SA A 187 | Live Cricket Score, South Africa A vs England XI, Tour Game at Pietermaritzburg, Day 3: Eng XI seal big victory

Goeie More! Hello and Welcome to CricketCountry’s live coverage Day 3 of the three-day tour game between South Africa A and England XI at the City Oval in Pietermaritzburg on Tuesday, as we bring you the live updates from today’s play. South Africa A are currently in deep trouble as they are 243 runs behind with eight wickets in hand. They will have to bat extremely well to save the game on the final day of the match. Rilee Rossouw and night watchman Marchant de Lange are the two unbeaten batsmen for South Africa A. England XI were bowled out for 136 in their first innings to which South Africa A replied with 414, therefore taking a lead of 278 runs. Full Updates: South Africa A vs England XI, Tour Game at Pietermaritzburg, Day 2

Live Cricket Score South Africa A 187 in 42.5 overs | Batting: Dane Vilas 30(41): Moeen Ali completes the decimation of the A South Africa side finishing with six wickets after dismissing the final two batsmen. England XI have won by an innings and 91 runs. They surrendered tamely in both innings. England will be very happy with how they have done. OUT! Keshav Maharaj 31(19) b Ali, OUT! Dane Paterson 12(5) c Hales b Ali

Live Cricket Score South Africa A 165/8 in 40 overs | Batting: Keshav Maharaj 22(14), Dane Vilas 29(34): South Africa A have lost wickets in a hurry after that promising partnership between de Kock and Rossouw was broken. After they were dismissed Zondo and Ramela were out in a hurry following which Morris also fell cheaply. Moeen Ali has taken his wicket tally to four now, meanwhile Finn was responsible for Ramela and Zondo’s wickets. OUT! Omphile Ramela 0(10) lbw Finn, OUT! Khaya Zondo 0(4) c Stokes b Finn, OUT! Chris Morris 5(16) lbw Ali

Live Cricket Score South Africa A 107/5 in 29 overs | Batting: Khaya Zondo 0(3), Omphile Ramela 0(9): All of a sudden, South Africa A have lost two wickets and credit to Moeen Ali for both. The set batsmen Quinton de Kock and Rossouw are out. Can’t expect South Africa A to put up much of a fight from here.

Live Cricket Score South Africa A 102/3 in 26 overs | Batting: Rilee Rossouw 27(45), Quinton de Kock 53(63): Quinton de Kock has gone past the fifty run milestone in quick time, Rilee Rossouw is playing a watchful innings on the other end. These two are keeping the Englishmen held up. The lead has now reduced to 172 runs. Another wicket here and England can again set sights on an innings victory.

Live Cricket Score South Africa A 92/3 in 23 overs | Batting: Rilee Rossouw 22(37), Quinton de Kock 48(53): Positive cricket from these two batsmen, particularly de Kock. He’s decided to play his natural game and suddenly South Africa A’s chances in the game not look so grim, there is a realistic chance to save it yet.

Live Cricket Score South Africa A 57/3 in 17 overs | Batting: Rilee Rossouw 17(29), Quinton de Kock 20(25): South Africa A have lost one more wicket already and are now just seven wickets away from what seems to be an inevitable defeat. They’re still trailing by 219 runs and for them to get past that they will need Rossouw and de Kock to play big knocks since they are the only two batsmen with adequate international experience.

Steven Finn picked up four wickets in the first innings and has made himself a firm favourite to make it to the first Test against South Africa, beginning on December 26. Joe Root and skipper Alastair Cook too made excellent centuries with Alex Hales scoring a half-century. Other than Finn, Ben Stokes too struck thrice to derail the opponents. Ben Stokes scored half-century as well batting lower down the order. England XI are on the cusp of a win and if they achieve a win, they will go into the series against South Africa with full of confidence. South Africa A will look to play out the rest of the day and secure a draw, but it looks unlikely.

On Day One, England XI won the toss and elect to bowl first. This will be a a good chance for the English team to prove their worth and getting selected in the England team that will play South Africa on Boxing Day.