Monday 18 February 2013 

Australia Survive Follow-On To Draw Tour Game

Australia Survive Follow-On To Draw Tour Game
Australia Survive Follow-On To Draw Tour Game
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India A 451 (Tiwary 129, Agar 3-107) drew with
Australians 235 (Watson 84) & 195-3
Tour Match, Chennai
Day One | Day Two

The touring Australian side closed their game against India 'A' on 195 for three in their second innings having earlier been asked to follow on.

Despite Shane Watson's 84, they were dismissed for 235 but half-centuries in the second innings from Watson and Ed Cowan saw them end the game strongly.

Australia resumed the day on 131 for four and could add only 104 more runs through their middle and lower order. Matthew Wade made 44 and Moises Henqirues 33 but thereafter there was little resistance.

Rakesh Dhruve picked up figures of five for 51 and Jalaj Saxena four for 61 to force Australia to bat again.

This time, the visitors were far more assured, Watson making 60 in 63 balls and Cowan 53 in 81 in an opening partnership worth 104.

Phil Hughes then fell for 19 but with Usman Khawaja unbeaten on 30 and Wade on 19, Australia reached a comfortable position before both sides shook hands on the draw.

The opening Test between Australia and India begins on Friday (22nd February) in Chennai.

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