Dravid stresses on importance of rotating strike

India-A head coach Rahul Dravid stated that the home team's batting “could have been better”.

"This is one of those pitches where you need to rotate the strike once you get in," Rahul Dravid said after India-A's 98-run loss to Australia-A.   -  G. P. Sampath Kumar

Jon Holland's six-for beat India-A into submission in the second innings as Australia-A sealed a comfortable 98-run win in the first unofficial Test here on Wednesday.

India-A head coach Rahul Dravid stated that the home team's batting “could have been better”.

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"It was not an easy wicket to bat on. Ankeet Bawane (91 n.o. in the first innings) and Mayank Agarwal (80 in second innings) showed how to get runs," he said.

"You have to be patient, play straight and avoid the cross-bat shots. The ball was turning, but turning slow. This is one of those pitches where you need to rotate the strike once you get in.

"Unfortunately, not more than a couple of our guys did that. But overall, it was a good challenge and learning experience for our players," he added.