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Sanju Samson, Shardul Thakur shine in rain-hit final ODI as hosts clinch series 4-1

  • 06 Sep 2019 21:53:45

Thiruvananthapuram: Local legend Sanju Samson struck a rankling 48-ball 91 as India A cavorted to a 36-run prevail upon South Africa An in the fifth and last informal ODI, helping the hosts guarantee the arrangement 4-1 on Friday.

Kerala wicketkeeper batsman Samson, who has played one T20 International for India, displayed his aptitudes in another downpour influenced game at the Sports Hub.

In a downpour influenced 20 overs-a-side game, India A made 204 for 4 preceding limiting South Africa A to 168 full scale with Shardul Thakur taking 3 for 9 from three overs.

Samson displayed his hitting capacities, crushing some tremendous sixes as he played with the opponent Proteas assault during his 135-run second wicket association with India ordinary Shikhar Dhawan (51 off 36 balls), who posted his second in a row 50 years.

Dhawan and Samson, who met up after opener Prashant Chopra (2) tumbled to Beuran Hendricks in the first finished, played shots on the two sides of the wickets and were never hesitant to go for the huge hits.

Samson eclipsed his distinguished accomplice and tonked the Proteas bowlers with despise, hitting some gigantic sixes.

Dhawan fell while going for a major hit to give George Lind (2/43) his first wicket.

Samson was rejected subsequent to including 23 keeps running with captain Shreyas Iyer (36), when in sight of a merited ton. The present thump of 91 is his most astounding List A score.

Iyer played some smart shots to adjust off the India An innings.

In answer, South Africa got off to a brisk beginning however customary fall of wickets set the group back. Janneman Malan (16) and chief Temba Bavuma (6) fell before the part of the arrangement over.

Opener Reeza Hendricks (59 off 43) was his typical forceful self and in the organization of Kyle Verreynne (44 off 24) brought the guests once again into the game with some great strokeplay.

After Verreynne tumbled to Tamil Nadu all-rounder M S Washington Sundar (2/39), Reeza Hendricks and Heinrich Klaasen (14) kept South Africa An in the chase.

Be that as it may, their rejections in about five runs, influenced the group's energy and the lower-request collapsed, losing five wickets for 20 runs. Hendricks was out all around gotten by Iyer to give leggie Rahul Chahar (1/38) his solitary wicket.

Thakur, who struck the main blow for the host, getting Malan in the third finished, came back to reject S Qeshile and Marco Jansen to complete with figures of 3-0-9-3.

Samson was named Man of the Match for his hearty innings.

The two groups will currently play two four-day matches, starting here on 9 September.