Australia A are 290-6 at Close of Play on 1st Day against India A - Report and Audio
Skipper Mitch Marsh led from the front as Australia A posted 290-6 at stumps on day one of their second four-day match against India A, at Alur.
The Australians made three changes for the clash - as Marsh won the toss and elected to bat - with batsman Matthew Renshaw and spinners Ashton Agar and Mitch Swepson getting an opportunity after missing the first match.
Mitch Marsh wins the toss, Australia A to bat first at Alur against India A.— Cricket Australia (@CAComms) September 8, 2018
Team: Renshaw, Patterson, Head, Handscomb (wk), Marsh (c), Labuschagne, Agar, Neser, Tremain, Swepson, Doggett. pic.twitter.com/AtjaGQ4trF
Australia A 290 - 6 (90.0 overs) – ( Kurtis Patterson 48,Travis Head 68, Mitch Marsh 86*, Michael Neser 44*)
India A – Yet to bat
At the Close - Australia A are 290 6
Renshaw (0) fell early, with Kurtis Patterson (48) and Travis Head (68) then combining for a 92-run stand.
Patterson and Peter Handscomb (eight) fell before the lunch break in a first session extended by 30 minutes, followed by Head and Labuschagne (0) on the other side of the break as Australia stumbled from 1-95 to 5-140.
Agar then contributed 23, before Marsh (86 not out) combined with Michael Neser (44 not out) for the visitors’ most significant partnership of the day, an unbroken 110-stand.
Spinners Kuldeep Yadav (2-68) and Shahbaz Nadeem (2-64) claimed multiple wickets for India A.
Play will resume tomorrow at 9.30am local time (2pm AEST).
Kurtis Patterson Audio
Australia A four-day squad: Mitch Marsh (c), 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.
Coach: Graeme Hick. Assistant Coach: Ryan Harris.
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