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India vs Australia A, Pink-ball IND vs AUS A Practice Match, Day 3 at Sydney Highlights: As It Happened

Check India vs Australia A 2020 2nd Tour Match Live Score, India vs Australia A Streaming Online IND vs AUS Day 3 - Sydney: India vs Australia A live score, AUS A 260-4: That over from Prithvi Shaw was the final over of the game as it has been called a draw. It seems they were waiting for both batsmen to bring up their tons and for the overs remaining to reach 15.

Indians vs Australia A (warm-up test)

CONCLUDED

IND vs AUSA Cricket Scorecard (warm-up test)

Tour Match warm-up test, Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG), Sydney, 11 December, 2020

Indians

1st INN

194/10

(48.3) RR 4

2nd INN

386 /4

(90.0) 4.29

Indians Ajinkya Rahane (C)
Australia A drew with Indians
Australia A Alex Carey (C) (W)

Australia A

1st INN

108/10

(32.2) RR 3.34

2nd INN

307 /4

(75.0) RR 4.08

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15:35 (IST)

That over from Prithvi Shaw was the final over of the game as it has been called a draw. It seems they were waiting for both batsmen to bring up their tons and for the overs remaining to reach 15.

15:30 (IST)

India vs Australia A live score, AUS A 307-4: Both McDermott and Wildermut have brought up their respective tons and are looking good heading into the final few overs of the day. Can India break this partnership before stumps?

15:02 (IST)

India vs Australia A live score, AUS A 260-4: McDermott is into the 90s now, and after Allan Border slammed the AUS A side for no show, they certainly are putting up a great show. 

14:49 (IST)

India vs Australia A live score, AUS A 254-4: India, at the start of the day, must have hoped for an easy win, but Aus A is putting up a stellar show. There is nothing in the pitch and the ball too has gotten old. Batsmen are having a great day.

14:29 (IST)

India vs Australia A live score, AUS A 226-4: This has been a really strong chase by Aus A side. Wildermuth has brought up his fifty too while McDermott is getting close to his ton. They still need 241 runs to win. 

13:47 (IST)

India vs Australia A live score, AUS A 200-4: Australia A have reached 200 here. McDermott has moved into the 80s now. This match might just end in a draw, but a lot of overs remain till now. 

13:34 (IST)

India vs Australia A live score, AUS A 182-4: Now it's Jack Widermuth, who is finding it easy in the middle. India, looks like don't have a clue, as to how to get wickets from an older ball. 

13:06 (IST)

India vs Australia A live score, AUS A 150-4: And after a long time India has a wicket. It is Vihari who has done the trick for India. Carey is out for 58 as Kuldeep Yadav takes a smart catch. India are just six wickets away from a win. 

13:02 (IST)

India vs Australia A live score, AUS A 142-3: Even though runs are not coming, Carey and McDermott are not really finding it difficult against the Indian bowlers. Rahane needs to try spin for sometime. 

12:48 (IST)

India vs Australia A live score, AUS A 136-3: Ben McDermott too has reached has 50, and wickets seem to have dried up for India. They need to get back Bumrah into the attack. 

12:37 (IST)

India vs Australia A live score, AUS A 134-3: Looks like India is missing a full-time spinner in the line up. The team would have to cover that area going into the first Test on December 17. Because once the batsmen get set, a fifth bowling option is needed.

12:21 (IST)

India vs Australia A live score, AUS A 118-3: Meanwhile, Carey has played a wonderful knock here as he brings up his 50. Can this be a match-saving one remains to be seen. One the batsmen give themselves time, it is seen that they too can score runs with the pink ball. 

11:59 (IST)

India vs Australia A live score, AUS A 95-3: So on to the second session of the day. India would look to break this partnership here. Bumrah is back into the attack with Siraj. India would have to manage the bowling combination too for the first Test.

11:09 (IST)

And it's tea time now. See you in a short while from now. Australia A are 89-3 with Alex Carey and Ben McDermott batting at the moment. 

11:01 (IST)

India vs Australia A live score, AUS A 88-3: So for the first time in this innings, spinner has come to bowl for the Indians. Hanuma Vihari might just get a few overs before dinner here. Australia A are continuing with the good partnership here.

10:49 (IST)

India vs Australia A live score, AUS A 84-3: So both these batsmen are going strong at the moment, and perhaps enjoying batting under the sun. But that could soon change in the second session. 

10:35 (IST)

India vs Australia A live score, AUS A 74-3: Saini and Siraj seem to be going for a few runs at the moment. But a wicket doesn't look very far away though. 

10:19 (IST)

India vs Australia A live score, AUS A 51-3: A small little partnership is brewing between Alex Carey and Ben McDermott here. They have taken their team past 50, but it remains to be seen, for how long can they survive.  

09:57 (IST)

India vs Australia A live score, AUS A 29-3: Another one bites the dust, this time Mohammad Siraj has a wicket. Nic Maddison is out caught now. India are on top, and India will get a confidence from this kind of performance. 

09:42 (IST)

India vs Australia A live score, AUS A 11-2:  Indian bowlers are giving nothing away, and it is clear that the opposition is more than happy to block away everything. With the ball swinging in the night session, expect a lot of wickets then.  And Shami has another wicket. Burns is LBW.

India vs Australia A, Pink-ball IND vs AUS A Practice Match, Day 3 at Sydney Highlights: As It Happened

India vs Australia A Live Score, Pink-ball IND vs AUS A Practice Match, Day 3 at Sydney: That over from Prithvi Shaw was the final over of the game as it has been called a draw. It seems they were waiting for both batsmen to bring up their tons and for the overs remaining to reach 15.

Also read: India vs Australia A Highlights, Pink-ball IND vs AUS A Practice Match, Day 2 at Sydney: Quickfire Century for Rishabh Pant as Indian Batsmen Make Merry

At the other end, Vihari laboured his way to a fine 104-run knock off 194 balls. Also staking a claim for selection is young Shubman Gill, with an elegant 65 off 78 balls and 10 sweetly-timed boundaries. In the final session of play, Pant’s aggressive approach paid dividends as he smashed the Australia A bowlers to all corners of the Sydney Cricket Ground, the southpaw making a strong case for himself for the wicketkeeper’s job in Adelaide ahead of Test specialist Wriddhiman Saha. To cite an example of his power-hitting, Pant swept one over the cow corner for a six, leaving Nic Maddinson to search for the ball among the rows of chairs at the SCG. At the close of play, India were strongly placed at 386 for four for an overall lead by 472 runs, having bundled out the home team out for a paltry 108 in their first innings on Friday.

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In their first innings, India were all out for 194, which would have been far less if not for pace spearhead Jasprit Bumrah’s maiden first-class fifty, but the visitors staged a strong comeback with both bat and ball. While Gill may have booked himself one of the opening slots with his dazzling strokes, Hanuma’s effort might force the Indian team to play an additional batsman in the series opener. Coming out to bat again in the beginning of the day’s play, India lost Prithvi Shaw in the second over as the young right-hander drove the ball at cover-point without any great foot movement. It was a bit of a soft dismissal. If Shaw missed out on an opportunity to make a big score in good batting conditions, his contemporary Gill grabbed it with both hands on the way to reaching his half-century off 49 balls.

During his stay in the middle, Gill played some elegant drives and looked assured while going on to the backfoot, which seems to be his forte. However, the 21-year-old got out in an unfortunate manner to leg-spinner Michell Swepson.

Swepson bowled a faster one and Gill, shaping up to flick it, missed, prompting the bowler to appeal for an lbw even as the ball headed towards the first slip where a diving Sean Abbott held on to it. TV replays were inconclusive and the absence of DRS and Snickometer in the practice game, a disappointed Gill had no option but to walk back to the dressing room as umpire’s decision could not be challenged. That ended a 104-run partnership for the second wicket between Gill and Agarwal, who was joined in by Vihari for another half-century stand. Thereafter, the duo of Vihari and skipper Ajinkya Rahane was involved in a partnership of 78 runs for the fourth wicket as the Australian bowlers toiled hard for wickets. There was a brief rain interruption after Pant walked in at the fall of Rahane’s wicket. But he straightaway played his shots to further unsettle the Australian bowlers.

Even as Vihari showed great composure and patience in collecting his runs, Pant was quite at ease while clearing the fence, reaching his fifty with a cracking square cut in just 43 balls. Pant continued in same vein till the end of the day’s play and hurtled towards his century with a flurry of big hits. While Vihari, in all, struck 13 boundaries.

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RankTeamPointsRating
1 Australia 3028 116
2 New Zealand 2406 115
3 India 3085 114
4 England 4326 106
5 Sri Lanka 2454 91
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1 England 5405 123
2 India 6102 117
3 New Zealand 3716 116
4 Australia 4344 111
5 South Africa 3345 108
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2 Australia 6800 272
3 India 10186 268
4 Pakistan 7516 259
5 South Africa 5047 252
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