Sanju shows class as India ‘A’ win series against South Africa 'A'

Wednesday 11th September 2019 07:01 EDT

Sanju Samson struck a blistering 48-ball 91 as India ‘A’ romped to a 36-run win over South Africa ‘A’ in the fifth and final unofficial ODI, helping the hosts claim the series 4-1. In a rain-affected 20 overs-a-side game, India A made 204 for 4 before restricting South Africa ‘A’ to 168 all out with Shardul Thakur taking 3 for 9 from three overs.

Samson exhibited his hitting abilities, smashing some huge sixes as he toyed with the rival Proteas attack during his 135-run second wicket partnership with India regular Shikhar Dhawan (51 off 36 balls), who posted his second straight half-century. Dhawan and Samson, who came together after opener Prashant Chopra (2) fell to Beuran Hendricks in the first over, played shots on both sides of the wickets and were never afraid to go for the big hits.

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