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Board President’s XI vs Australia, Highlights: Ashton Agar 4/44, AUS win by 103 runs

Riding on Ashton Agar’s four-wicket haul, Australia beat Board President XI by 103 runs in their only warm-up game ahead of the limited-overs series against India. Catch full cricket score and highlights of Board President’s XI vs Australia here

cricket Updated: Sep 12, 2017 18:20 IST
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Australia beat Board President’s XI by 103 runs in their only warm-up game ahead of the India series. Catch full score and highlights of the Board President’s XI vs Australia game here
Australia beat Board President’s XI by 103 runs in their only warm-up game ahead of the India series. Catch full score and highlights of the Board President’s XI vs Australia game here (AFP)

Ashton Agar picked up 4/44 as Australia completed a clinical 103-run victory in their tour game against Board President’s XI. The visitors scored 347 for 7 after Marcus Stoinis top-scored with 76 while the likes of David Warner, Steve Smith and Travis Head also chipped in with aggressive fifties. For Board President’s XI, Washington Sundar was the pick of the bowlers with 2/23 in the warm-up game at Chennai’s MA Chidambaram Stadium. This was Australia’s first warm-up game before the five-match ODI series starts September 17. Australia are coming off a Test series in Bangladesh. The Aussies, who lost the first Test in Dhaka, bounced back to level in Chittagong. Catch full cricket score and highlights of the match between Board President’s XI and Australia here

17:45 hrs IST: That’s it. Thank you for joining us.

17:39 hrs IST: OUT! And that’s it. Australia beat Board President XI by 103 runs. What a performance!

17:25 hrs IST: A complete all-round performance from Australia so far.

17:10 hrs IST: Karnewar is looking aggressive now...Has raced to 40 off just 27 deliveries.

16:58 hrs IST: Seems all too easy for Australia now. Has been a good start for them.

16:42 hrs IST: Australia are closing in on victory. They require only two wickets to get their tour off to a magnificent start.

16:31 hrs IST: WICKET! Ashton Agar gets his second wicket. Govinda Poddar departs for 3. The end is near for Board President’s XI.

16:27 hrs IST: WICKET! Gurkeerat Singh falls to Ashton Agar and with that, one feels the hopes of the Indian Board President’s XI. Ashton Agar with the wicket.

16:15 hrs IST: Board President’s XI need a run-rate of over 10 to overhaul this target. Big responsibility on Gurkeerat Singh Mann.

16:07 hrs IST: WICKET! Nitish Rana is run-out by Steve Smith. Board President’s XI are stumbling badly in their chase of 348. Nitish Rana run-out Steve Smith 19 (21).

15:49 hrs IST: WICKET! Stoinis cleans up Shreevats Goswami for 43. Big task ahead for Gurkeerat Singh Mann to revive the Board President’s XI.

15:30 hrs IST: WICKET! Adam Zampa strikes as he gets his first wicket, Mayank Agarwal holes out to David Warner at long on to depart for 42. Board President’s XI 89/2 in the 19th over. Falling behind slightly.

15:08 hrs IST: 70 for one at the end of 15. The run-rate is a decent 4:62.

15:03 hrs IST: A fifty-plus stand between Goswami and Agarwal has put Board President’s XI in a bit of control. At the end of 14 overs, BP XI are 65 for 1 after losing their wicket at 10.

14:58 hrs IST: 54 for 1 after 12 overs. Goswami 22*. Agarwal 25*

14:51 hrs IST: 42 for one after 10 overs. Retaining wickets key for Board President’s XI. Goswami 16*, Agarwal 20*. James Faulkner is the fourth Aussie bowler in operation after Nathan Coulter Nile, Kane Richardson and Travis Head.

14:45 hrs IST: Shreevats Goswami (13) and Mayank Agarwal (19) are trying to put on a partnership. After 9 overs, Board President’s XI are 38 for one wicket.

14:28 hrs IST: WICKET! Rahul Tripathi departs as he edges Kane Richardson to Matthew Wade. Board President’s XI 20/1 (5.4 overs).

14:08 hrs IST: Welcome back to the chase. Nathan Coulter-Nile will start off proceedings while Rahul Tripathi and Sreevats Goswami will open the batting for Board President’s XI.

13:24 hrs IST: Australia end on 347/7 with Marcus Stoinis on 76. The run-rate in the last couple of overs was well over 10.

13:15 hrs IST: Matthew Wade (45) and Marcus Stoinis (76) depart in quick succession but Australia have posted a great total.

13:09 hrs IST: 17 runs in the 48th over. Carnage from Matthew Wade as he nears a fifty too. Australia 331/5 after 48 overs.

13:03 hrs IST: 16 runs in the 47th over. Can Stoinis score a century? Australia 314/5 after 47 overs.

12:58 hrs IST: 19 runs in the 46th over and Australia are eyeing a score in the range of 320-330.

12:43 hrs IST: FIFTY! Stoinis becomes the fourth Australian to hit a fifty in this match. The top order have had a decent hit. Australia 269/5 after 42.3 overs.

12:37 hrs IST: WICKET! Akshay Karnewar gets the big wicket of Travis Head for 65. All eyes on Stoinis and the lower order to keep Australia’s momentum going. Australia 249/5 after 40.3 overs.

12:35 hrs IST: Both Head and Stoinis are batting aggressively. After 40 overs, Australia are 246/4 and on course for a 300-plus total.

12:28 hrs IST: Travis Head joins David Warner and Steve Smith in hitting a fifty. Australia look good to go past 300.

12:21 hrs IST: Marcus Stoinis slams two sixes and Australia’s run-rate is over six again. Travis Head is nearing fifty.

12:05 hrs IST: Travis Head is playing a good knock. However, the run-rate has dipped. Australia’s familiar problems against spin continue. Australia 179/4 after 32 overs.

11:54 hrs IST: WICKET! Australia are once again collapsing in a heap. Glenn Maxwell is caught and bowled by Washington Sundar for 14. The off-spinner gets his second wicket. Australia 160/4 after 29 overs.

11:40 hrs IST: After 25 overs, Australia are 138/3. Can they get past 300?

11:38 hrs IST: WICKET! Washington Sundar dismissed his Rising Pune Supergiant team-mate and captain Steve Smith for 55. Australia are 135/3 in 23.3 overs.

11:31 hrs IST: FIFTY for the Australian skipper and he continues to lead by example. Australia are making rapid progress, scoring at over six runs an over. After 22 overs, the visitors are 134/2.

11:23 hrs IST: WICKET! Kushang Patel gets the massive wicket of David Warner for 64 but Steve Smith is nearing a fifty. Australia 120/2 after 20 overs.

11:10 hrs IST: Warner is looking in fabulous touch. Steve Smith is also nearing a fifty but the left-hander’s strike-rate is 133.3

11:01 hrs IST: David Warner’s good form continues as he slams a fifty off 43 balls. The knock has included eight fours so far. Australia in a good position.

10:43 hrs IST: After 10 overs, Australia are 56/1. Smith is on 29* while Warner is on 24*.

10:30 hrs IST: Warner and Smith are scoring at a brisk rate. Sandeep Sharma getting some punishment. Australia 40/1 after seven overs.

10:14 hrs IST: David Warner and Steve Smith get going with boundaries. These two hold the key for Australia on this whole tour.

10:09 hrs IST: No runs off the bat yet. Two wides are bowled and after two overs, Australia are 2/1.

10:04 hrs IST: WICKET! What a start for the Board President’s XI. Avesh Khan, who played for Sunrisers Hyderabad in the IPL, strikes with the second ball of the match as Hilton Cartwright is caught by Gurkeerat Singh Mann. Hilton Cartwright c Gurkeerat b Avesh Khan 0 (2). Australia 0/1.

09:55 hrs IST: Australia have won the toss and chosen to bat in the warm-up game. This is the only match for Steve Smith’s side before the first ODI starting on September 17 in Chennai.

Steve Smith’s Australian cricket team will play five ODIs and three Twenty20 Internationals against Virat Kohli’s Indian cricket team starting on September 17. Before the series begin, Australia will play a warm-up game against a Board President’s XI side that will be captained by Gurkeerat Singh Mann. The visitors, though, have suffered a big jolt with Aaron Finch missing the game due to injury.

The Board President’s XI team consists of upcoming youngsters like Nitish Rana, Washington Sundar but surprisingly, there is no place for Yuvraj Singh. Australia’s last limited-overs tour to India was in 2013 where they lost the one-off T20I and the seven-match ODI series 3-2