India A with slight advantage after day two

Sport360 staff 16:36 09/09/2016
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Varun Aaron celebrates with team-mates after picking up a wicket

After India A’s lower-order batting collapse on Thursday, Australia A followed suit and lost their last eight wickets for just 71 runs on day two of the first unofficial Test between the two sides. The Australians were bowled out for 228, conceding a two-run lead at the end of the first innings.

The most impressive Australian batsman on show was wicket-keeper Peter Handscomb who scored a quick-fire 87. He found an able partner in Test opener Joe Burns and the duo put on a 118-run partnership for the third wicket, before Burns fell for 78.

That was when the floodgates opened and the Indian bowlers took full advantage. Apart from Handscomb and Burns, no Australian batsman even managed to get a start. The third highest scorer was Mitchell Swepson who scored 14.

Varun Aaron and Jayant Yadav were the pick of the India bowlers, clinching three wickets each.

Before bad light ended the days play, Australia A managed to dismiss both Indian openers – Akhil Herwadkar and Faiz Fazal – for 23 and six respectively.

India A currently lead by 46 runs with eight wickets in hand. Shreyas Iyer and Manish Pandey were the unbeaten batsman at the end of day two.

BRIEF SCORES

India A 230 all out and 44/2 (Herwadkar 23, Worrall 1/16) lead Australia A 228 all out (Handscomb 87, Aaron 3/41) by 46 runs

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