Mumbai: Live cricket updates from Day 1 of the warm-up match between India A and Australian team being played at Brabourne Stadium. Ahead of the four-match series, it’s an excellent opportunity for Australian batsman to acclimatize to the conditions.
Overs 30| Score 117/2 | Smith 50*, Marsh 23*
Nadeem into the attack. But nothing can stop the Aussies from finding a boundary. Steve Smith brings up his fifty.
Overs 29| Score 112/2 | Smith 45*, Marsh 23*
A four to start off the over. Pandya is in serious trouble now, and so in India. Another one comes off Marsh. Its high time Pandya finds a remedy. Things are looking awry for the home side, as the Aussies draw nine off the over.
Overs 28| Score 103/2 | Smith 44*, Marsh 15*
Australia has come back even more stronger post lunch. 10 runs off this over. Smith is slowly marching towards his fifty.
Overs 27| Score 93/2 | Smith 37*, Marsh 12*
The two batsmen have taken their partnership to 36 runs . The pace-spin combo must do something before the duo comes heavy on the home team.
Post Lunch break session: Overs 25 | Score 84/2 | Smith 34*, Marsh 6*
Captain Pandya begins with the bowling attack after lunch. The home side will be aiming to get Smith off the crease. Just three off the over.
It has been an exciting 1st session at CCI. Aus 81/2 from 24 overs. Ind A’s Navdeep Saini picked two wickets. https://t.co/mMSfsNFs45 pic.twitter.com/rBKA1wvdPE
— BCCI Domestic (@BCCIdomestic) February 17, 2017
Lunch break: Australia – 81/2 in 23.6 overs (Shaun Marsh 6 off 26, Steven Smith 31 off 50) #IndAvAus @Paytm warm-up game
— BCCI Domestic (@BCCIdomestic) February 17, 2017
Lunch Break- Overs 24 | Score 81/2 | Smith 31*, Marsh 6*
A change in plan. Captain brings in left-arm spinner Nadeem into the attack. Just one off the over.
Overs 23 | Score 80/2 | Smith 30*, Marsh 6*
Poor bowling by the captain as Pandya give away four-bye runs.
Overs 22 | Score 76/2 | Smith 30*, Marsh 6*
Smith is really looking like a tough target for the home side as he continues his affair with the boundary. He starts off with a four and gets six runs from the over.
Overs 21 | Score 70/2 | Smith 24*, Marsh 6*
A four in the first ball, but this time by Marsh. Just that one highlight off the over.
Overs 20 | Score 66/2 | Smith 24*, Marsh 2*
Dinda opens up with three dot balls, which continues till the fifth. Marsh takes a run to resume strike. Aussie run rate is at 3.30
Overs 19 | Score 65/2 | Smith 24*, Marsh 1*
Marsh opens his account with a run. A brilliant stroke by Smith, Saini once again sent for a four. Smith seems to be enjoying his deliveries.
Overs 18 | Score 60/2 | Smith 20*, Marsh 0*
Skipper has brought back Dinda into the attack and the bowler has been sent for a four. The change in plan has no effect as Dinda gives away 5 runs.
Overs 17 | Score 55/2 | Smith 16*, Marsh 0*
Saini is the man again. Another delivery and a similar dismissal. Renshaw departs for just 11 runs to add to his side. India has indeed answered back.
WICKET! Saini scalps his second wicket of the day. Opener Renshaw departs for 11. Score 55/2
Renshaw 11 ct Ishan Kishan b Amarjeet Saini
Overs 16 | Score 55/1 | Smith 16*, Renshaw 11*
Its now boundary time for Australia. Another over and another four by the captain. Pandya needs to answer back. 5 off the over.
Overs 15 | Score 50/1 | Smith 12*, Renshaw 10*
The opening ball and it is sent all the way to boundary. Smith has quite rightly given his side some breathing space after that four. And 50 comes up for the visitors.
Overs 14 | Score 46/1 | Smith 8*, Renshaw 10*
Just one run from Pandya’s over. India seem to pile up pressure on the two batsmen. Smith is back at crease to face Saini.
Overs 13 | Score 45/1 | Smith 7*, Renshaw 10*
India has made a good comeback after the initial thrashing by Warner. Saini aimed at a yet another maiden, but conceded two runs off his over
Overs 12 | Score 43/1 | Smith 6*, Renshaw 9*
Skipper Pandya on the attack. Other opener Renshaw is taking things slowly. Just three runs off the over
Overs 11 | Score 40/1 | Smith 6*, Renshaw 6*
Captain Smith is out and sends a strong answer with his opening shot which traveled all the way to the boundary. Saini is back on the attack, this time aiming for the king. The medium pacer is indeed putting pressure on the two batsmen.
Overs 10 | Score 38/1 | Smith 5*, Renshaw 5*
Skipper Hardik Pandya seems to be little loose on his deliveries as Warner is wacking them off for boundaries. But the Indian side finally got a break by dismissing the danger man Warner. Saini indeed had the correct recipe for the opener.
WICKET! David Warner (25) departs after giving a brilliant start to the Aussies. Score 33/1
David Warner 25 ct Ishan Kishan b Amarjeet Saini
Overs 5 | Score 30/0 | Warner 22*, Renshaw 5*
The Aussie openers have taken their team off to a good start. Together they have added 30 runs in the opening five overs with a run rate of 6.00
Australia: David Warner, Matt Renshaw, Steve Smith, Shaun Marsh, Peter Handscomb, Jackson Bird, Matthew Wade, Glenn Maxwell, Steve O Keefe, Josh Hazlewood, Nathan Lyon
Hardik Pandya (c), Priyank Panchal, Akhil Herwadkar, Shreyas Iyer, Ankit Bawne, Rishabh Pant, Ishan Kishan (wk), K Gowtham, Ashok Dinda, Shahbaz Nadeem, Navdeep Saini
TOSS: Hardik Pandya won the toss and invited Australia to bat first.
India A skipper Hardik Pandya earlier said the warm-up game against Australia would be a great opportunity for fringe players to impress the selectors ahead of the four-Test series.
David Warner, Steve Smith are two crucial batsmen for the visitors in the series and it’s important from Australia’s perspective that these two get off to a good start in the warm-up match.
Source: Zee News