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India vs Australia A, 2nd Practice Match Day 3, Highlights: How the Aussies fought back for a draw

India vs Australia A (IND vs AUS) 2nd Practice Highlights: The three-day pink-ball game between Australia A and India ended in a draw.

By: Sports Desk | Updated: December 13, 2020 6:01:31 pm
india vs australia aIndia vs Australia A Practice Live Score: All to play for on the final day. (BCCI Photo)

India vs Australia A 2nd Practice Highlights:  Hundreds from Ben McDermott Jack Wildermuth helped Australia A to a draw in the three-day warmup match against India. Their partnership crossed the 150-run mark as the hosts recovered from 25/3 to 307/4 before play was called off for the day.

Earlier, India’s Shubman Gill pushed his claims to make his debut in the opening test against Australia in Adelaide with a classy 65 in the warmup match as the touring side’s batsmen made merry against their injury-hit opponents on Saturday. Regular India opener Mayank Agarwal also spent time in the middle during his knock of 61 while Hanuma Vihari and Rishabh Pant made unbeaten centuries.

After Australia’s all-rounder and test hopeful, Cameron Green was ruled out due to concussion on Friday, the local side also lost seamer Sean Abbott to injury as India moved on to 386 for four, extending their lead to 472 in the three-day match. Scroll down for full highlights-

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India vs Australia A: Highlights

15:31 (IST)13 Dec 2020
Match Drawn

Drawn match at the SCG. Centuries to Ben McDermott and Jack Wildermuth saved the game for Australia A. But this absolutely brilliant from Australians. They were 25/3 before the partnership between McDermott and Wildermuth came to the rescue. 

India: 194 and 386/4d

Australia: 108 and 307/4

15:31 (IST)13 Dec 2020
100!

CENTURY! The second first-class hundred for Ben McDermott. A really good innings after Australia A lost three early wickets and a defeat seemed quite probable.

14:37 (IST)13 Dec 2020
Back LIVE!

And it is a well-composed half-century for Wildermuth

13:51 (IST)13 Dec 2020
Dinner Break

Australia A 200/4 (55), need 273 runs to win. A good session for Australia A and just one wicket for India, courtesy Hanuma Vihari's part-time offspin. Will India go for the kill in the final session? Stay tuned 

13:09 (IST)13 Dec 2020
WICKET!

India have bounced back in the most unexpected way! Hanuma Vihari does his magic with the ball and gets Carey dismissed, thanks to a catch by substitute Kuldeep Yadav. The batsman departs on 58. On comes Jack Wildermuth. AUSA: 154/4 (47 overs)

12:40 (IST)13 Dec 2020
Carey, McDermott hit half-tons

Both Carey (56*) and McDermott (56*) are on a mission right now by the looks of it. By punishing Shami with a barrage of boundaries in the previous over, they upped their partnership up to 100, and they play it safe in Siraj's over. AUSA: 135/3 (40 overs)

12:09 (IST)13 Dec 2020
Australia cross century mark

After both the batsmen took Bumrah to the cleaners with four boundaries in the same over, Australia cross the 100-run mark. Carey reaches his fifty soon after in just 73 balls, with seven boundaries. A captain's innings so far. AUSA: 111/3 (33 overs)

11:52 (IST)13 Dec 2020
Second session resumes...

Alex Carey (37* off 51) and Ben McDermott (30* off 60) resume the action in the second session of the final day! Bumrah restarts the proceedings with a maiden over. Siraj follows it up with an economical over, conceding just a single. AUSA: 90/3 (28 overs)

11:11 (IST)13 Dec 2020
Carey, McDermott lead charge for hosts
10:41 (IST)13 Dec 2020
Australia bounce back in style

With help from his captain Carey (29*), Ben McDermott (25*) has somewhat stabilised the Australian chase. A flurry of boundaries and the occasional singles have kept the run counter ticking. The hosts still have a mountain to climb. AUSA: 77/3 (20 overs)

10:04 (IST)13 Dec 2020
WICKET!

Mohammed Siraj joins the attack for the visitors and he reaps rewards off the very first ball! He sends back Maddinson as he is caught out by fellow pacer Navdeep Saini. The batsman departs for 14. Alex Carey comes on next. AUSA: 29/3 (12 overs)

09:50 (IST)13 Dec 2020
SHAMI AGAIN!

Shami is on a roll! He gets his second wicket of the day as he traps Joe Burns between the wickets. The opener's dismal afternoon comes to an end as he walks off for just 1. Maddinson smacks Bumrah for two fours in the next over. AUSA: 21/2 (10 overs)

09:22 (IST)13 Dec 2020
WICKET!

GONE! Marcus Harris goes back to the pavilion early on in the innings as he is dismissed by Shami. The batsman tried to nick the ball behind for a four but he is caught by Prithvi Shaw. Harris departs on 5. Next up, Nic Maddinson. AUSA: 6/1 (4.1 overs)

09:10 (IST)13 Dec 2020
Harris, Burns begin the chase

Marcus Harris and Joe Burns are at the crease at the start of the third day after India declared on 386/4. Mohammad Shami opens the attack for the visitors and he comes up with a maiden. Burns opens the hosts account in the next over. AUSA: 2/0 (2 overs)

08:50 (IST)13 Dec 2020
Hello and welcome!

Hello and welcome to the live commentary of the warmup match between India and Australia before the start of the Test series on December 17. After Rishabh Pant's final over blitzkrieg on the second day, India will look to build on the agony of the hosts. They will start the final day on 386/4 with a massive 472-run lead. Hanuma Vihari (104*) and Rishabh Pant (103*) are in the middle.

Australia A Squad:

Playing: Joe Burns, Marcus Harris, Nic Maddinson, Ben McDermott, Jack Wildermuth, Alex Carey (c & wk), Sean Abbott, Will Sutherland, Mitchell Swepson, Mark Steketee, Patrick Rowe, Harry Conway, Cameron Green

India Squad:

Playing: Prithvi Shaw, Mayank Agarwal, Shubman Gill, Hanuma Vihari, Ajinkya Rahane (c), Rishabh Pant (wk), Wriddhiman Saha, Navdeep Saini, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj, Jasprit Bumrah