India ‘A’ fail to impress as Australia reach 327/3 on Day 1 of warm-up game: As it happened

Australia score 327 runs on day one of the warm-up game against India A after centuries from Steve Smith, Shaun Marsh.

By: Express Web Desk | Mumbai | Updated: February 19, 2017 8:51 am
india a vs australia score, india a vs australia warm up score, cricket score, cricket Steve Smith scored 107 runs and decided to retire hurt. (Source: BCCI)

1645 hrs IST: STUMPS! Australia end day one at 327 for the loss of three wickets. Steve Smith and Shaun Marsh retired hurt after making centuries. Handscomb scored 45 runs. Good day for them. India A will be disappointed with the result of day one after taking two early wickets

1635 hrs IST: Couple of maiden over from India A. Australia remain at 323 for the loss of three wickets. A long day in the field for the Indians. Australia making most of it

1627 hrs IST: The shoulders of the Indian fielders have dropped. Nothing worked for them today. Only the three wickets. Four overs remaining and the ball is six overs old now

1615 hrs IST: Six overs remaining in the day’s play. Australia have completely dominated this day. Two centuries and only three wickets lost. They are 320 for the loss of three wickets after 84 overs

1607 hrs IST: Matthew Wade is the new man in for Australia. Mitchell Marsh is at the other end. Only nine overs left in the day. Australia move on to 310 for the loss of three wickets

1602 hrs IST: WICKET! A wicket after long for India A. Hardik Pandya dismisses Peter Handscomb. They wait for a long time Pandya has Handscomb caught by Panchal. A wicket for India A after conceding 250 runs. Handscomb is out for 45

1559 hrs IST: Hardik Pandya bowling for India A. Australia are 305 for the loss of two wickets after Handscomb hits another boundary to move on to 45*. He has batted nicely in Mumbai

1556 hrs IST: 80 over bowled and Australia bring up their 300. They haven’t lost third wicket. Peter Handscomb and Mitchell Marsh still at the crease. Smith and Shaun Marsh retired hurt after making centuries

1550 hrs IST: Shaun Marsh retired hurt after his century. He is replaced by his brother Mitchell Marsh. No success yet for Indian bowlers. They continue to struggle as Australia pile runs

1545 hrs IST: That’s 100 for Shaun Marsh. He has gotten to the three figure mark in 171 balls and smashed 11 fours and a single six in his innings.

1525 hrs IST: 71 overs bowled and Australia are 260 for the loss of two wickets. Handscomb unbeaten on 26 and Shaun Marsh batting on 82. India A bowlers still struggling

1513 hrs IST: 250 up for Australia. Still only two wickets down. Steve Smith had retired hurt himself for 107. Shaun Marsh now approaching a hundred. Peter Handscomb also getting runs

1508 hrs IST: Peter Handscomb now getting into the act. Creams one for four. Indian continuing with Priyank Panchal and Shreyas Iyer, the part-time bowlers

1500 hrs IST: Australia batsmen Shaun Marsh and Peter Handscomb comfortable in the middle as part-timers in operation in the middle from India A. Nothing troubling them here

1450 hrs IST: Priyan Panchal the bowler now for India. He is the sixth bowler India have used today. Still no wicket after that Renshaw wicket way back in the 17th over. 62nd in progress

1444 hrs IST: Shreyas Iyer is bowling for India A. Marsh into the sixties now. He has batted with great calmness in Mumbai. Australia are 215 for the loss of two wickets

1435 hrs IST: Actually, Steve Smith has retire-hurt after the second session. He made 107*. Peter Handscomb the new man in for Australia. They are at 211 for the loss of two wickets

1433 hrs IST: Back Live in Mumbai. Australia resume the third session at 211 for the loss of two wickets. Smith 107* and Marsh 57*

1415 hrs IST: Tea in Mumbai! What a session for Australia. They score 130 runs in the second session and take Australia to 211 for the loss of two wickets at Tea. Steve Smith is unbeaten on 107 and Shaun Marsh is unbeaten on 59

1411 hrs IST: We are moving closer to Tea in Mumbai. Australia are 208 for the loss of two wickets. Steve Smith and Shaun Marsh have added 153 so far. Last over before Tea coming up

1405 hrs IST: 200 up for Australia! This some exceptional batting from the Smith-Marsh pair. Quick runs scored from them in the second session. Australia resumed at 81 for the loss of two wickets

1402 hrs IST: CENTURY! Australia captain Steve Smith has hundred against India A. He has reached their off 154 balls. Super innings from him at a strike rate of over 64

1359 hrs IST: Shabaz Nadeem back into the attack now. Australia have 10 minutes before Tea in Mumbai. Steve Smith is on 92*. Can he get a hundred? Australia are 192 for the loss of two wickets after 53 overs

1355 hrs IST: Steve Smith is into the nineties now! He has a strike rate of 61 and playing the bowlers at ease. Brilliant batting from the Australia captain to lead his team from the front once again

1348 hrs IST: FIFTY! Shaun Marsh has five fours and a six and he now brings up another half-century. Brilliant batting from him. Not looked in trouble of any sorts. Australia on the move

1344 hrs IST: So Ashok Dinda gets an extend spell of bowling but no success for him. Akhil and Dinda bowling in tandem for India A. Australia close to 200 now in Mumbai

1335 hrs IST: Akhil Herwadkar the new bowler for India A. Nothing worling for the Indians at the moment on a sunny afternoon in Mumbai. Smith-Marsh partnership blooming

1329 hrs IST: We also have the 100-runs stand up between Steve Smith and Shaun Marsh for the third wicket. Live Cricket Score of India A vs Australia is 158 for the loss of two wickets

1320 hrs IST: That is 150 up for Australia in the 40th over. Brilliant batting from Smith and Marsh. They are used to these Indian pitches in IPL and both have played here earlier

1302 hrs IST: Hardik Pandya turns back to Ashok Dinda in search of a wicket here. Australia 80 runs since the last wicket. Smith-Marsh showing their experience on these pitches

1257 hrs IST: Navdeep Saini going for six runs in that over. Australia move onto 135 for the loss of two wickets. Nadeem to continue. Live Cricket of India A vs Australia Here

1252 hrs IST: End of over number 34 and Australia are 128 for the loss of two wickets. Steve Smith and Shaun Marsh doing all the good work for them. Shahbaz Nadeem has bowled eight overs on the trot now

1240 hrs IST: FIFTY! So a great start to the tour for Steve Smith. Brings up his half-century and today he has led from the front for Australia. Playing a brilliant innings so far

1237 hrs IST: 30 overs bowled in the Australia innings. They are 117 for the loss of two wickets. Nadeem and Pandya still continuing for India

1227 hrs IST: That is 100 up for Australia. Steve Smith and Shaun Marsh have done a good job for their team. Australia are 101 for the loss of two wickets after the 28th over

1220 hrs IST: Nadeem and Pandya are bowling in tandem for India A. Australia closing in on a team hundred in Mumbai. They are at 91 for the loss of two wickets after 26 overs

1211 hrs IST: Players back in the middle for the second session of the warm-up game. Smith and Marsh to resume. Spinner Shabaz Nadeem to bowl the new over for India

1200 hrs IST: 10 minutes to go for the second session in Mumbai. If India can get rid of Steve Smith, that could well open up the Australian innings. They have some good batsmen in the ranks but the pressure can be too much

1150 hrs IST: This is what India A needed. Early wickets and then put some pressure on the new batsmen. Steve Smith in unfazed by it but it was the pressure that got rid of Matt Renshaw after a 41-ball 11

1135 hrs IST: Lunch in Mumbai. India A vs Australia live score is 81 for 2. India A will be happy with the first session. They were able to pick two wickets including the big one of David Warner in that session. Steve Smith and Shaun Marsh are the unbeaten batsmen for Australia

1131 hrs IST: Probably the last over before Lunch. India A have only used pacers in the first session so the over rate has been poor. Only the 24th over in progress in Mumbai

1125 hrs IST: India A have only used three bowlers so far. They have done an exceptional job for the team. Shaun Marsh is a slow customer but Steve Smith is looking good in the middle

1120 hrs IST: End of the 21 overs in Mumbai, Australia are 70 for the loss of two wickets. Shaun Marsh and Steve Smith trying to remain positive in the middle and they have been successful in it

1100 hrs IST: Shaun Marsh has joined Steve Smith in the middle and Australia have a lot to do after thw two wickets. Navdeep have bowled some beautiful deliveries in this spell.

1057 hrs IST: WICKET! Matt Renshaw c Ishan Kishan b Navdeep Saini. Typical fast bowler’s dismissal. Navdeep goes round the wicket and Renshaw edges one behind first ball of the 16th over. Ishan Kishan accepts the catch. Live Cricket Score of India A vs Australia

1053 hrs IST: Australia slowly rebuilding the innings now. Steve Smith and Matt Renshaw are not taking any risks. Just rotating the strike and moving the scorecard at a nice pace

1045 hrs IST: 50 up for Australia in the 15th over. 86 balls they have taken to reach there and also lost the wicket of Warner. Currently at 50 for the loss of one wickets. Live Cricket Score of India A vs Australia

1032 hrs IST: Drinks! So after one hour of play in the morning, Australia are 43 for the loss of one wicket and we have drinks in Mumbai. Renshaw batting at 9* and Steve Smith batting at 6*

1023 hrs IST: 10 overs gone and Australia are 38 for the loss of one wickets. Renshwa and Smith both batting on 5. Both have a boundary each to their name. Pandya and Navdeep bowling for India A.

1019 hrs IST: Steve Smith has joined Matt Renshaw in the middle. Australia are 33 for the loss of one wicket after nine overs. That good start is undone by the wicket of David Warner in this over

1016 hrs IST: WICKET! David Warner Navdeep Saini. The bowling change has worked for India A. Navdeep Saini gives his team the first wicket as Warner is caught behind by Ishan Kishan. He mistimed a pull shot that went high up in the air

1012 hrs IST: A minimum of 90 overs to be bowled on the first day. The CCI in Mumbai is known for some historic matches. Three-day matches may not give you a result but it can very well set the tone of the series

1007 hrs IST: Warner is scoring at almost run a ball. He is batting on 22 off just 23 balls. Australia need this kind of start from and he has the capability to turn the match in a session’s time

1001 hrs IST: Matt Renshaw also among the boundaries now. Gets one for himself. Hardik Pandya has given away 19 runs from his two overs. Dinda the more economical bowler for India A

0958 hrs IST: This is a great start for Australia. David Warner hitting a couple more boundaries and taking Australia to 30 for no loss after five overs. That is a run-rate of six runs per over

0952 hrs IST: David Warner has struck two fours so far in the first two overs. Two no-balls also bowled by the Indian bowlers. Matt Renshaw is yet to get off the mark

0946 hrs IST: Hardik Pandya going for a few runs in his first over. 11 of them. Dinda going for only one in the first over. Warner is an attacking batsman while Renshaw tries to slowly build his innings

0940 hrs IST: So after two overs, Australia are 12 for no loss. Ashok Dinda and Hardik Pandya are the two bowlers for India A. Nice start for Australia with Warner scoring 10 runs

0936 hrs IST: That is so close! Matt Renshaw survives a huge appeal off the first ball he faces. Ashok Dinda thinks he has gor his man but umpire thinks otherwise

0932 hrs IST: David Warner and Matt Renshaw are opening the batting for Australia. This is the first time that the latter is touring India with the senior time. Big test for him

0930 hrs IST: Australia will bat. There is lot of talk of how they will handle Indian spinners and this will be there first Test. While it is only three day warm-up, it can give us a fair idea of how the team will fair in India

0915 hrs IST: This is a big opportunity for the youngsters to show their potential. Kuldeep Yadav can surely make his name here and keep that spot in the Test team. He is selected for the first two Tests agaisnt Australia

0900 IST: India ‘A’ won the toss and elected to bowl in Mumbai. Australia will bat first at the Braboune stadium. Nice weather in Mumbai for cricket

The squads of the two teams are:

India ‘A’: Hardik Pandya, Priyank Panchal, Akhil Herwadkar, Shreyas Iyer, Ankit Bawne, Rishabh Pant, Ishan Kishan, K Gowtham, Ashok Dinda, Shabaz Nadeem, Nitin Saini, Baba Indrajith, Rahul Singh, Mohammed Siraj, Kuldeep Yadav

Australia: David Warner, Matt Renshaw, Steve Smith, Shaun Marsh, Peter Handscomb, Jackson Bird, Matthew Wade, Glenn Maxwell, Steve O’Keefe, Josh Hazlewood, Nathan Lyon, Mitchell Starc, Michael Swepson, Usman Khawaja, Mitchell Marsh, Ashton Agar

India ‘A’ and Australia will meet in the first game of this long tour. The visitors will get the much needed practice before much important four-match Test series against India which begins in Pune from February 23. Both teams then travel to Bangalore for the second Test. The third Test will be in Ranchi, hosting a Test for the first time and the fourth and final Test will be in Dharamsala, also a first-time Test venue.

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