Australia A trail by 121 runs with 8 wickets remaining against India A

Ashton Agar 3-87 for Australia A
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Australia A trail by 121 runs at stumps on day three of their second four-day match against India A, at Alur.

Australia A 346 all out (Mitch Marsh 113*, Kuldeep Yadav 5-91) and 38-2

India A 505 – (Abhimanyu Easwaran 86 , Samarth 83, Srikar Bharat 106, Kuldeep Yadav 52; Chris Tremain 3-41, Ashton Agar 3-87)

At the Close - Australia A trail India A by 121 runs with 8 wickets remaining

India A, who began the day at 223-3, reached 505 in reply to Australia A’s first innings total of 346 – with the tourists reaching 2-38 at the close of play.

Captain Mitch Marsh struck early to dismiss his opposite number, Shreyas Iyer (42), before wicket-keeper Srikar Bharat led the hosts’ charge with a century.

Bharat was the last man to fall, scoring 106, as Shubman Gill (50) and Kuldeep Yadav (52) ensured Australia A spent the bulk of the day in the field.

Fast bowler Chris Tremain (3-41 off 17 overs) and spinner Ashton Agar (3-87 off 45 overs) enjoyed the most success of the Australia A bowling attack.

Marsh returned figures of 1-50 from 13 overs, while Mitch Swepson and Brendan Doggett also finished with one wicket each.

In reply, spin struck twice before stumps, with both Australian openers dismissed – Kurtis Patterson bowled for four, and Matthew Renshaw caught for 19.

Travis Head (four not out) and Peter Handscomb (one not out) saw Australia A through to stumps.

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

 

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

India A - Abhimanyu Easwaran, Rajneesh Gurbani, Shreyas Iyer(c), Ankit Bawne, Shubman Gill, Srikar Bharat(wk), Krishnappa Gowtham, Kuldeep Yadav, Shahbaz Nadeem, R. Samarth, Deepak Chahar

 

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