• Hendricks shines as rain wins the day

    Reeza Hendricks led a strong batting display for South Africa A in match four of their one-day series against India A in Trivandrum before rain forced the game into a reserve day at the Greenfield International Stadium on Wednesday.

    The right-hander, who hit a century in the series opener, struck an unbeaten 60 off 70 balls, with good support coming from Matthew Breetzke (25), Temba Bavuma (28, retired hurt) and Heinrich Klaasen (21 not out) as the tourists reached 137-1 when the wet weather prematurely ended their innings.

    The South Africans had faced 25 overs at that stage, with the target then revised to 193 in the same number of overs.

    But the rain again returned with the Asian side, already 3-0 up in the five-match series, on 56-1 in 7.4 overs.

    The solitary wicket was claimed by Anrich Nortje (1-26), while senior India star Shikhar Dhawan was at the crease unbeaten on 34.

    The two teams will return to play the remaining 17.2 overs tomorrow with the home side needing a further 137 and the South Africans nine wickets.

    South Africa A spinner George Linde, meanwhile, has been added to the Proteas’ squad for this month’s three T20Is against India.

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