Rahane's 92 fails to prevent Indian defeat

Put in to bat, India made 271 for six, thanks mainly to Rahane’s 92 (120b, 5x4, 1x6). Naman Ojha (48), captain S Badrinath (44) and Abhishek Nayar (42) were the other notable contributors.

In reply, South Africa made 274 for six in 48.3 overs to win the match comfortably with three players -- Stein van Zyl (60), Vaughn van Jaarsveld (50) and Farhaan Behardien (50) -- scoring a half-century each.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar was the pick of Indian bowlers with figures of three for 39 while Pradeep Sangwan, Badrinath and Virat Kohli scalped one wicket each.

This was India’s third 50-over defeat in the tournament. The Indians had been beaten by the Australian Institute of Sports and South Africa earlier.

India won their last match against New Zealand on Friday.

Brief scores: India Emerging Players: 271/6 in 50 (Ajinkya Rahane 92, Naman Ojha 48, S Badrinath 44, Abhishek Nayar 42) lt to South Africa Emerging Players: 274/6 in 48.3 (Stein van Zyl 60, Vaughn van Jaarsveld 50, Farhaan Behardien 50; Bhuvneshwar Kumar 3-39).

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