India lose to South Africa in Emerging Players’ match

July 21st, 2009 - 9:15 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) India lost to South Africa by 10 runs in their opening match of Emerging Players cricket tournament at the Fred Kratzman Oval in Brisbane Tuesday.
India, deciding to field, restricted South Africa to 214 for nine in 50 overs, thanks to a six-wicket haul of seamer Sudeep Tyagi (6-37) before stumbling to 204 all out in 47.4 overs, according to information received here.

South Africa’s Heino Kuhn (46) and Daryn Smit (45) arrested the rot after their side were reduced to 32 for five. Later C.J.D. De Villiers with an unbeaten 39 steered the Proteas to a defendable total.

In reply, India got off to an ominous start, struggling at 37 for three. Wriddhiman Saha (47), Abhishek Nayyar (33) and Subramaniam Badrinath (32) tried to stabilise the innings but their effort fell short at the end.

India next play Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) at the Peter Burge Oval in Brisbane Thursday.

Brief scores: South Africa 214/9 in 50 overs (Heino Kuhn 46, Daryn Smit 45, C. J. D. De Villiers 39 not out; Sudeep Tyagi 6-37, R. Ashwin 2-18). India 204 (Wriddhiman Saha 47; Abhishek Nayyar 33, Subramanium Badrinath 32; Juan Theron 3-49, De Villiers 2-25, Thandi Tshabalala 2-27).

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