Sydney: The three-day pink-ball game between Australia A and India ends in a draw on Sunday at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG). Ben McDermott and Jack Wildermuth scored brilliant unbeaten hundreds for Aussies, but it was India who dominated the second warm-up game against Australia A.
Chasing 473, Australia A reached 307/4 in the final session of the day when both teams decided to shake hands and end the match in a draw. McDermott remained not out at 107 while Wildermuth scored unbeaten 111.
India had declared their second innings on their overnight score of 386/4, giving Australia A an improbable target on the final day of the pink-ball practice game.
Earlier, India scored 194 all out in their first innings, riding on an unbeaten half century from Jasprit Bumrah. Indian bowlers then came out with a superb bowling display as they bundled out Australia A for mere 108, gaining an 86-run lead.
In their second innings, India scored 386/4, riding on centuries from Hanuma Vihari (104*) and Rishabh Pant (103*). Shubman Gill and Mayank Agarwal also made valuable contributions of 61 and 65 and the pair could be seen open the innings for India in the first Test against Australia slated to start from Thursday at the Adelaide Oval.
Brief scores: India 194 and 386/4 dec, Australia A 108 and 307/4 (Jack Wildermuth 111*, Ben McDermott 107*; Mohammed Shami 2/58), Result: Draw
(From IANS with edits)