With the ball‚ Phangiso was ably supported by Dwaine Pretorius‚ who took three wickets‚ and Beuran Hendricks‚ who took two wickets‚ while part-time spinner Henry Davids contributed one scalp.
On an early season pitch that did not offer much for the batters‚ India ‘A’ batsmen struggled to find their footing and their captain Manish Pandey was their top scorer with 55 runs.
In their chase‚ South Africa ‘A’ was also not impressive with the bat as they struggled through their innings to eventually reach their target after 37.4 overs with eight wickets down.
Coach Shukri Conrad will be disappointed that most of his batsmen returned to the pavilion with low scores under their belts with Pretorius the highest scorer on 38.
Pretorius‚ who also impressed with three wickets‚ was closely followed by Proteas ODI batsman Farhaan Behardien on 37 with wicketkeeper/batsman Heinrich Klaasen ending his innings on 24 runs.
South Africa ‘A’ returns to action on Sunday where they take on Afghanistan ‘A’‚ the other side in this series‚ at the University of Pretoria.