Tendulkar Scores 92 In Opening Warm-Up Game
CA Chairman's XI 398-6 (Cooper 182no) drew with
Indians 320-6 (Tendulkar 92, Laxman 57)
Tour game, Canberra
India and the Cricket Australia (CA) Chairman's XI drew their two-day tour game in Canberra after half-centuries on the second day for Sachin Tendulkar, VVS Laxman and Rohit Sharma.
Tom Cooper made 182 not out after Wes Robinson scored 143 as the Australians reached 398 for six while India closed on 320 for six in reply.
Cooper faced 194 balls, hitting 24 fours and three sixes in an aggressive innings before Umesh Yadav returned figures of three for 39 and Pragyan Ojha took two for 149.
With the exception of Ajinkya Rahane, who made just three before falling to Jake Haberfeld, all of the Indian batsmen got in and enjoyed time at the crease.
Gautam Gambhir (35) and Rahul Dravid (45) fell short of half-centuries before Tendulkar stroked 92 in 132 balls, Laxman scored 57 in 76 deliveries and Sharma needed 79 balls to hit 56 not out.
Tendulkar retired eight runs short of a century which allowed Wriddaman Saha to score an unbeaten 23 after Virat Kohli was caught and bowled by Cameron Boyce for one.
The Indians play the Chairman's XI in a three-day game from 17th December as their final warm-up for the opening Test against Australia, which begins in Melbourne on 26th December.
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