Patel 113(86)

Live Cricket Score South Africa A 168/1 | Overs 25 | Batting: Quinton de Kock 103(79), Reeza Hendricks 26(53): Quinton de Kock has brought about his century. he takes two runs. It is highly unlikely that South Africa A will play the final, as they need around 200 runs from the next 4 overs. Single to end the over.

Live Cricket Score South Africa A 137/1 | Overs 18 | Batting: Quinton de Kock 69(60), Reeza Hendricks 11(30): Reeza Hendricks has completed his 3,000 List A runs. Karn Sharma bowling the 18th over. The first ball is a dot. The next ball De Kock smashed back-to-back fours towards midwicket and then point. HUGE SIX over cow corner! De Kock is going after Karn Sharma. Dot ball. That may be a run out! Third umpire to check. No, Reeza Hendricks is safe.

Live Cricket Score South Africa A 99/1 | Overs 12 | Batting: Quinton de Kock 60(39), Reeza Hendricks 2(14): South Africa have taken on the attack into the rival’s court. Quinton de Kock has brought about his half-century and still in the attacking mode.

Live Cricket Score South Africa A 53/1 | Overs 6 | Batting: Quinton de Kock 16(15), Reeza Hendricks 0(3):Rush Kalaria bowls Cameron Delport’s leg stump as South Africa lose their first wicket. South Africa need 319 runs to win and qualify inside 29 overs. OUT! Cameron Delport b Rush Kalaria 34(18)

Live Cricket Score South Africa A 12/0 | Overs 2 | Batting: Quinton de Kock 3(5), Cameron Delport 9(7): Quinton de Kock and Cameron Delport have opened the batting for South Africa A. South Africa need to chase down 372 within 29 overs. Both the batsmen are trying to go for the big shots, but India A have placed the fielders well and bowlers have been bowling tight till now. Dot ball to end the over.

Live Cricket Score India A 371/3 | Overs 50 | Batting: Manish Pandey 108(85), Mandeep Singh 1(1): Manish Pandey have plenty of boundaries in the final few overs. The run rate since the last wicket fell is 13.50. 45 runs have come from 3.2 overs. Manish Pandey smashes a four of the first ball of the final over. He moves to 97. Pandey takes two runs from the second ball, as he moves to 99. Karun Nair is giving the necessary support in the middle. The partnership between the two is now 51. Anti-climax as Nair has been ran out. The bowler collects the ball from his own bowling and runs out Nair at the other end. Pandey still on strike. Mandeep Singh is the new batsman. Three balls left for the over. No-ball signalled by the umpire and century from Pandey. 101 from 83 balls. Well played! His second List A hundred. Free Hit. And single taken. Mandeep Singh on strike. Mandeep takes a single to get off the mark. Last ball off the innings. What will it be? SIX to end the innings! OUT! Karun Nair run out Mthokozisi Shezi 10(5)

Live Cricket Score India A 315/2 | Overs 46 | Batting: Manish Pandey 60(64), Karun Nair 4(2): India cross 300-mark. Agarwal is inching closer to 200. With four overs left in the match, it will be interesting to see whether Pandey and Agarwal decide to go after the South African bowlers. OUT! Agarwal has been caught by Keshav Maharaj after a wonderful innings of 176. Karun Nair is the new man. A boundary to get off the mark. OUT! Mayank Agarwal c Keshav Maharaj b Lonwabo Tsotsobe 176(133)

Live Cricket Score India A 254/1 | Overs 40 | Batting: Mayank Agarwal 134(111), Manish Pandey 51(52): After surviving a scare, Manish Pandey brings about his half-century. It is his 17th List A half-century. 10 overs still left for India A’s innings. Powerplay has been taken.

Live Cricket Score India A 237/1 | Overs 38 | Batting: Mayank Agarwal 125(104), Manish Pandey 43(47): Mayank Agarwal has taken his form to another level as he brings across his fifth List A century. He has been punishing the South Africa A bowlers for bowling anything wide on off or leg side. Manish Pandey has also joined the force. The partnership between the two has crossed 100 now. Agarwal is scoring in boundaries. After the four off the last ball of the previous over, Agarwal lofts Keshav Maharaj for another four straight down the ground. He lofts another and takes a single. Pandey on strike. Pandey takes a single. Agarwal is back on strike. Single to end the over.

Live Cricket Score India A 166/1 | Overs 29 | Batting: Mayank Agarwal 73(75), Manish Pandey 25(22): Mayank Agarwal has now scored his half-century. He is leading India’s attack against South Africa. He has slammed nine fours and one six till now. Manish Pandey is has a better strike-rate than Agarwal.

Live Cricket Score India A 107/1 | Overs 22 | Batting: Mayank Agarwal 38(54), Manish Pandey 1(1): India A have lost their first wicket as spinner Keshav Maharaj traps skipper leg before wicket. Manish Pandey is the new batsman. Chand was wide open for the umpire to judge whether it was out. Chand will be disappointed. Manish Pandey takes a single and he is off the mark. Dot ball to end the over. OUT! Unmukt Chand lbw Keshav Maharaj 64(77)

Live Cricket Score India A 91/0| Overs 19 | Batting: Mayank Agarwal 28(45), Unmukt Chand 59(69): India A have steered their innings, as Unmukt Chand brings about his half-century. He has hit three fours and sixes each.

Live Cricket Score India A 36/0| Overs 9 | Batting: Mayank Agarwal 16(25), Unmukt Chand 16(29): Mayank Agarwal looks in form. He has slammed three sixes till now. Unmukt Chand is providing the necessary support from the other end. Lonwabo Tsotsobe continues. South Africa A have used only two bowlers till now. Tsotsobe and Wayne Parnell. Chand takes a couple of runs. He takes a single, and rotates the strike to Agarwal. Four fielders on the left side and only three on the off. Dot ball. Good tight fielding by South Africa A till now. Short ball and no run. Only three runs from the over.

Live Cricket Score India A 10/0| Overs 2 | Batting: Mayank Agarwal 5(8), Unmukt Chand 1(4): The South African bowlers have started well. Apart from one four from Mayank Agarwal, the Indians have not been able to breakfree. South Africa A need to chase whatever target India sets within 29 overs to qualify for the final. No Dean Elgar for South Africa as Quinton de Kock returns.

TOSS UPDATE: South Africa A won the toss and chose to bowl first. South Africa A need to chase the target within 29 overs.

Teams:

India A: Unmukt Chand, Mayank Agarwal, Manish Pandey, Karun Nair, Mandeep Singh, Sanju Samson (wk), Gurkeerat Singh, Akshar Patel, Karn Sharma, Rishi Dhawan, Rush Kalaria.

South Africa A: Cameron Delport, Quinton de Kock, Reeza Hendricks, Theunis de Bruyn, Cody Chetty, Khaya Zondo, Dane Vilas (c & wk), Keshav Maharaj, Mthokozisi Shezi, Lonwabo Tsotsobe, Wayne Parnell.

Live Cricket Score South Africa A 99/1 | Overs 12 | Batting: Quinton de Kock 60(39), Reeza Hendricks 2(14): South Africa have taken on the attack into the rival’s court. Quinton de Kock has brought about his half-century and still in the attacking mode.