Hello everyone and a very warm welcome to CricketCountry s coverage of the 5th match of the Triangular series, involving India A, Australia A and South Africa A. Today already qualified for the final Australia A will take on South Africa A, who just recovered from food poisoning. Australia A won the toss and chose to bat against South Africa A at Chepauk stadium, Chennai. It is a crucial match for the latter, who are still winless after two games. It is unlikely for the Aussies, who are in form winning all their games, to lose this fixture especially when they beat the Proteas by a margin of nine wickets in the opening game of the tri-series.

With a 108-run victory over South Africa A in the 5th match of the tri-series, the Aussies finished their group games without a loss. On the other hand, their opponents will face India A in a must-win game for them.

Live Cricket Score South Africa A 164 | Overs 37.1 | Target 273: Cameron Boyce finishes the job for Australia, Zondo goes for a reverse sweep for a fuller from Boyce and gets bowled around the legs. OUT! Khaya Zondo b Cameron Boyce 47(50)

Live Cricket Score South Africa A 164/9 | Overs 37 | Target 273: Beuran Hendricks wicket means, Australia A are just a wicket away from winning the 5th match of the tri-series. Ashton Aar goes wide outside off and Hendricks goes sweep but manages an edge that lands in the hands of the backward square leg fielder. OUT! Beuran Hendricks c Nathan Coulter-Nile b Ashton Agar 0(11)

Live Cricket Score South Africa A 148/8 | Overs 33 | Target 273: Ashton Agar bags his second for the day, Viljoen comes forward to try to sweep but gets a thin edge, which carries comfortably to slip and Handscomb does not amke any mistake. OUT! Hardus Viljoen c Handscomb b Ashton Agar 0(4)

Live Cricket Score South Africa A 147/7 | Overs 32 | Target 273: Cameron Boyce strikes again in the same over, this time he removed Keshav Maharaj. A fuller length deliver at off-stump gets an outside edge from Maharaj, giving an easy catch at slip. OUT! Keshav Maharaj c Handscomb b Cameron Boyce 1(2)

Live Cricket Score South Africa A 145/6 | Overs 31.3 | Target 273: Dane Vilas doesn’t survive even for an over. A fuller length delivery from Cameron Boyce, removes the wicket-keeper who went down early to paddle-sweep it. OUT! Dane Vilas b Cameron Boyce 1(5)

Live Cricket Score South Africa A 144/5 | Overs 31 | Target 273: Ashton Agar, who is the leading wicket-taker of the tri-series so far, finally strikes to remove the big wicket South African skipper Dean Elgar. A full outside off from Agar, Elgar sits on one knee and sweeps directly into the hands of Fekete at deep mid-wicket. OUT! Dean Elgar c Andrew Fekete b Ashton Agar 64(85)

Live Cricket Score South Africa A 89/4 | Overs 21 | Target 273: Excellent catch by Cameron Boyce at the third man boundary in the 20th over. Sean Abbott goes short and wide, Ramela hits a well upper cut but unfortunately Boyce who was going beyond the rope flicked the ball in the air, crossed over the rope, crossed back in, and caught it again. OUT! Omphile Ramela c Cameron Boyce b Sean Abbott 15(20)

Live Cricket Score South Africa A 51/3 | Overs 14.4 | Target 273: South Africans go three-down in the 12th over, Reeza Hendricks gets run out. Sean Abbott goes off stump, Hendricks pushes it towards the man at mid-on and took-off immediately. Travis Head hit the stumps for the second time in four balls and this time he gets his man. OUT! Reeza Hendricks run out Travis Head 10(30)

Live Cricket Score South Africa A 18/2 | Overs 4 | Target 273: Two wickets in two consecutive deliveries for nathan Coulter-Nile. While Delport departs for a 14-ball 12, de Bruyn goes for a duck in the very next delivery. OUT! Cameron Delport c Gurinder Sandhu (sub) b Nathan Coulter-Nile ; OUT! Theunis de Bruyn 0(1) b Nathan Coulter-Nile

Live Cricket Score Australia A 272| Overs 47.2: South Africa A bowled out the opponents under 300, with Hendricks taking the last wicket on the second ball of the 48th over. The likes of Elgar, Hendricks and de Bruyn have to deliver for the Proteas in order to chase down teh target in 50 overs.

Live Cricket Score Australia A 264/8| Overs 46: Two wickets in four balls, Australia is eight down. Slower balls did the trick in both the occasion, Sean Abbott and Coulter-Nile are back to the pavilion. OUT! Nathan Coulter Nile c Theunis de Bruyn b Hardus Viljoen 1(2)

OUT! Sean Abbott c Dane Vilas b Lonwabo Tsotsobe 23(24)

Live Cricket Score Australia A 255/6| Overs 44: 18 runs off the 44th over. Two consecutive boundaries from Sean Abbott, has tuned well along with Peter Handscomb as the latter is nearing a fighting 50.

Live Cricket Score Australia A 219/6| Overs 39: Dean Elgar bags a second, this time it is Ashton Agar who has to depart. While Elgar bowled around his legs, Agar moves ahead early to sweep it but misses and had no time to fix it. The stumps are gone and Australians are giving away their advantage during the end of their innings. OUT! Ashton Agar b Dean Elgar 6(17)

Live Cricket Score Australia A 202/5| Overs 33.2: Dean Elgar strikes for the South Africans to remove the set batsman Wade. The bowler went flat across the batsman, and while trying to press it towards the third man, he got an edge which went into the gloves of Dane Vilas. OUT! Mathew Wade c Dane Vilas b Dean Elgar 130(106)

Live Cricket Score Australia A 202/4| Overs 33.2: A six on the first ball of the 34th over and it is 200 Up for the Australians with Mathew Wade still at crease. His 104-ball 124 includes seven massive sixes and nine boundaries.

Live Cricket Score Australia A 169/4| Overs 30: A captain’s century for Mathew Wade. Tsotsobe tries another short delivery, which is played elegantly by Wade. He punches, beating the point and sweeper cover and picked up two runs to complete 100 runs on the foruth ball of the 29th over.

Live Cricket Score Australia A 134/4| Overs 23: Cameron Delport targets off-stump, while Ferguson tries to play it leg-side but gets an inside edge that crashes his middle-stump. OUT! Callum Ferguson b Cameron Delport 4(14)

Live Cricket Score Australia A 110/3| Overs 18.2: Beuran Hendricks strikes for the Africans, Chris Lynn goes for 32-ball 29 that included one six and three fours. A short ball on the mid stump from Hendricks which is edged and flew to Viljoen at mid-on. OUT! Chris Lynn c Hardus Viljoen b Beuran Hendricks 29 (32)

Live Cricket Score Australia A 102-2| Overs 16.2: A six by Lynn in the second ball of the 17th over and it is 100 Up for the Australians, being well led by their skipper Mathew Wade. A brilliant half-century for him. South Africans definitely are regretting the no-ball that saved Wade in the seventh over.

Live Cricket Score Australia A 53-2| Overs 9: Tsotsobe finally strikes, removes Joe Burns on the third ball of the eighth ball. Chriss Lynn is the next man in. Another good delivery outside off, while Burns trieds to drive it up but manages only to air it towards the cover point where Zondo takes a brilliant low catch. OUT! Joe Burns c Khaya Zondo b Lonwabo Tsotsobe 11(19)

Live Cricket Score Australia A 52-1| Overs 7: Hendricks gets Mathew Wade’s wicket, but wait, is it a no ball? It is! Wade survies, who smashes next two deliveries for a six and a four. Also, it is 50 Up for the Aussies.

Live Cricket Score Australia A 2-1| Overs 3: Hardus Viljoen struk in the third ball of the first over, removing opener Travis Head for a duck. A good length a little outside off from Viljoes and Head while going for a cut gets an edge and lands in the hands of wicket-keeper Dane Vilas. OUT! Travis Head c Dane Vilas b Hardus Viljoen 0

TOSS UPDATE: Australia A won the toss and chose to bat first.


Australia A: Mathew Wade (c), Joe Burns, Travis Head, Peter Handscomb, Callum Ferguson, Matthew Wade (wk), Chris Lynn, Sean Abbott, Andrew Fekete, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Cameron Boyce.

South Africa A: Reeza Hendricks, Dean Elgar (c), Theunis de Bruyn, Omphile Ramela, Khaya Zondo, Dane Vilas (wk), Hardus Viljoen, Beuran Hendricks, Lonwabo Tsotsobe, Keshav Maharaj, Omphile Ramela.