India A squeak past South Africa in T20
Leg-spinner Amit Mishra wrecked South Africa with a three-wicket haul to guide India to a 12-run win in the Twenty20 match of the the quadrangular Emerging Players tournament, here on Monday.
Batting first, India were in trouble losing the top half for just 32 before Skipper S Badrinath (37 off 38 balls) and Ravindra Jadeja (20 off 35 balls) joined hands to stitch together a fifty-plus partnership to prop up the innings even though 87 did not look a decent total.
The South Africans began well with their opening pair putting on 36 runs before leg-spinner Amit Mishra turned the match on its head with his triple strike and the South Africans were shot out for 75.
Mishra got good support from his bowling colleagues and IPL stars Manpreet Gony (1-13), Dhaval Kulkarni (1-16) and Jadeja (1-17) and finished with an impressive figure of three for 11 from his quota of four overs, according to a BCCI release on Monday.
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