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Gowtham, Bawne Star as India A Secure Six-wicket Win Over Australia A

Cricketnext Staff |September 11, 2018, 5:48 PM IST
Gowtham, Bawne Star as India A Secure Six-wicket Win Over Australia A

India A registered a six-wicket victory over Australia A on the final day of the second four-day match in Alur on Tuesday. The home side chased down the required target in a thrilling finale to the game to tie the series 1-1.

With the required 55-run target needed in eight overs, India A were pegged back early by the Australian pacers Michael Neser and Chris Tremain, picking up four wickets in under four overs. But Ankit Bawne ensured that the score kept ticking at the other end, playing 18-ball 28 cameo to ensure there were no upsets.

The visitors dominated the first session of the day, with Travis Head and Peter Handscomb continuing their overnight partnership. The duo defied the Indian bowlers making any inroads in the first session, taking Australia A to Lunch at 107/2.

However, Shahbaz Nadeem broke the stand in the second session and the home side capitalized on the opening. Kuldeep Yadav, Deepak Chahar and Krishnappa Gowtham combined to remove the remaining wickets of the away side, who managed to secure a lead of 54 runs before getting bowled out.

Nesser played a brave hand of 17 from an incredible 112 balls before he was finally removed by Gowtham, who was the pick of the bowlers in the second innings, finishing with figures of 3/39.

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Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 3631 113
2 New Zealand 2547 111
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 3778 105
5 Australia 2640 98
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 6745 125
2 India 7071 122
3 New Zealand 4837 112
4 Australia 5543 111
5 South Africa 5193 110
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1 Pakistan 7365 283
2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4196 262
4 India 8099 261
5 Australia 5471 261
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