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Umesh Yadav, R Ashwin dismantle Australia A top order before Cameron Green frustrates on Day 2

Australia A were reduced to 98/5 before Cameron Green (114*) launched a resistance against the Indian bowlers.

By: Sports Desk | Updated: December 7, 2020 2:06:28 pm
Umesh Yadav, Ravichandran Ashwin and Mohammad Siraj were among the wickets for India A on Day 2. (Twitter/BCCI)

Umesh Yadav and Ravichandran Ashwin were at their best on the second day of the three-day practice match India A are playing against Australia A at the Drummoyne Oval on Monday, but an unbeaten 114 by Cameron Green ensured the hosts ended the day at 286/8, with a lead of 39 runs.

Earlier, the Ajinkya Rahane-led Indian side declared their innings at 247/9 in the first session of the day. Rahane, the top scorer from the first day, remained unbeaten on 117.

With Mohammad Siraj also getting among the wickets in the first half of Day 2, Australia A were reduced to 98/5.

Cameron Green and Tim Paine then came together to add 104 runs for the 6th wicket partnership. As play restarted in the evening session, it was Umesh Yadav again who got the breakthrough, getting Paine caught out by Prithvi Shaw at backward square leg.

Green stuck on at the other end, taking the Australia A score across India A in the last hour of the day.

Brief Scores: AUS A 286/8 (Green 114*, Paine 44, Umesh 3/44, Ashwin 2/58) lead India A 247/9 declared (Rahane 117*) by 39 runs


India A 1st innings: 257-9 declared

Prithvi Shaw c Paine b James Pattinson 0
Shubman Gill c Marcus Harris b Neser 0
Cheteshwar Pujara c Marcus Harris b James Pattinson 54
Hanuma Vihari lbw b Bird 15
Ajinkya Rahane not out 117
Wriddhiman Saha lbw b Head 0
Ravichandran Ashwin lbw b James Pattinson 5
Kuldeep Yadav c Will Pucovski b Head 15
Umesh Yadav lbw b Neser 24
Mohammed Siraj c Paine b Steketee 0
Kartik Tyagi not out 1

Extras: (B-1, LB-10, W-2, NB-3) 16
Total: (9 wkts, 93 Overs) 247
Fall of Wickets: 0-1, 6-2, 40-3, 116-4, 121-5, 128-6, 197-7, 235-8, 246-9.

Bowler: James Pattinson 19-5-58-3, Michael Neser 20-6-55-2, Jackson Bird 19.3-6-34-1, Cameron Green 8-4-9-0, Mark Steketee 15.3-3-56-1, Travis Head 11-3-24-2.

Australia A 1st Innings:

Will Pucovski c Shubman Gill b Umesh 1
Joe Burns c W Saha b Umesh 4
Marcus Harris c Rahane b Ashwin 35
Travis Head b Siraj 18
Cameron Green batting 114
Nic Maddinson lbw b Ashwin 23
Tim Paine c Prithvi Shaw b Umesh 44
James Pattinson c W Saha b Siraj 3
Michael Neser run out (Siraj) 33
Mark Steketee batting 1

Extras: (B-2, LB-5, W-2, NB-1) 10
Total: (8 wkts, 85 Overs) 286
Fall of Wickets: 4-1, 5-2, 60-3, 68-4, 98-5, 202-6, 220-7, 269-8.

Bowler: Umesh Yadav 18-3-44-3, Mohammed Siraj 19-4-71-2, Kartik Tyagi 9-1-51-0, Ravichandran Ashwin 19-2-58-2, Kuldeep Yadav 14-2-41-0, Hanuma Vihari 6-2-14-0.

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