India A will take on Australia A in the fourth match of the triangular series at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai on Monday.
South Africa A were supposed to play against Australia A on Monday, but after 10 out of 16 Proteas players were hospitalised in Chennai, the schedule was changed. A press release from Cricket South Africa stated that the players have been "ravaged by food poisoning." As a result, India A, will now have to take on upbeat Australia A.
South Africa A team management asked India A coach Rahul Dravid if they can play in place of them as most of their players have fallen ill. In today's match, South Africa A ran out of reserves as they started feeling the heat because of the humid conditions in Chennai.
South Africa A's video analyst took to the field and almost took a blinder of a catch near the boundary. India A's Mandeep Singh also donned the Proteas A jersey to replace Quinton de Kock as he came off the field because of illness.
India A comprehensively defeated South Africa A on Sunday by eight wickets. An unbeaten century from Mayank Agarwal powered India A to their first victory. Skipper Unmukt Chand also scored 90 runs, before gifting his wicket to Dean Elgar.
The run chase started off slowly. Three catches were dropped, which allowed India A to take advantage. Agarwal and Chand broke the shackles and built a superb partnership to guide India A to a commanding victory.
However, India A's first ODI against Australia A saw the hosts losing by 119 runs. Centuries from Australia A skipper Usman Khawaja and Joe Burns led Australia A to a total of 334 runs. When India A began their run chase, they got off to a brisk start. But they kept losing wickets at regular intervals.
Kedar Jadhav and Chand scored a half-century each, but no other batsmen could show resilience to stay put at the crease. Thus their innings crumbled at 215.
Australia A are in good form in this tour so far. They defeated India A in the second unofficial four-day Test match. Australia also A defeated South Africa A in the first ODI of the triangular series.
The second ODI of the triangular series between India A and Australia is scheduled for a 9:30am local time (5am BST, 2pm AT, 12am EST) start with the live coverage available on StarSports 2 and StarSports HD 2. Vieweres in India can stream the match live on Starsports.com.