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Highlights, Indian Board President's XI vs Australia warm-up match: Stoinis, Agar star in visitors' 103-run win

Date: Tuesday, 12 September, 2017 18:08 IST Match Status: Yet to Start
  • Do join us when India take on Australia on Sunday in the first of five ODIs.

    Until then, it's goodbye.

  • Australia win by 103 runs. Steve Smith and co. warm up for their ODI series against India with a crushing win against BPXI

    Ashton Agar finishes with figures of 8.2-1-44-4. 

  • The partnership between Mayank Agarwal (35*) and Shreevats Goswami (28*) has grown to 52 and has steadied BPXI's chase.

    They are 70/1 after 15.0 overs.

  • OUT! Rahul Tripathi 7 (13) b Kane Richardson c Mathew Wade

    Tripathi edges one to the keeper and Australia have made a fine start putting the pressure on the BPXI openers

  • Rahul Tripathi, Shreevats Goswami have made a slow start to their innings. BPXI are 5/9 after 2 overs

  • The players are back on the field for the second innings. The Indian Board President's XI have huge task on hands as they try and chase 348 runs. Nathan Courter-Nile to bowl the first over for Australia. 

  • Australia finish on 347/5 at the end of 50 overs. Marcus Stoinis top scoring for the visitors who will be quite pleased with their effort with the bat. Four half centuries for them today.

  • Two quick wickets for the home side. Wade and Stoinis depart in quick succession as Australians are 331/7. The visitors will happily take 350 from here with 11 balls remaining in the innings

  • 300 up for Australia in the 47th over. Australia 300/5 in 46.3 Overs

  • Marcus Stoinis completes his half century and is leading a late Australian surge. The visitors are 271/5 after 43 overs

  • OUT! Travis Head 65 (63) c Sandeep Sharma b AK Karnevar

    Important breakthrough for Board President's XI. The partnership is broken

  • Australia 246/5 in 40 overs ( Stoinis 37 (35),  ) 

  • Australia 207/4 in 35 overs (Head 47 (50 Stoinis 18 (16)) 

    Head and Stoinis are rebuilding the Australian innings after three quick wickets

  • Australia 160/4 after 30 overs. Travis Head and Marcus Stoinis at the crease

  • OUT! Glenn Maxwell 14 (25) c & b Washington Sundar

    Maxwell's struggle at the crease is over. Sundar on fire and the visitors are struggling now. Marcus Stoinis the new batsman at the crease

  • OUT! Steve Smith 55 (66) c Gurkeerat Singh Mann b Washington Sundar

    Two quick breakthroughs for the President's XI. Glenn Maxwell is the new man in as the hosts try to tighten the screws

  • Australia 119/2 after 20 overs. (Smith 45 (58), Head 5 (13)) 

    After Warner's departure, Australia have slowed down a bit. It is now up to Smith to keep the scoreboard ticking. 

  • OUT! David Warner c Goswami b Kushang Patel 64 (48) 

  • Australia 81/1 after 12 overs. Smith and Warner have changed gears here. Warner just three away from a half-century while Smith has moved onto 31 off as many deliveries

  • BPXI's Kushang Patel has gone for 21 runs in his two overs and has been at the receiving end of some excellent stroke-play for the Aussies. Avesh Khan pick of the bowlers so far with figures of 1/16 in his 4 overs

  • Australia 56/1 after 10 overs 

  • Australia are 24/1 after 5 overs. (David Warner 12 (17), 10 (11))

  • OUT! Avesh Khan strikes! Hilton Cartwright departs after just two deliveries. Australia 0/1 in the first over

Preview: Locking horns with an inexperienced side is not an ideal preparation for the real test ahead but Australia would look to get into the groove and be ready for the five-match ODI series against India when they take on a relatively weak Board President's XI, in Chennai on Tuesday.

The Australians, led by Steve Smith, arrived here from Bangladesh after drawing a two-Test series and the match on Tuesday would give them opportunity to at least switch to the One-day format.

The reigning 50-over World Champions have struggled to counter spin and captain Steve Smith has admitted it will a big challenge for them to adapt to spin-friendly conditions.

Highlights, Indian Board Presidents XI vs Australia warm-up match: Stoinis, Agar star in visitors 103-run win

Australia are looking to flex their muscles ahead of the five-match ODI series against India. Twitter/@CricketAus

The line-up that they face has only one capped player in captain Gurkeerat Singh Mann. He played three ODIs against Australia early in 2016 and has since remained on the fringes after that.

With most of the Indian players involved in Duleep Trophy, the selectors had to name an XI comprising of relatively unknown players but it is a chance that they would relish because it is not often that they get to face international opposition.

More than Australia, it's the Board President XI players, who will be richer in gaining experience.

Australia skipper Smith and his deputy David Warner, who scored two centuries in Bangladesh, are the key batsmen for the side. Smith would hope that experienced Aaron Finch, Glenn Maxwell and others also step up.

There are plenty of all-rounders in the visitors camp - James Faulkner, Marcus Stoinis, Nathan Coulter-Nile, who all have the experience of playing on Indian pitches, courtesy IPL.

A good show in the practice game would put them ahead in the race to win a spot in the starting XI for the first ODI on Sunday.

For Maxwell and wicket-keeper Matthew Wade, the series would be crucial as they had an average tour of Bangladesh.

Smith has already said that performances in this series would count as the selectors look to identify the player to fill the vital No.6 spot in the Test team and the keeper's slot for the Ashes, which that begin in November.

While the warm-up tie presents a chance to the batsmen to get some game time ahead of the first ODI, the bowlers would be aiming to find their rhythm early and adapt to the humid Indian conditions.

For the home players such as Rahul Tripathi, Nitish Rana and Washington Sundar, who have performed well in the IPL, taking on the Australians would be a big challenge.

Local lad Sundar said he was excited to play against Smith after having played under his captaincy at Rising Pune Supergiant this year. The lanky all-rounder had made an impact with the ball in the IPL.

Another Tamil Nadu player Rahil Shah is part of the squad and the left-arm spinner, who was kept out of the state team after a few games in the previous Ranji Trophy season, would be eager to showcase his skills.


Australia: Steve Smith (C), David Warner, Ashton Agar, Hilton Cartwright, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Patrick Cummins, James Faulkner, Aaron Finch, Travis Head, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Matthew Wade (WK), Adam Zampa and Kane Richardson.

Board President XI Team: Gurkeerat Singh Mann (Captain), Rahul Tripathi, Mayank Agarwal, Shivam Chaudhary, Washington Sundar, Nitish Rana, Govind Poddar, Shreevats Goswami, Rahil Shah, Akshay Karnewar, Kulwant Khejroliya, Kushang Patel, Avesh Khan and Sandeep Sharma.

With inputs from PTI

Updated Date: Sep 12, 2017


Pos. Team P W L D Pts.
14 9 5 0 18
14 9 5 0 18
14 9 5 0 18
14 6 8 0 12
14 6 8 0 12
14 6 8 0 12
14 5 8 0 11
14 5 8 0 11
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 3631 113
2 New Zealand 2547 111
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 3663 105
5 Australia 2640 98
6 Sri Lanka 3462 94
Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 5372 125
2 India 5669 121
3 South Africa 4488 115
4 New Zealand 3729 113
5 Australia 4342 109
6 Pakistan 3846 94
Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 7365 283
2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4196 262
4 Australia 5471 261
5 India 7273 260
6 New Zealand 4056 254