All to play for after Day 3 India A v Australia A

Travis Head (87) was the star with the bat for Australia A
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Australia A will need eight more wickets - while India A require 199 runs - on the final day to win the first four-day match at M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru.

The hosts reached 2-63 at stumps on day three, after Australia A scored 292 in their second innings to set India A a total of 262 to win.

Victoria duo Chris Tremain (1-16) and Jon Holland (1-34) picked up the wickets of Abhimanyu Easwaran (0) and captain Shreyas Iyer (28), with Mayank Agarwal and Ankit Bawne unbeaten on 25 and six respectively at stumps.

In the tourists’ second innings, Usman Khawaja and Travis Head resumed on day three at 1-42, a lead of 11 runs.

Head (87) was the star with the bat, forging an 81-run partnership with Khawaja (40) and a 50-run stand with Marnus Labuschagne (37).

Labuschagne fell on the stroke of tea, before fast-bowling trio Michael Neser (25), Chris Tremain (25) and Brendan Doggett (17 not out) ensured the Australians secured a lead of more than 250 runs.

Fast bowler Mohammed Siraj took 3-77, while spinners Kuldeep Yadav (2-51) and Krishnappa Gowtham (2-53) also claimed multiple wickets for India A.

Play will resume tomorrow at 9.30am local time (2pm AEST).

A full scorecard is available here

 

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Australia A four-day squad: Mitch Marsh (c), Alex Carey (vc), Ashton Agar, Brendan Doggett, Peter Handscomb, Travis Head, Jon Holland, Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschagne, Michael Neser, Joel Paris, Kurtis Patterson, Matthew Renshaw, Mitch Swepson, Chris Tremain.

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