Cameron Bancroft helps Australia A pull off tight chase against India A in opening four-day fixture

PTI, Sep, 11 2016

Brisbane: Indian bowlers' efforts at making a match of it went in vain as Australia A pulled off a three-wicket win in a tight chase on the fourth and final day of the first four-day Quadrangular A series game at the AB Field in Brisbane on Sunday.

Despite a delayed start to the day due to a wet outfield following heavy rain, the hosts chased down the 159-run target set by India A on Saturday.

Opener Cameron Bancroft top scored with an unbeaten 58 off 151 balls to seal the win for Australia. Bancroft's knock was laced with half a dozen fours.

File photo of Cameron Bancroft. Getty Images

File photo of Cameron Bancroft. Getty Images

Beau Webster returned to the crease on Sunday with Bancroft, scoring 30 off 87 balls, before being trapped lbw by Varun Aaron.

Play was abandoned on Saturday due to rain with Australia A, requiring 100 runs to secure a victory and six wickets still in hand.

Earlier on day three, the hosts bowled India A out for 156 to end their second innings just before the lunch break.

Australia's three pace bowlers (David Moody, Chadd Sayers and Daniel Worrall) snared three wickets each, with Mitch Swepson grabbing the other to accumulate five for the match.

For India, Shardul Thakur picked up three wickets, while Aaron chipped in with two scalps.

Australia A captain Peter Handscomb was named Player of the Match following his first innings performance of 87 runs off 93 balls. The second four-day match will commence at AB Field in Brisbane on Thursday.

Published Date: Sep 11, 2016 | Updated Date: Sep 11, 2016

Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 4493 125
2 South Africa 3395 110
3 England 4097 105
4 Australia 3087 100
5 New Zealand 3114 97
Rank Team Points Rating
1 South Africa 5957 119
2 Australia 5505 117
3 India 4579 114
4 England 5645 113
5 New Zealand 5123 111
Rank Team Points Rating
1 New Zealand 1625 125
2 England 1962 123
3 Pakistan 2417 121
4 West Indies 2222 117
5 India 2183 115