Warm-up Match Day 2: Pant, Vihari hit centuries as India earns commanding lead of 472 runs over Australia Atext_fields
Indian batsmen piled runs in the second innings of the day-night warm-up game against Australia A at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) with Rishabh Pant and Hanuma Vihari scoring hundreds while Shubman Gill and Mayank Agarwal hitting half-centuries during the second day's play.
India closed the day at 386 for four with a lead of 472 runs as the Aussie attack, that included Test leg-spinner Mitchell Swepson, came under the cosh.
Pant smashed 103 off 73 balls with six sixes and nine fours while Vihari made 104 off 194 deliveries with 13 fours. Pant scored 22 runs off the last five balls of the day to race to his hundred. He was on 81 when the final over began.
Earlier, India were bowled out for 194 in the first innings but responded well to dismiss the Aussie A side for 108 as 20 wickets fell on the first day on Friday.
Brief scores: Indians 194 and 386/4 (H Vihari 104 not out, R Pant 103 not out, S Gill 65, M Agarwal 61, M Steketee 2/54) vs Australia A 108.
(From IANS with edits)