HIGHLIGHTS India A vs Australia 2017, three-day practice match, Day 3: Tame draw in the end; Iyer's double ton biggest talking point

Feb, 19 2017 IST

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    So that's that. The match is drawn with Australia finishing on 110/4 in 36 overs. Stephen O'Keefe is not out on 19 off 71 balls and Matthew Wade on 6 off 10 balls. The players got good practice in the end and Shreyas Iyer was the star of the match for his sublime double century.

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    Brief scores: 

    Australia 1st innings: 469/7 (D) in 127 overs (Steve Smith 107, Shaun Marsh 104; Navdeep Saini 2/42)

    India A 1st innings: 403/all-out in 91.5 overs (Shreyas Iyer 202 not out, Gowtham K 74; Nathan Lyon 4/162)

    Austra;lia 2nd innings: 110/4 in 36 overs (David Warner 35, Peter Handscomb 37; Ashoke Dinda 1/18)

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    Australia lose their third wicket as David Warner departs for 35.

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    It's tea

    Australia reach 59/2 after 14 overs. Warner is batting on 35 off 47 balls and O'Keefe on 11 off 20 balls. That the match would be a tame draw is a foregone conclusion, but the players are getting some really useful practice.

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    Australia lose Maxwell for one. He is bowled by Navdeep Amarjeet Saini. Australia are 39/2 after 9 overs. David Warner is batting on 27 off 33 balls and new batsman Stephen O'Keefe is on 4 off 5 balls.

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    Australia lose their first wicket in the second innings as India A captain Hardik Pandya sends Matt Renshaw back to hut for 10. Glenn Maxwell is the new man in. Australia are 32/1 in the sixth over. 

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    David Warner and Matt Renshaw start off proceedings for the visitors in the second innings. Australia are 23/0 after 3 overs, India A captain Hardik Pandya going for some runs early on.

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    It's been Shreyas Iyer's match so far. He brings up his 200. India A lose the rest of heir wickets quickly after lunch to be all-out, but not before bringing up 400. They lead Australia by 34 runs in the first innings.

    India A 403/all-out in 91.5 overs (Shreyas Iyer unbeaten on 202)

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    At lunch: 

    India A 346/6 after 83 overs (Shreyas Iyer 166, K Gowtham 65) 

    The hosts trail by 123 runs in the first innings with two sessions to play in the wrm-up match.

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    K Gowtham brings up his half-century. India A reach 346/6 off 83 overs. Gowtham is on 65 off 54 balls, while Shreyas Iyer is batting on 166. 

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    India A reach 323/6 after 78 overs, with Shreyas Iyer batting beautifully on 159 off 170 balls and Gowtham K batting on 49 off 42 balls. 

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    Maxwell drops a sitter at deep mid-wicket. K Gowtham gets a 'life'.

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    What an innings Shreyas Iyer is playing! He is using the warm-up match to make a strong statement. He notches up his 150. India A reach 300 against the visiting Australians. 

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    IND A 239/6 after 66 overs (Shreyas Iyer 125, K Gowtham 0)


    Australia strike early on Day 3. Rishabh Pant and Ishan Kishan depart in quick succession, within seven runs of each other. India A have only four wickets in hand and 230 runs behind still.

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    India A 208/4 after 56 over (Shreyas Iyer 104, Rishabh Pant 16)

    Shreyas Iyer reaches his century with a straight-driven boundary off Jackson Bird. He is going great guns, batting on 104 at almost a-run-a-ball. The hard-hitting Rishabh Pant is giving him good company at the other end.

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  • 16:49 (IST)

    At stumps:

    India A 176/4 after 51 overs (Shreyas Iyer 85, Rishabh Pant 3)


    It has been a top quality innings by Iyer. He took the attack to the Australian bowlers and gave momentum to the India A innings, after the inertia when openers Herwadkar and Panchal were batting. Jackson Bird was the pick of the Australian bowlers with figures of 2/15 in 11 overs. Nathan Lyon also took two wickets. India A are 293 runs behind and the big thing to look forward to tomorrow is Iyer's century. The India A batsmen will look to have a good outing on the last day tomorrow, and then give their bowlers some work-out in the last two sessions.

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    Decent progress by the Indians right now, with Shreyas going slam-bang at the moment in contrast to a rather subdued Pandya at the other end. India cross 150 at the end of the 41st over

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    India A reach 140/3 after 37 overs. Iyer clearly is having the time of his life at the crease, toying with the Australian spinners, giving them a glimpse of what lies in store ahead on the Test series when the likes of Kohli and Vijay take to the crease. 

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    India A reach 122/3 in 32 overs. Captain Hardik Pandya joins Shreyas Iyer in the middle at Bawane's dismissal.

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    Shreyas Iyer reach a sparkling half-century at faster than a-run-a-ball.

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    Play resumes after tea. India A reach 83/2 after 25 overs. Shreyas Iyer 31 (31) and AR Bawane 8 (21) at the crease.

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    Shreyas Iyer trying to get a move on as he smacks a six. India reach 25/1 in the 12th over

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    OUT! Akhil Herwadkar departs for 4 (36) caught and bowled off Nathan Lyon.

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    Akhil Herwadkar has gone into a shell and is finding it hard to get the Australian bowlers away. He hasn't been able to open his account even after facing 33 balls, as India A make painfully slow progress. They are 14/0 after 10 overs.

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    Akhil Herwadkar and Priyank Panchal make a watchful start for the hosts. India A moving at snail's pace at the moment. They are 9/0 after 7 overs.

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    Lef-arm spinner Shahbaz Nadeem dismisses Mitchell Marsh for 75. Stephen O Keefe is the new batsman at the crease. Australia 465/5 after 125 overs.

    Mitchell Marsh c B Indrajith (Sub) b Shahbaz Nadeem 75

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    Play resumes after lunch. Australia reach 450 at the loss of four wickets after 121 overs. Mitchell Marsh going strong at 71 off 156 balls and Glenn Maxwell is with him on 9 off 12 balls.

  • 11:44 (IST)

    It's lunch on Day 2 

    Australia 436/4 after 116 overs (Mitchell Marsh 64, Maxwell 2) 

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Day 2 Report: Half-centuries by Mitchell Marsh and Matthew Wade coupled with an excellent bowling performance enabled Australians to take the upper hand on the penultimate day of their three-day tie against India A here on Saturday.

Sreyas Iyer played a fluent innings. Image courtesy: Twitter

Sreyas Iyer played a fluent innings. Image courtesy: Twitter

Resuming their first innings at the overnight 327/5, the visitors rode on strong batting displays by Marsh and Wade before declaring at 469/7.

Australian pacer Jackson Bird and off-spinner Nathan Lyon then picked up a couple of wickets each as India A posted 176/4 in their first innings by the end of the day's play.

The in-form Shreyas Iyer was batting on 85 with Rishabh Pant on three at the other end as India A trailed by 293 runs at the close.

The morning session was dominated by the Australians as Marsh and Wade managed to find the boundary ropes at regular intervals.

Wade notched up 64 runs, hitting nine boundaries during his 89-ball stay in the middle before being dismissed by off-spinner Akhil Herwadkar.

Marsh was in an equally belligerent mood at the other end, scoring 75 runs off 159 balls with 11 hits to the fence and six.

Pacer Navdeep Saini was the most successful among the India A bowlers with figures of 2/42. Hardik Pandya, Shahbaz Nadeem and Herwadkar bagged a wicket each.

In reply, India A were off to a rocky start in their first innings.

Herwadkar was the first to depart following a successful caught and bowled attempt by Lyon. The Australian off-spinner dismissed the other India A opener Priyank Panchal as well before Ankit Bawne was trapped leg before by Bird.

Iyer and Pandya then tried to bring the innings back on track with a 52-run stand before the latter was caught behind off Bird's bowling.

Brief scores:

Australians (first innings): 469/7 declared (Steven Smith 107 retired out, Shaun Marsh 104 retired out, Mitchell Marsh 75, Matthew Wade 64; Navdeep Saini 2/42) vs India A (first innings): 176/4 (Shreyas Iyer 85 batting; Jackson 2/15, Nathan Lyon 2/72).

With IANS inputs.


Published Date: Feb 19, 2017 04:34 pm | Updated Date: Feb 19, 2017 04:36 pm