Travis Head and Jon Holland Ahead of Four-Day Match Against India
A six-wicket haul for spinner Jon Holland has led Australia A to a 98-run victory on the final day of their four-day match against India A at M. Chinnaswamy Stadium.
Holland claimed 6-81 from 24.3 overs, with Brendan Doggett (2-26), Travis Head (1-4) and Chris Tremain (1-26) also among the wickets as India A was dismissed for 163 in pursuit of 262 to win.
India A was 2-105, before losing their last eight wickets for 58 runs as Doggett and Holland combined to great effect either side of the lunch break.
Holland finished with nine wickets for the match, as Australia A completed victory inside 40 overs on the final day.
Mayank Agarwal was the mainstay for India A, scoring 80, with seven India A batsmen dismissed for less than 10 runs each.
Australia A will now have two days to rest and prepare for the second match, commencing at Alur on 8 September.
*Squad update - South Australia wicket-keeper Alex Carey will return to Australia to be home for the birth of his child, with Peter Handscomb to take the gloves in the second match. Marnus Labuschagne will remain with the squad for the second match. Matthew Renshaw is progressing well with his recovery (hamstring) and at this stage is on track to be available for selection for the second match.
A full scorecard is available here.
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.
Coach: Graeme Hick. Assistant Coach: Ryan Harris.
2 - 5 September v India A at M. Chinnaswamy Stadium
8 - 11 September v India A at Alur