Home Today's Paper Most Popular Video Gallery Photo Gallery
Subscription Blog Signin Register
Tuesday, September 25, 2018 10:03:47 AM
Follow Us On: Facebook Twitter Twitter Twitter Twitter

Sandhu stars as Australia A beat India A by 10 wickets

photo by Agency photo

Usman Khawaja and Cameron Bancroft walk off after sealing Australia A\'s win against India A in the 2nd unofficial Test at Chennai on Saturday.

By Agency
Share your thought
Post a comment »
Read all () »

Australia A wrapped things up quickly to canter to a 10-wicket win in the fourth and final day of the second unofficial 'Test' against India A at MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai on Saturday (August 1).
With this win, the visitors won the two-match series 1-0.
Starting the day on 267 for 6, India added just seven runs before they folded for 274 in 88.3 overs to set the visitors a target of 61. In reply, Cameron Bancroft and Usman Khawaja, the openers, went hammer and tongs right from the beginning to reach the target in just 6.1 overs.
Khawaja was particularly aggressive, scoring 41 off 23 in an innings that saw seven hits to the boundary and one over it. Bancroft, fresh from a match-winning 150 in the first innings, played a perfect second foil in this short chase to end with 21 off 14.
Earlier, Gurinder Sandhu and Steve O'Keefe collaborated to pick the remaining wickets and ended with four wickets each in the second innings. Shreyas Gopal was the first wicket to fall, caught by Bancroft off Sandhu's offspin. Sandhu then got rid of Varun Aaron (1) and O'Keefe completed the formalities when he had Shradul Thakur (4) caught by Joe Burns.
Things were looking bleak for the home side from the first day itself when they were bundled out for 135, but the batsmen had a chance to make amends in the second innings.
However, for the second time, they got off to starts but were unable to capitalise on them. Abhinav Mukund (59), Virat Kohli (45), Shreyas Iyer (49), Naman Ojha (30) and Baba Aparajith (30) should have carried on but wickets at crucial junctures dented the team's chances.
The teams will be joined by South Africa A for a one-day tri-series.
Brief scores: India A 135 & 274 in 88.3 overs (Abhinav Mukund 59, Virat Kohli 45, Karun Nair 31, Shreyas Iyer 48, Naman Ojha 30, B Aparajith 30; Gurinder Sandhu 4-76, Steve O'Keefe 4-88) lost to Australia A 349 in 107.5 overs and 62/0 in 6.1 overs (Cameron Bancroft 21 n.o., Usman Khawaja 41 n.o.) by ten wickets.

Add Rate

News Archive

Inside The New Nation

Editorial »

Maldives' people reject authoritarian rule and voted for democracy

MALDIVES strongman President Yameen Abdul Gayoom conceded that he lost Sunday's election to his challenger Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, in a speech broadcast live on television Monday, according to the international media. Mr Yameen congratulated Solih and said, "I know I have to step down now."  The Election Commission said voter ...

Cricket »

'Rashid is best but not unplayable' says Mahmudullah

Mahmudullah Riyad sorted out a vigorous 74 against Afghanistan rescuing Bangladesh from a plausible downfall.Mahmudullah Riyad and Imrul Kayes stood tall in the middle when the team was languishing losing all five in the top order in a score of 87 on the board. The duo added 128 runs in ...

International »

Thousands attend funeral for Iran attack dead

AFP :Tens of thousands of mourners attended a funeral on Monday in the southwestern Iranian city of Ahvaz for soldiers and civilians killed in an attack on a military parade.Four militants attacked the Saturday parade marking the start of the 1980-1988 Iran-Iraq war, spraying the crowd with gunfire and killing ...

International »

Hong Kong pro-independence party formally outlawed in first such move since handover

Reuters, Hong Kong  :Hong Kong authorities formally banned on Monday a group promoting independence from China - the first outlawing of a political organization since Britain handed its former colony back to Chinese rule in 1997.The city's Secretary for Security John Lee announced the ban on the Hong Kong National ...

City »

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina addressing a reception accorded to her by the expatriate Bangladeshis at a hotel in New York on Sunday.

Entertainment »

Mehazabien, Apurba in Puja special play

Sheikh Arif Bulbon :Popular pair of the small screen of present time Mehazabien Chowdhury and Ziaul Faruk Apurba worked together in a special play of Durga Puja for the first time. Title of the play is Priyo Tumi. Directed by Mahmudur Rahman Himi story of the play is written by ...

Editorial »

Attack on Iran`s elite guards

IRANIAN Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei accused US-backed Gulf Arab states of carrying out a shooting attack on a military parade that killed 25 people, almost half of them members of the country's elite Revolutionary Guards. Khamenei ordered security forces to bring to justice those responsible for one of the ...

Sports »

Bertens defeats Tomljanovic to secure Korea Open win

AFP, Seoul :Kiki Bertens defeated Australia's Ajla Tomljanovic in the Korea Open final on Sunday, securing her third WTA Tour singles title of the season to continue her career-best year.The second-seeded Bertens came back from break down in the deciding set to defeat the Australian in two hours and 22 ...

International »

World leaders gather at UN under threat from unilateralism

AP, United Nations :With rising unilateralism challenging its very existence, the United Nations convenes its annual meeting of world leaders Monday and will try once more to tackle problems together as a community of nations, addressing threats ranging from Mideast conflicts to the effects of global warming - and also ...

City »

National Professor Anisuzzaman seen among others at the cover unveiling ceremony of a book marking the 80th birthday of eminent writer Hasan Azizul Haq organised by Bangladesh Culture at Jatiya Press Club yesterday.

Entertainment »

Nazira Mou to debut in film with Indraneil

Sheikh Arif Bulbon :Viewers’ choice popular actress Nazira Mou has been acting in small screen for many days. She got many offers for acting in big screen. But she did not agree to act due to disliking stories and her roles in those works. When Mou got the proposal from ...

Editorial »

CPJ reveals weakness of journalists by appealing to President

THE Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) in a letter to the Bangladesh President has expressed deep concern about the Digital Security Act 2018, which was passed by the Parliament on September 18, and urged him to return it to Parliament for a review afresh.   If this legislation was allowed to ...

International »

Modi faces calls for resignation over French jet deal

Reuters, New delhi :Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi faced calls for his resignation over allegations of corruption in a military jet deal with France after former French president Francois Hollande was quoted as saying New Delhi had influenced the choice of a local partner.Indian political parties have been gunning for ...

International »

US official in Russia probe suggested taping Trump: Report

Reuters, Washington: The US official who oversees the federal investigation into Russia's role in the 2016 U.S. election suggested secretly recording President Donald Trump last year and recruiting Cabinet members to invoke a constitutional amendment to remove him from the White House, the New York Times reported on Friday.Deputy Attorney ...

Football »

Tabarez renews with Uruguay until Qatar World Cup

AFP, Montevideo :Despite failing health the veteran coach Oscar Tabarez has signed a four-year contract extension to remain at the Uruguay helm until the end of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, the South American country's football federation said on Friday.Tabarez, who suffers from a nerve disorder that forces him ...

Items that you save may be read at any time on your computer, iPad, iPhone or Android devices.
Are you new to our website? Do you have already an account at our website?
Create An Account Log in here
Email this news to a friend or like someone
Write a comment to this news