Shreyas Iyer blasted a magnificent double ton as India A were all out for 403 on day 3, giving Australia a handy 56-run lead at the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai. The visitors reached 110/4 and the match ended in a draw. Relive all highlights of India A vs Australia Day 3 here.
16:04 hrs IST: Pant strikes. Tossed up, Peter Handscomb gives a dolly to K Gowtham at short midwicket for 37. Australia 101 for four. The India A vs Australia tour game has ended in a draw at the Brabourne Stadium. Four overs into the mandatory over, Australia and India A captains call off the play. Australia end second innings with 110 for 4.
15:12 hrs IST: Australia 73 for three after 20 overs in their second innings. Handscomb and O Keefe trying to forge a partnership here. Ashoke Dinda has been impressive with his bouncers though.
14:50 hrs IST: Warner departs for 35. Second ball of the first over after tea break and Ashoke Dinda gets the required bounce which takes the leading edge to gully. Australia 59 for three.
14:15 hrs IST: 50 up for Australia in 11.5 overs. Warner going strong with 31 off 41 balls which include six boundaries. O’Keefe is patiently batting on 10. It’s time for tea break. Australia 59 for two after 14 overs. Warner is batting on 35 and O’Keefe is on 11.
13:45 hrs IST: Stephen O Keefe is promoted to No 4. So the Australian spinner looks another certainity for the Pune Test. If he manages to get some runs under his belt, it would certainly please the Aussie camp.
13:40 hrs IST: Maxwell was promoted to No 3 for some batting practice, but Saini denied him that opportunity. The ball managed to breach the gap between bat and pad to disrupt his furniture. Maxwell out on 1 off 11 balls. Australia 32 for two after 7 overs.
13:35 hrs IST: Meanwhile, big news coming out of the IPL. MS Dhoni has been removed as Rising Pune Supergiants captain. Read more here.
13:34 hrs IST: First break for India A. Australia opener Matt Renshaw is bowled for 10. Australia 27 for one after 4.4 overs. David Warner in T20-mode. Five boundaries already in his 21 off 20 balls as Australia race to 32 for one in five overs.
12:55 hrs IST: This is also Iyer’s career best score. He betters his 200 against Punjab in a Ranji Trophy match at Wankhede Stadium in 2015-16 season. India A all out for 403 in 91.5 overs. Iyer remains unbeaten on 202 after Saini is caught in slips for 4 off Lyon, who claims his fourth wicket of the innings. 8.5 overs is all Australia took after lunch to claim the remaining four wickets. Australia take 56 runs lead.
12:52 hrs IST: Double century for Iyer in just 210 balls. Three consecutive boundaries and a six off Stephen Keefe to take 18 runs of the over. India A also cross the 400-run mark.
12:47 hrs IST: Dinda departs for 2. Soft dismissal at short leg. Peter Handscomb makes no mistake. Third wicket for Nathan Lyon. India A 381 for 9 after 89.5 overs. Last man Navdeep Saini joins Iyer, who is on 184.
12:34 hrs IST: O’Keefe denied a hat-trick chance. K Gowtham is bowled for 74 and Shahbaz Nadeem is trapped leg before. Aussies getting the breakthroughs needed immediately after lunch break. India A 372 for 8
11:45 hrs IST: India A 347 for six at lunch break. Iyer on 166 while K Gowtham is on 66. Their partnership is now 114 runs. The hosts have added 171 runs in 32 overs to their overnight score of 176/4. Aussies feeling the heat perhaps.
11:24 hrs IST: Half-century for K Gowtham. It comes in just 43 balls which include six boundaries and three sixes. The Karnataka lad is turning out to be a revelation with his clean hitting. India A race to 339 for six after 80 overs.
11:07 hrs IST: Maxwell drops a sitter. K Gowtham gets down on one knee to hit over midwicket, but mistimes it. Maxwell is in good position to take the catch but still misses it. The ball rolls over the rope for a boundary. Gowtham gets a reprieve on 14. 300 up for India A in 73.1 overs. Iyer going strong on 153 while K Gowtham too showing his aggressive streak against the Aussie spinners with 33 off 30 balls.
11:00 hrs IST: 150 for Shreyas Iyer. The Mumbai batsman deploys the late cut to Nathan Lyon as the Australian spinner concedes 16 runs off his first over of the second spell. india A 279 for 6 after 70 overs
10:50 hrs IST: 250 up for India A in 67 overs. Iyer dealing in boundaries since morning. 10th time he has sent the ball to the fence in 44 balls he has faced so far.
10:30 hrs IST: Out! Ishan Kishan gives a simple catch to wicketkeeper Matthew Wade. Mitchell Marsh is successful in taking the edge for 4. India A in trouble after 234 for 6 in 64 overs
10:21 hrs IST: Out! Stephen O Keefe strikes in his first over of the day. Rishabh Pant steps out, but ends up giving a simple catch to the bowler. The Delhi dasher is dismissed for 21 (3x4s). India A 227 for 5 after 91 overs
10:09 hrs IST: Lyon looks clearly frustrated as Shreyas Iyer slams two boundaries off his over. It also brings up the 50-run partnership between Iyer and Rishabh Pant. India A 226 for four after 59 overs. Iyer on 117 and Pant on 21
09:45 hrs IST: Century for Shreyas Iyer. Two consecutive boundaries, one past gullly and then a crisp straight drive, to bring up his 100 off 103 balls. This is Iyer’s second ton after one against Bangladesh in a tour game.
09:35 hrs IST: Shreyas Iyer slams a boundary through covers on the first ball he faces off Bird, who has been Australia’s most impresisve bowler in this game
09:30 hrs IST: Jackson Bird begins the proceedings on the final day of the tour game. Two slips and a gully in place. Rishabh Pant on strike. India A resume at 176 for four.
Nathan Lyon took two wickets and Jackson Bird both took two wickets, but Shreyas Iyer scored a brilliant fifty to lead the fightback for India A.
Earlier in the day, Matthew Wade and Mitchell Marsh scored quick-fire fifties as Australia declared their first innings on 469/7.