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Openers help India A script 8-wicket win against South Africa A

 India A registered a comprehensive eight-wicket win against South Africa A at the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium here in a 50-over tri-series match on Sunday.

Openers help India A script 8-wicket win against South Africa A

Chennai: India A registered a comprehensive eight-wicket win against South Africa A at the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium here in a 50-over tri-series match on Sunday.

Chasing a target of 245 runs, the home team's openers Mayank Agarwal (130) and skipper Unmukt Chand (90) posted a 219-run first wicket partnership to fashion the victory.

They were in complete control of the proceedings from the very beginning and scored at a fast clip to bring about India A's victory with 74 balls remaining.

Earlier, India A bowlers did a commendable job of bowling out South Africa A for 244 runs.

South Africa A won the toss and decided to bat. Their senior team's regular wicketkeeper-batsman Quinton de Kock (108) scored a fine century but his fine effort was undone by lack of support from his teammates.

India A's right-arm medium fast bowler Rishi Dhawan impressed with a four-wicket haul (4/49 in his 10 overs).

Chand was happy with the performance of his boys.

"The bowlers bowled in the right areas and it was a great start. We restricted them to 244, which was a decent total. Both of us started shakily and I am happy we could play till the end make it an one-sided encounter.

They bowled really well in the right areas and we just told each other that it was matter of few overs," he said after the match.

From Zee News

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