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India A beat Proteas A

India A rode on a brilliant display from their top order and were backed up with the leather as they beat South Africa A by 34 runs to qualify for the final of the 50-over tri-series tournament at the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium here on Thursday.

In reply to India A’s massive total of 371/3, the tourists managed 337/6 in 50 overs with left-hander Quinton de Kock top-scoring with 113 runs.

Left-arm spinner Axar Patel was the pick of the Indian bowlers as he bagged figures of 3/32. India A will now lock horns against Australia A in the final here on Friday.

The visitors started off well with openers Cameron Delport and de Kock notching up a quick-fire partnership of 53 runs in barely 5.2 overs.


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