All-rounder Rusty Theron happy to be back after long injury lay-off

South Africa are now in with a chance of getting into the final. They need to beat India A on Monday in order to open the window of opportunity. Australia play India on Sunday and will look to extend their lead with a third victory.

updated: August 10, 2013 23:18 IST
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Rusty Theron scored a half-century and took four wickets to see South Africa A bounce back from consecutive losses and claim their first win in the ongoing tri-series on Saturday. They beat Australia A by 19 runs in spite of a fine innings by Australia's Aaron Finch, who scored 119 off 129 balls.

Theron is happy to be playing cricket again after being forced to take almost a year off from the game due to injury, a Cricket South Africa media release said.

"It's the close games you want to win and it was a good team effort that got us there. It's good to be back playing cricket after my injury and a few niggles and it's even better to get this opportunity to try and stage a comeback," he said.

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