India 'A' lose to South Africa 'A' despite Shikhar Dhawan scoring 52

Updated: Sep 06, 2019, 09:00 IST | PTI |

South Africa 'A' pacemen Anrich Nortje and Marco Jansen shared three wickets each, triggering a middle-order collapse to help the team win the game by four runs via Duckworth-Lewis method

Shikhar Dhawan during the match
Shikhar Dhawan during the match

Opener Shikhar Dhawan was back amongst the runs with a brisk 52 off 43 balls but it wasn't enough to get India 'A' over the line against South Africa 'A' in a rain-hit unofficial fourth ODI, ending the visitors' losing streak here yesterday.

South Africa 'A' pacemen Anrich Nortje and Marco Jansen shared three wickets each, triggering a middle-order collapse to help the team win the game by four runs via Duckworth-Lewis method.

The game, which was extended to a reserve day, resumed yesterday afternoon after another delay to due to rain and wet outfield with India requiring 137 more runs in 17.2 overs to secure a fourth successive win, having already sealed the series.

One big positive from the game was Dhawan being back among the runs ahead of the T20 series against South Africa beginning on September 15. The southpaw endured a dry run in the West Indies with scores of 36, 2, 3, 23, 1 in the limited overs leg of the tour.

India 'A' lead the five-match ODI series 3-1. The final unofficial ODI will be played here today.

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