Sydney, March 26(IANS) - Australia captain Michael Clarke won the toss and opted to bat…
Welcome to the live match updates of India’s second warm up match against Western Australia XI. India won the first game, which was a Twenty20 game, courtesy Virat Kohli’s 74.
This however, is a traditional 50-over match. Indians have won the toss and elected to bat.
Here is the complete schedule of the India-Australia series set to begin January 12.
Western Australia XI 185 all out
Rishi Dhawan, Axar Patel and Gurkeerat Singh Mann snap up the last three wickets as India win their second practice game on the trot.
Western Australia XI 174 for seven at the end of 45 overs
OUT! Jadeja strikes again. James Muirhead holes out to Gurkeerat Singh Mann at long-off. The right hander dances down the track and tries to clear the rope but fails to get to the pitch of the ball, and offers a easy catch to the Indian all-rounder.
Muirhead 11 (21b)
OUT! Ashwin gets Drew Porter caught behind the wickets. The offie tosses one on the off stump and the right-hander plays for turn which wasn’t there, it straightens and takes the edge of Porter’s willow and Dhoni takes a simple catch.
Porter 10 (26b 0x4 0x6)
Western Australia 120 for five in 31 overs
OUT! It’s time for Axar Patel to get his name in the wicket’s column. Josh Inglis sets himself up to pull a ball which isn’t that short, it drifts onto middle and leg and disturbs the stumps of the batsman
JP Inglis 17 (23b 1×4 0x6)
OUT! Jadeja gets into the action. Jake Carder’s resilience comes to an end as he is trapped in front of the wicket.
Carder 45 (71b 2×4 0x6)
OUT! Rishi Dhawan strikes. Nick Hobson gone. The left-hander decides to fend at a ball on off stump at first, but then changes his mind and withdraws, but it grazes his gloves and goes to Dhoni, who completes the catch.
OUT! Ravichandran Ashwin cleans up D’Arcy Short. Ashwin spins the ball away from the left-handed batsman after pitching it on middle, Short goes for a slog sweep and finds his stumps disturbed.
OUT! Western Australia XI get off to a sedate start but Umesh Yadav pegs them back as he dismisses William Bosisto for 13. The batsman nicks a wide delivery on off stump and MS Dhoni does the rest behind the stumps.
Western Australia 50 for one in 13 overs. They are chasing a target of 250
OUT! That’s the end of the Indian innings. They have been bowled for 249. R Ashwin c †Inglis b Porter 4.
India have been bowled out in 49.1 overs. Their top scorers were Rohit Sharma (67) and Manish Pandey (58). For Australia, Drew Porter returned magnificent figures of 5/37.
OUT! Ravindra Jadeja is out and India are 244/8 after 48 overs. Jadeja made 26 in 25 balls
India have moved on to 172/6 after 38 overs.
US expects strong action from Pakistan.
India have lost 5 wickets now. They are suddenly 141/5 after 31 overs. MS Dhoni and Manish Pandey are at the create.
India’s best batsman was Rohit Sharma, who made 67.
Indians have reached 92/2 in 19 overs. Rohit Sharma has moved to 44 and Ajinkya Rahane to 33.
India have been struck early blows. Shikhar Dhawan and Virat Kohli are out. India are 19/2.