Indians vs Australia A highlights, day 3 warm-up match: McDermott, Wildermuth hit centuries as pink-ball practice match ends in a draw
India A vs Australia A highlights, day 3: Indians declared overnight to set Australia A a huge target of 473. Hanuma Vihari and Rishabh Pant slammed centuries and remained unbeaten on 104 and 103 respectively at stumps on day 2 to set India up for a big win. Now it will be up to Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Navdeep Saini and Mohammed Siraj to show their mettle with the pink ball on day 3 in Sydney.
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Match drawn! Australia A finish on 307/4 as both teams fist bump and decide for the draw. 15 overs left but after McDermott and Wildermuth’s centuries, both teams settle for a draw
Wildermuth completes his century now! Both batsmen get to the three-digit score in the same over. Australia A getting some good batting practice against this impressive Indian bowling attack.
Century for Ben McDermott! A single down to fine leg brings up a fabulous century for Ben McDermott. Prithvi Shaw bowling some gifts to both batsmen. Australia A 283/4. Wildermuth approaching a hundred of his own, on 97.
McDermott cracks a boundary to enter the 90s, but Jack Wildermuth is closing in on his partners’s sore quickly. He’s sprinted to 76 off 76.
Fifty for Jack Wildermuth! He’s really tucking in into the Indian attack. The partnership between McDermott and Wildermuth has reached 96 off 114 balls. Australia A 238/4, needing another 235 runs to win. Can one of these two emerge to solve Australia’s selection woes ahead of the first Test?
Chance Missed! The ball flies off the top edge of Wildermuth’s bat and Jasprit Bumrah running in from fine leg can’t complete the catch. The ball seemingly dropped on him as he went for the catch. Rammed his knees into the ground but fortunately, no harm done and he’s fine. Australia A 216/4
Dinner Break! Australia A end the session on 200/4, need another 273 runs to win. The final session remains. Indians need six more wickets.
OUT! Indians have struck with the prized wicket of Alex Carey. The wicketkeeper batsman was looking so good until he was out to part-timer Hanuma Vihari, caught by substitute Kuldeep Yadav. A much-needed breakthrough for the Indians. Australia A lose their fourth wicket for 142.
Fifty for BenMcDermott! He’s played a fine innings for Australia A. With 12 boundaries, McDermott continues to take the fight to the Indians. He and Carey have completed a century partnership for the fourth wicket. Australia A 138/4
Ben McDermott standing up to the Indian attack. He’s moved to 31 off 67. Meanwhile, Carey continues to grow in confidence by smacking consecutive boundaries - creamed through the of side - off Bumrah to reach 45. The 100 is up for Australia A. Four boundaries off the over as McDermott hits a couple if splendid cover drives for fours to end the over.
End of 1st session on day 3: That will be tea on day 3. Carey and McDermott have ensured there are no further losses for Australia A. They reach 89 for 3, need 384 more runs to win.
Attacking Carey helps Australia fight back: Australia A captain Alex Carey is leading the fightback after the Indian seamers ran through their top-order. This partnership between Carey and McDermott have just started shape things back Australia’s way. Australia A 84/2
Fifty up for Australia A: A little partnership between captain Alex Carey and Ben McDermott has just started to get Australia back on track. India still on top though.
OUT! Wicket off the first ball for Mohammed Siraj, what a start to his spell. Maddinson looking to be positive but hits one in the air and provides a simple catch. India have got three out quickly now.
2 fours for Maddinson! That’s give Maddinson and the Australians some confidence. One off the front, straight down the ground and another one off the backfoot against Bumrah.
Ben McDermott walks out to bat at No.4 for Australia A
OUT! Another one for Mohammed Shami. Both the Australian openers dismissed cheaply. It’s Joe Burns this time. That was a Shami special, it just came back in from length and Burns was caught in the middle, neither forward nor back and it hit him in front. Australia A 11/2
Nic Maddinson is the new man i n for Australia A
OUT! Mohammed Shami strikes for India. The leg side traps has worked. Marcus Harris would be mightily disappointed with that shot. It was set up for him and he fell into it. On the pads with the a leg slip, Harris flicks it straight into his hands and India have their first breakthrough. Australia 6/1
Australia openers walk out: Marcus Harris and Joe Burns have made their way out into the centre. This could well be Australia’s opening pair in the first Test too in a few days’ time, explaining the value of this period of play for both sides.
Overnight declaration: India have decided to declare with their overnight score of 386 for 4. It’s over to India’s seamers now as Australia A need 473 to win.
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