Finch century in vain as South Africa A beat Australia A

Captain Aaron Finch's 119 went in vain as South Africa A beat Australia A by 19 runs in a league match of the tri-series.

Finch century in vain as South Africa A beat Australia A

Pretoria: Captain Aaron Finch's 119 went in vain as South Africa A beat Australia A by 19 runs in a round-robin match of the tri-series here on Saturday.

Opener Finch ran out of partners and he was the last man out in Australia A's run chase of 253 for a win. His 129-ball innings was studded with 10 fours and four sixes.

Nic Maddinson was the other notable contributor as Australia A were shot out for 233 in 42.2 overs. For South Africa A, Rusty Theron took four wickets for 51 runs while Hardus Viljoen chipped in with three scalps.

Earlier, opting to bat, South Africa A were 252 all out in 47.4 overs. Dean Elgar (52), Dane Vilas (55) and Theron (53) struck a half-century each.

This is the first win for South Africa A in three matches. They had lost a game each against Australia A and India A before Saturday's match.

For Australia A, this was their first loss in three matches having won against South Africa A and India A earlier. India A have won one - against South Africa A - and lost one - against Australia A.

Brief Scores: South Africa A 252 all out in 47.4 overs (Dean Elgar 52, Dane Vilas 55, Rusty Theron 53; Gurinder Sandhu 4/51)

Australia A 233 all out in 42.2 overs (Aaron Finch 119; Rusty Theron 4/51, Hardus Viljoen 3/63).



Team Rankings

RankTeamPointsRating
1 Australia 3028 116
2 New Zealand 2406 115
3 India 3085 114
4 England 4326 106
5 Sri Lanka 2454 91
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RankTeamPointsRating
1 England 5405 123
2 India 5819 119
3 New Zealand 3716 116
4 Australia 3941 109
5 South Africa 3345 108
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RankTeamPointsRating
1 Australia 6047 275
2 England 5959 271
3 India 9319 266
4 Pakistan 6009 261
5 South Africa 4380 258
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