Australians 2nd innings (Following-on)
End of over 55: 195 for 3 Both the teams decided to end the proceedings as the match finished in a draw. Usman Khawaja remained unbeaten on 30, while Matthew Wade was not out on 19. After their showing against India A spinners, having lost 11 of 13 wickets to the tweakers, Australia have plenty to think before they take on India in the first Test at the Chepauk on Friday.
End of 51 overs: 194 for 3 Usman Khawaja and Mathew Wade combined well in the middle building an unbeaten 44-run stand. Khawaja is unbeaten on 29 and Wade is batting on 19.
End of 40 overs: 163 for 3 India A got the breakthrough in the form of Phil Hughes, who was looking good in the middle. The left-hander went for a sweep and was clean bowled by Rakesh Dhurv for 19. Mathew Wade has joined Usman Khawaja in the middle.
End of over 26: 118 for 2 Now Ed Cowan goes. Cowan completed his half-century but departed soon for 53. Fifth wicket for the match for Jalaj Saxena, who had Cowan caught by Vinay Kumar. Phillip Hughes and Usman Khawaja are in the middle now.
E Cowan c Vinay Kumar b Jalaj S Saxena 53 (81)
End of over 22: 104 for 1 Australian lose first wicket. There was a slight miscommunication between Shane Watson and Ed Cowan, resulting in the run of the former. Like the first innings, where he smashed 84 off 87, Watson once again made 60 off just 62 balls, with nine fours and a six.
S Watson run out 60 (62)
End of 18 overs: 81 for 0 Shane Watson took the attack to the spinners clobbering Rakesh Dhurv for four consecutive boundaries as he reached 50 off 54 balls. With the new ball the spinners have not been that effective so far. Ed Cowan at the other end is looking good as well.
End of 5 overs: 21 for 0 India A captain Gautam Gambhir decided to give more batting practice for the Australians enforcing a follow-on after the good show by the Indian spinners which helped the hosts take a 216-run lead. Shane Watson and Ed Cowan took a liking to Manpreet Gony taking 20 runs of his three over with Rakesh Dhurv bowling his two overs for one run.
End of 62.3 overs: 235 all out The Australian innings was rattled by left-arm sinner Rakesh Dhurv, who took five wickets, as the visitors were still 216 behind India A's total. Matthew Wade was the last batsman to get out. The left-handed batsman hit two huge sixes but got caught at deep square leg trying to attempt three in a row. Jalaj Saxena also took four wickets.
M Wade c Gony b Dhurv 44 (103)
End of 60 overs: 216 for 9: Spinners wreaked havoc on the final morning with Jalaj Saxena and Rakesh Dhurv taking two wickets each on day 4 to leave the Australians reeling. Mitchell Starc hit two boundaries before giving his wicket away to Saxena and Nathan Lyon was sent packing three balls later for a duck. Dhurv got his fourth the wicket in the form of Xavier Doherty who had scored seven.
End of 50 overs: 195 for 6: Australians lost two quick wickets. First Moises Henriques fell after getting set and then Peter Siddle was run out. Henriques was trapped lbw by Rakesh Dhurv for 33. This is left-arm spinner's third wicket of the innings. Matthew Wade is batting on 13 and is joined by Mitchell Starc.
M Henriques lbw b Dhurv 33 (41)
P Siddle run out (Gony/Dhurv) 2 (4)
End of 45 overs: 174 for 4 Resuming the day at 131 for 4, Australians scored 43 runs in just nine overs on day three morning with all-rounder Moises Henriques flexing his muscles racing to 31 off 37 balls. Mathew Wade is at the other end batting on nine off 56 balls.
Day two summary:
Manoj Tiwary staked his claim for a maiden call-up to the Test squad with a timely century before Australia's spinners bowled out India A for 451 on Sunday. In reply, the visitors, riding on Shane Watson's 84, reached 131 for 4 at stumps on a day when play started more than two hours from the scheduled time due to wet outfield. Matthew Wade (3) and Moises Henriques (0) were at the crease at the end of day's play.
Tiwary struck 129 off 187 balls, finding the fence 18 times and cleared it thrice. Tiwary is not in the 15-man squad selected for the first two Tests but this performance will remind the selectors that he is in form, having fully recovered from the injury he suffered in the middle of the Ranji season last December.
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