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India vs Australia A 2nd Practice Match, Day 2 Highlights: Rishabh Pant slams 100 in 73 balls, play ends

India vs Australia A (IND vs AUS) 2nd Highlights: Rishabh Pant raced to a century in the day's final over to cap a dominant day for India's batters.

By: Sports Desk | Updated: December 13, 2020 8:29:37 am
ind vs ausIND vs AUS A: Mayank Agarwal took his time before hitting a solid half century. (Twitter)

India vs Australia A 2nd Practice Highlights: Rishabh Pant raced to a century in the day’s final over to cap a dominant day for India’s batters. At Stumps on Day 2, India are 386/4 and have a commanding lead of 472 runs over Australia A.

Earlier, a ruthless Indian seam attack by Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami rattled Australia A side on day one of the three-day tour game in Sydney. Batting first India were in a spot of bother at 111/7 but Bumrah’s maiden first-class fifty took India to a respectable 194. In reply, the hosts were bowled out for 108 as Shami (3/29), Bumrah (2/33), and Saini (3/19) bowled a fiery spell.

This day-night game in Sydney will allow the players to get a feel of conditions during India’s first-ever overseas day-night Test.

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

Bench: Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kuldeep Yadav, Umesh Yadav, KL Rahul

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
Bench: Moises Henriques

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India vs Australia A Tour Match Day 2: Highlights

17:34 (IST)12 Dec 2020
Watch Rishabh Pant:
17:09 (IST)12 Dec 2020
Pant reaches 100!

Rishabh Pant slams 22 in the last over of play and reaches his 100 in just 73 balls.

16:47 (IST)12 Dec 2020

100 for Hanuma Vihari, a solid knock and that cements his place at number 6. Surely would be promoted to no.4 once Kohli leaves.

16:34 (IST)12 Dec 2020
How good was Pant today?
16:17 (IST)12 Dec 2020
Rishabh is smoking it into the stands.

And what a way to reach the half-century with a beautiful shot. Pant is now 53 off just 43 balls. Score after 81 overs, IND 322/4


15:58 (IST)12 Dec 2020
IND get a move on

Play has resumed at SCG after rain break with Aussies resorting to the spin of Swepson and Maddinson. Pant and Vihari are helping themselves to some easy runs here, smashing the ball around the park. Pant hit two massive sixes, Vihari into 80s. Score after 75 overs, IND 291/4

15:57 (IST)12 Dec 2020

Play resumes after the brief rain delay.

14:42 (IST)12 Dec 2020
Day 2: Rain stopped play

The heavens have opened up again and that means a stop in play! IND - 249/4 (69.3) | India lead by 335 runs

14:35 (IST)12 Dec 2020

Rahane goes for another low score after a good start! Slightest of edges through to the keeper. Rahane c Carey b Steketee 38(71) Rahane made 38. Score after 68 overs, IND- 242/4

13:59 (IST)12 Dec 2020
End of Session 2:

The second session comes to an end and India have reached a score of 222/3. Vihari remains unbeaten on 57* and giving him company is Ajinkya Rahane on 26*. India lead by 308 runs

13:29 (IST)12 Dec 2020
50 for Hanuma Vihari

So here comes the third fifty for India on Day 2. After Gill and Agarwal, Hanuma Vihari also put claims on a spot in the middle order in the upcoming Test's Playing XI. Vihari scored fifty off 100 balls. He along with Rahana stitched a 50-run partnership.

India 211/3, Vihari 51, Rahane 21

13:11 (IST)12 Dec 2020
Hanuma Vihari getting comfortable

Indian batters are enjoying their stay at the middle against Aussie bowlers. After Gill and Agarwal scored 50s, Hanuma Vihari is nearing his fifty with a 35-run stand with Ajinkya Rahane.
India 196/3, Vihari 41, Rahane 16

12:38 (IST)12 Dec 2020
Agarwal falls after 53-run partnership with Vihari

After Shubman Gill getting out for 65, Mayank Agarwal and Hanuma Vihari stitched a 53-run partnership for the fourth wicket before Agarwal was caught by Patrick Rowell for 61.
India 163/3 in 42 overs

12:05 (IST)12 Dec 2020
Mayank Agarwal reaches 50

After Shubman Gill's half-century, Mayank Agarwal also smashed his half-ton on Day 2. He hit six and four on consecutive delivery from Swepson to reach his fifty. Agarwal completed his 50 in 91 balls and took India to 137/2 in 33 overs.

11:55 (IST)12 Dec 2020
Was Shubman Gill out?

With no DRS and Snickometer technique available in the practice game, an unhappy Gill had to walk out as umpire's decision could not be challenged. India lost their second wicket after a 104-run partnership between Gill and Mayank Agarwal. India had lost their first wicket in second over of the day when Prithvi Shaw was caught at cover-point. [Read More]

11:02 (IST)12 Dec 2020
Swepson strikes, Gill out

In-form Shubman Gill got out. Swepson bowls. On the stumps and Gill looks to flick it. He missed it but the bowler appeals for lbw. The umpires gave Gill out for the edge caught at the slip. Gill shows unhappiness over the decision. Hanuma Vihari is the news man in. 

India 109/2 Mayank Agarwal 36*, Vihari 0*

10:52 (IST)12 Dec 2020
Conway joins Green, ruled out of ongoing tour game

Australian cricket's injury woes continued on Saturday with medium pacer Harry Conway ruled out of the ongoing pink ball warm-up match against India after suffering a delayed concussion. Mark Steketee was named as Conway's concussion replacement for the final two days of the game. 

10:46 (IST)12 Dec 2020
100 up for India

With a steady batting show by Shubman Gill and Mayank Agarwal took India past 100/1 in 22.4 overs. Gill smashed a stylish fifty, while Agarwal has reached 34. India 100/1 in 22.4 overs

10:24 (IST)12 Dec 2020
Impressive fifty by Shubman Gill

With drives after drives, Shubman Gill reached his fifty off 49 balls. The stylish batsman along with Mayank Agarwal have taken India to 80/1 in 17 overs. Shaw had departed when India were at 4. Impressive show by Gill.
IND 80/1 in 17 overs
Gill 52*, Agarwal 24*

09:50 (IST)12 Dec 2020
Steady start for India

Led by Shubman Gill's classic drives, India reached 51/1 in 10 overs. The stylish batter is on 34 off 33 balls.