All-Round Karn Sharma Inspires India A to Thrilling Win Over South Africa A

Karn Sharma finished with figures of 2/35 and then scored a 16-ball knock of 39 as India A won by one wicket

updated: July 26, 2014 16:14 IST
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File photo of Karn Sharma playing for the Sunrisers Hyderabad in the Indian Premier League

Darwin, Australia: Young leg-spinner Karn Sharma's all-round exploits helped India A eked out a thrilling one-wicket victory over South Africa A to reach closer to the title round in the Quadrangular 'A' series in Darwin, Australia.

Batting first, South Africa A scored 275 for eight in 50 overs with Rilee Russouw scoring 137 off 150 balls with 15 boundaries with next best score being 29 by Farhan Behardien.

Leggie Karn was the most successful bowler grabbing two for 35 in 10 overs and then smashed a 16-ball-39 at crucial juncture to finish the match with a ball to spare.

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