The India A cricket team suffered a humiliating eight-wicket loss to Australia after being shot out for a mere 55 runs in the opening match of a quadrangular One-Day series here today.
Put in to bat, India’s innings folded in just 15.4 overs with only one batsman Axar Patel (15) getting into double figures.
The Australian pace duo of Chris Tremain and Daniel Worrall shared nine wickets between them to wreck India’s
line-up before the local side sailed home in 17.1 overs losing just two wickets in the process.
While Tremain knocked off 5/25 in 7 overs, Worrall picked up 4/26 in 7.4 overs.
In a dismal batting performance, half the Indian team found itself back in the pavillion with just 22 runs on the
board. But for Patel’s 15-run cameo, the score could have been even lower.
In response, Australian opener Kurtis Patterson (23 not out) Marcus Stonis (19) ensured that the home team chased down the target easily.
India A will play their second game against South Africa A on August 17.
India A: 55 all out in 15.4 overs (Axar Patel 15, Chris Tremain 5/25)
Australia A: 56/2 in 17.1 overs (Kurtis Patterson 23 not out).