Australia A thrashed India A in the second match of tri series at M Chidabram Stadium, Chennai just few moments ago. It was an excellent performance by Australia A who outplayed India A in all departments of the game. With this win Australia A are almost in the final of this tournament.
Chasing a massive total of 335 India A openers Mayank Aggarwal and Unmkut Chand began well scoring 24 runs in first 4 overs before Mayank Aggarwal was dismissed for 10. After that, Pandey and Unmkut Chand attacked the Australian A bowlers. Manish Pandey was dismissed for 11. Soon after Karun Nair also was dismissed for 6 leaving India at 66 for 3. Unmkut Chand completed his half century but was dismissed for 52. The India A lost wickets at regular intervals as Axar Patel, Parveez Rasool was dismissed cheaply. Kedar Jadhav was the lone batsmen who showed some grit scoring a fifty. The India A batsmen played poor strokes that led to dismissals. India A were bowled out for 215 giving Australia A the match by 119 runs. Australia got a bonus point by keeping the India A score to below 268. The pick of bowlers for Australia A was Zampa and Sandhu who picked up 4 wickets each.
Earlier in the day, Australia A won the toss and elected to bat. The openers Usman Khwaja and Joe Burns started on a aggressive note hitting the bad balls away for fours and sixes. At the end of 10 overs Australia A were 69 for 0. After the power-play both openers attacked the spinners and did not allow them to settle. Burns and Khawaja completed fifties. Joe Burns and Usman took on the Indian bowlers. Usman Khwaja was the first batsman out for exact 100. Both of them put 239 for the first wicket. After losing the wicket of Khwaja, Travis Head and Joe Burns got out. Lynn also got out. Ferguson and Wade put on 50 for the 5th wicket and helped Australia to post a stiff target of 335. Akashar Patel, Sandeep Sharma and Karun picked 1 wicket each.
India A will next play South Africa A on Sunday.