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India A vs Australia, Tour Match, Day 2: As It Happened

Cricketnext Staff | February 18, 2017, 4:52 PM IST

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At stumps, Shreyas Iyer and Rishab Pant are at the crease for India A. The hosts still trail by 293 runs with 6 wickets remaining going into the third day.

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Rishabh Pant walks in after Pandya's dismissal. Big innings on the cards for the Delhi boy as a quality innings against the Aussies will help him prove his talent in the longer format as well.

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Another batsman dismissed after doing the hard yards and this time it is India A skipper Hardik Pandya. The all-rounder will not be too happy with himself as it was an opportunity to stake a claim in the senior team

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Apart from Herwadkar (4) all the India A batsmen got a start before getting out. This isn't a good sign when playing three-day matches and the youngsters need to learn from their mistakes.

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Some of the India A batsmen will be cursing themselves for getting out after doing the hard yards. Shreyas Iyer though has made most of the opportunity and would wish to convert this one into a century

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Ankit Bawne fails to capitalise after starting well. But his dismissal brings Hardik Pandya to the crease and a big opportunity for him to impress Anil Kumble and Virat Kohli going into the Test series 

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A much-needed 50 from Shreyas Iyer to remind the selectors of his talent. One of the most promising Indian youngsters coming up the ranks. Shreyas should now look at turning this into a 100

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Shreyas Iyer clearly showing intent in here. It is important for the batsman to score some runs after a torrid run in the last season.

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Slow and steady start by the India A openers. The hosts would clearly want to bat out the rest of the game so that the visitors don't get any more batting sessions under their belt

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Interesting move from Steve Smith to get Nathan Lyon into the attack even though the Indian spinners failed to get much purchase from the wicket at the Brabourne Stadium


India A vs Australia, Tour Match, Day 2: As It Happened

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Review, Day 1 India A bowlers were largely ineffective, allowing Steve Smith and senior batsman Shaun Marsh to strike comfortable hundreds as Australia started their Test tour in impressive fashion in the three-day warm-up game in Mumbai on Friday.

Riding on the two batsmen's centuries before both were retired out, Australia made 327 for three wickets by stumps on day one of the match against a largely unimpressive India A attack at the Brabourne Stadium.

At close, Mitchell Marsh (16) and Matthew Wade (7) were the unbeaten batsmen.

Medium pacer Navdeep Saini dismissed Warner and Renshaw in his first as he came in as first change before lunch and finished with figures of 2 for 27 at the end of the day. Captain Hardik Pandya picked up the wicket of Peter Handscomb late in the day with the second new ball.

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Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 5046 120
2 Australia 4320 108
3 England 5253 105
4 New Zealand 3449 105
5 South Africa 3537 98
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1 England 6967 124
2 India 7939 118
3 New Zealand 5347 116
4 South Africa 5442 111
5 Australia 5854 110
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1 Pakistan 8926 270
2 Australia 6986 269
3 England 6095 265
4 India 12141 264
5 South Africa 5248 262
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