South African A cricket team in India in - Wikipedia en. India A won the unofficial One-Day series 4—1. India A won the unofficial Test series 1—0.
Playing spoilsport, rain reduced the decisive match of the series and first ever International match at Greenfield Stadium to an eight overs per side affair. However, the Indian pacers and spinners bowled exceptionally well and guided the team to an excellent win.
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We saw they were gripping the ball, but our slower balls were not gripping. An exciting game. We expected them to give us a good fight, we were quite nervous as to whether we could get enough on the board.
You need games to step up and finish off games, the guys showed character. A tough match. A tricky surface. Runs on the board was handy. India outplayed us, although it came down to the last deliveries. We showed good fight throughout, played smart cricket, but you need to be at your best to win here.
I knew I had to keep calm. Important to have a calm mind, one or two will go here and there. Whole team backed me, I calculate accordingly what the batsmen will do.
The balance can shift with deliveries. There was electricity there while fielding.
We thought we could do it, we aimed for 65, anything more was a bonus. Pandya does it for the hosts. India beat New Zealand by six runs to win the T20 series New Zealand need 11 off 3. Good over in context of the game.
New Zealand need 19 off 6.
And straightaway, Bumrah strikes. New Zealand need 29 off Bumrah to bowl the penultimate over. New Zealand need 32 off Chahal now. Much-needed boundary for the Kiwis. Poor delivery from Bhuvi, towards leg, Phillips lofts it well in the gap between deep mid-wicket and long on.
New Zealand need 42 off New Zealand need 52 off New Zealand need 57 off Yuzvendra Chahal comes into the attack. His technique, shot selection is perfectly suited for such conditions. Bumrah joins the party, gets the danger-man Colin Munro. Smiles all around. Short of a length from Bhuvi, Munro dances down the track and hammers it over mid-wicket for a maximum.
Guptill to face the first ball.
India would look to maintain their dominant run over the Aussies in the shortest format having won 10 of the contested 15 T20Is since they first met in the inaugural World Twenty20 in India will enter the series after hammering the West Indies at home while the hosts most recently suffered a run loss at the hands of South Africa in a rain-curtailed encounter, to succumb to their sixth loss in eight games.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar for India. Magnificent over from Boult, gives away just six runs.
The Kiwis have been outstanding. They need 68 off 48 balls to win the series. Stay tuned! Too full from Santner and Pandya creams it over wide long on. Deceives him in the air as they say!
Shreyas Iyer mistimes and finds Guptill at long off. Second wicket for Sodhi. Fuller delivery from Sodhi and Pandey lofts it over long on for a maximum. India need more of these. Nine runs off it in context of the game. Sodhi now. This is brilliant stuff from the Kiwis. Taking the pace off the ball.
And Sodhi has his revenge, gets rid of Kohli. While the first ball was quite shortish and was slapped towards wide long on boundary, the second one was flighted and Kohli smacked it over the long on boundary.
Southee removes Dhawan and Rohit off consecutive deliveries. While Dhawan failed to pick a slower one, the Mumbaikar pulled one to long leg, only to find Santner, who took an excellent diving match.
Some sharp turn for him.
Shorter delivery from Santner and the Indian opener slaps it past the fielder at mid on. Kane Williamson -- Thinking Captain! Dhawan comes down the track and slices it to the left of the fielder at third man for his first boundary. Rohit Sharma to take strike.