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Australia A are 290-6 at Close of Play on 1st Day against India A - Report and Audio

Mitch Marsh (86 not out) for Australia A

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.

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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