Australia A will take on South Africa A in fifth game of “A” Team Quadrangular One-Day Series 2016 at Tony Ireland Stadium, Townsville on Saturday (20 August).
Fixture: Australia A vs South Africa A, 5th Match/ AUS A vs RSA A
Time/Date: 05:00 AM IST/ 11:30 PM GMT/ 09:30 AM LOCAL/ 20 Aug
Venue: Tony Ireland Stadium, Townsville
Australia have won one game out of two matches and they are at second spot in points table with five points while South Africa A are yet to open their account after two games and they are at bottom of table.
Australia A started this tournament flawlessly defeating India A by 8 wickets after restricting them to just 55 runs but they couldn’t continue their winning momentum as they lost second game against National Performance squad by 12 runs in rain affected encounter.
Chris Tremain has been fabulous so far in this tournament claiming two five-wickets haul on both occasion while Daniel Worrall was able to list four wickets to his name in game against India A in first match. So far, bowlers have done maximum job in both matches. Batsman need to take responsibility to put comfortable score on board for their bowlers.
Marcus Stoinis (56-balls 42) and Chris Lynn (21-balls 42) played decent inning in last match against National Performance Squad (NPS) to help their reach target but rest of the batting failed to cope up. In the end, Cameron Bancroft (37*) tried hard but due to rain, target kept changing because of D/L Method which may have put lots of pressure on Australia A due to high required rate.
South Africa A have been disappointing so far as they have lost both their games. They lacks consistency in all departments of cricket, batting disappointed them most. David Miller (104-balls 90) and Qasim Adams (55-balls 52) helped South Africa A reached 230 run mark but it was not enough to win a game.
Top order batting have collapsed in both matches against NPS and India A which may be a matter of concern in side. Opening batsman and Captain Reeza Hendricks scored 0 and 2 runs against India A and NPS respectively. These figures do not justify his talent and he also need to lead from the front being captain of his side.
Where to watch South Africa A vs Australia A, 5th Match on 20 Aug Live?
Online Streaming: Cricket.com.au
Live Score: Cricbuzz.com and ESPNCricinfo.com
What is the full squad of Australia A and South Africa A
Australia A Squad:
Batsman: Cameron Bancroft, Chris Lynn(c), Alex Ross, Sam Whiteman
All-Rounder: Glenn Maxwell, Jake Lehmann, Kurtis Patterson, Marcus Stoinis
Wicket-Keepers: Peter Handscomb
Bowlers: Scott Boland, Cameron Boyce, Joe Mennie, Kane Richardson, Chris Tremain, Daniel Worrall
South Africa A Squad:
Batsman: Qaasim Adams, Reeza Hendricks, D Miller, Andile Phehlukwayo, Rilee Rossouw, Khaya Zondo
All-Rounder: Wayne Parnell(c), Sisanda Magala, Dwaine Pretorius, Malusi Siboto
Wicket-Keeper: Heino Kuhn, Dane Vilas
Bowlers: Eddie Leie, Aaron Phangiso, Marchant de Lange,
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