Australia A win series 1-0 against India A after final day's play of second Test gets called off

The fourth and final day's play between India A and Australia A was called off without a ball being bowled due to persistent rain and a wet outfield as the second unofficial Test ended in a draw with the home side clinching the two-match series 1-0.

PTI, Sep, 18 2016

Brisbane: The fourth and final day's play between India A and Australia A was called off without a ball being bowled due to persistent rain and a wet outfield as the second unofficial Test ended in a draw with the home side clinching the two-match series 1-0 at Brisbane.

The drawn outcome means Australia A take the honours in the two-match series, having earned a three-wicket win last week at the same venue.

Australia A won the 2 match series 1-0. Image courtesy: Twitter/ @CricketAus

Australia A won the 2 match series 1-0. Image courtesy: Twitter/ @CricketAus

India A had ended the third day at 158 for 4, still 108 behind Australia A's first-innings score of 435. The visitors had scored 169 all out in their first innings on the first day.

The Australians were well placed to make it two-nil heading into the fourth and final day today, needing six wickets to win the match, while India A still required another 109 runs to make the hosts bat again.

Fast bowler Hardik Pandya made 79 on day one to prop up the tourists in their disappointing total of 169, while the impressive Shardul Thakur claimed 5/101 in Australia A's first innings.

Akhil Herwadkar saved his best knock of the series for the last, finishing unbeaten on 82 in India's second innings of 158 for 4.

All-rounder Hilton Cartwright was adjudged player of the match for his excellent 117 in Australia's total of 435, while Nic Maddinson (81), Beau Webster (79) and Sam Whiteman (51) all made impressive contributions for the home side.

On the bowling front, while Kane Richardson (4/37) and Jon Holland (3/59) were the top performers for Australia A.

Published Date: Sep 18, 2016 | Updated Date: Sep 18, 2016




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5 New Zealand 5432 111
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