Australia A tour of India, Second unofficial Test, India A vs Australia A – India A won by 6 wickets
Tuesday, September 11, 2018, KSCA Cricket Ground, Alur
India A openers set up the game well with scores of 80s apiece – Samarth scored 83 while Easwaran scored 86 runs. Srikar Bharat scored a century later and a half century from Kuldeep Yadav helped India A gain a 159-run first innings lead. Mitchell Marsh with a century helped Australia A get to 346 in their first innings while India A responded 505 runs.
Kuldeep Yadav has been the star performer for India A in the first innings with a half century and a five wicket haul! After conceding a great first innings lead, Australia A crumbled for just 213 runs in their second innings setting a target of 55 runs which India A scored in just 6.2 overs and won the Test match comfortably!
In this two match unofficial Test series, Australia A won the first match by 98 runs while India A won the second match by 6 wickets and squared the series 1-1!
India A – 505 all out (Srikar Bharat – 106, Abhimanyu Easwaran – 86, Chris Tremain – 3/41, Ashton Agar – 3/87) & 55/4 (Ankit Bawne – 28*, Chris Tremain – 2/26) beat Australia A – 346 all out (Mitchell Marsh – 113*, Travis Head – 68, Kuldeep Yadav – 5/91, Shahbaz Nadeem – 3/90) & 213 all out (Peter Handscomb – 56, Travis Head – 47, Krishnappa Gowtham – 3/39, Kuldeep Yadav – 3/46) by 6 wickets
Kuldeep Yadav (Ind A) – 52 runs and 8 wickets
Playing XI: Ravikumar Samarth, Abhimanyu Easwaran, Shreyas Iyer (c), Ankit Bawne, Shubman Gill, Srikar Bharat (wk), Krishnappa Gowtham, Kuldeep Yadav, Shahbaz Nadeem, Rajneesh Gurbani, Deepak Chahar
Bench:Mayank Agarwal, Mohammed Siraj, Navdeep Saini, Ankit Rajpoot
Playing XI: Matt Renshaw, Kurtis Patterson, Travis Head, Peter Handscomb (wk), Mitchell Marsh (c), Marnus Labuschagne, Ashton Agar, Michael Neser, Chris Tremain, Mitchell Swepson, Brendan Doggett
Bench:Alex Carey, Jon Holland, Usman Khawaja, Joel Paris
Australia A tour of India Schedule:
Unofficial Test #1: Sep 02 – 05, India A vs Australia A, Venue: M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru
Unofficial Test #2: Sep 08 – 11, India A vs Australia A, Venue: KSCA Cricket Ground, Alur
** Photo credits to DNA India