IND vs AUS A 2nd Practice Match Highlights: Bumrah, pacers shine as India bowls out Australia-A for 108; leads by 86 runs

Australia A vs India 2020 Highlights: Jasprit Bumrah starred with bat and ball as India bowled out Australia-A for 108 and took a vital 86-run lead on Day 1 at Sydney Cricket Ground.

Updated : Dec 12, 2020 10:00 IST

Mohammed Shami picked up three for 29.
Mohammed Shami picked up three for 29.

Mohammed Shami picked up three for 29.

Hello and welcome to Sportstar's Live Coverage of Day one of the second practice match between India and Australia A at the Sydney Cricket Ground, in Sydney.

India vs Australia A, 2nd Practice Game, Day 2 Live Score

Day 1 Stumps - India bowls out Australia A for 108; leads by 86 runs.

Australia-A 105/9 after 31 overs: Navdeep Saini picks his third wicket to put India firmly on tp as Australia-A trails by 90 runs. With still eight overs to go, India might have to bat a tricky period.

Australia 84/7 after 25 overs: Bumrah strikes and he picks his second as the home side loses seventh wicket. This is class bowling from the Indian seamers and they are giving nothing away here. Shami, Bumrah, Siraj and Saini pickets wickets.

Australia-A 56/5 after 19 overs: Top stuff from Mohammed Shami as he takes three before Siraj picked a wicket to leave the host five down. 

Australia-A: 46/3 after 13 overs: Mohammed Shami strikes and he removes Harris and McDermott in one over to put India ahead. There is a hint of swing, aided by some movement and this is Shami at his best. The home side under the pump and India has made maximum use of the moisture.

Australia-A: 46/1 after 12 overs: Harris and Maddinson rebuild the innings after Bumrah picked an early wicket. The rain has relented as India eyes wickets.

Update: Day 1: Rain stops play - Australia A trails by 158 runs.

Australia 30/1 after 8 overs: This is been a terrific spell from Bumrah and Shami who have beaten the outside edge of Harris and Maddinson a number of times and a leg gully in place, Bumrah would have had his second wicket.

Australia 19/1 after 5 overs: Mohammed Shami is bowling a beautiful spell with the pink ball and there is still some movement off the surface. However, both Harris and Maddinson are watchful as India eyes further inroads.

Australia 14/1 after 2 overs: Jasprit Bumrah strikes early as he removes Burns, who continues his poor form and this is a good start from India. Bumrah, the man of the moment.

We are back for the final session of play.

Just In: Rohit Sharma passes fitness test at NCA, set to join India squad

Rohit Sharma passed his fitness test at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bengaluru on Friday and will leave for Australia early next week.

The Border-Gavaskar Trophy is scheduled to start with the day-night Test in Adelaide on December 17. Rohit has already been ruled out of the first two Tests because of the 14-day quarantine rule in Australia. Rahul Dravid, NCA director, oversaw Rohit's fitness test.

Australia A 6/0 after 1 over: Dinner Break - Just an over and the players head for the Dinner Break as Mohammed Shami concedes a boundary and Marcus Harris gets off the mark. Joe Burns is yet to face a delivery.

End of Innings: India 194 all out

A gloomy India dug-out was lit up by Jasprit Bumrah as he scored a half-century and raised a brilliant 71-run stand along with Mohammed Siraj to give India some sense of respect. Shubman Gill and Prithvi Shaw showed encouraging signs but the rest fell apart as the home side dominated proceedings. India will aim to strike back with the ball and end the day on a good note. Bumrah, with his heroics with the bat received a little guard of honour from his teammates.

India 193/9 after 48 overs: Jasprit Bumrah hits a half-century and his highest first-class score and also the team's highest score! The partnership is worth 71 along with Mohammed Siraj, who has played a fine hand. This has been some rescue from the last wicket pair.

India 177/9 after 46 overs: Green's been dealt a blow now and this one's worse! Bumrah looks to slam this straight down the track again but the ball bursts right through the pacer's fingers to thud onto his temple. He is walking off after almost everyone rushes in to check if he is okay. Swepson to replace him. Meanwhile, Bumrah, who had a batting average of 2.9 coming into this game, has gone on to become the highest scorer of the day. Red letter day for him!

India 165/9 in 44 overs: The pink ball is moving a lot less now and ouch! that must have hurt. A Cameron Green-bouncer hits Bumrah on the head before ballooning straight to 'keeper Alex Carey and for a moment the Australians thought they had their man. The mandatory concussion tests are on and looks like the pacer is good to go. More than good to go if you ask me - He has hammered a boundary off the very next ball!

India 145/9 after 42 overs: Bumrah is quite the surprise package, isn't he? Some quality defending there as he has already gone on to double his best Test score of 10*.

India 133/9 after 39 overs: Jasprit Bumrah is playing his shots as he moves to 16 off 23 balls. It's a matter of time that India folds out on Day one.

India 116/8 after 33 overs: Another duck in the team sheet and this time both Saha and Mohammed Shami return back as they fall prey to the moving ball.

India 111/6 after 29 overs: Both Saini and Saha are yet to get off the mark as Australia A resumes the charge. India in complete disarray after opting to bat first.

Day 1: Tea Break: India 111/6 - This has been poor from India, considering the fact that they were off to a sedate start. Mayank fell early and Shaw after displaying some strokes failed to counter the swing. Gill was the stand out batsman with a 58-ball 43 as the likes of Vihari, Rahane and Pant departed without troubling the scorers. Jack Wildermuth has been the pick of the bowlers with three wickets. Back in 40 minutes..

India 106/5 after 24 overs: India in deep trouble as in matter of four overs they have lost the top-order. Hanuma Vihari couldn't get going and was bowled by a peach of a delivery and then Subman Gill failed to capitalise on the start. Skipper Ajinkya Rahane perished by playing a rash shot tp leave India in doldrums. Rishabh Pant is joined by Wriddhiman Saha and India in desperate need for a partnership.

India 97/2 after 20 overs: The home side bowlers have pulled things back as Shubman Gill is taking his time to approach a mini milestone. Vihari, too is in no hurry as the duo slowly build a partnership.

India 93/2 after 16 overs: Shubman Gill has shown some real positive intent with the bat and he is eight short from his half-century. Top batting from the youngster as in the last 10 overs India has scored 38 runs losing the wicket of Prithvi Shaw. Meanwhile, Hanuma Vihari is trying to settle in and has so far looked good.

India 2/72 after 9 Overs: WICKET - Will Sutherland strikes and he castles Prithvi Shaw, who falls after making a 29-ball 40. Huge gap between bat and pad the the in-dipper knocked out the off pole.

India 60/1 after 7 overs: The fifty-run stand is up between Gill and Shaw and both batsmen are dealing in boundaries. India has recovered nicely after losing Mayank Agarwal early. Both young batsmen are looking extremely confident and have exhibited a range of strokes, driving on both sides of the wicket.

India 21/1 after 3 overs: WICKET - Poor from Mayank as he goes fishing outside the off and nicks Abbott to Burns at second slip. Shubman Gill is the new man in and is off the mark with a couple of boundaries. 

India 8/0 after 2 overs: Shaw is away with a lovely boundary through the square of the wicket and Agarwal with a firm drive through the covers is off the mark.

India 1/0 after 1 over: Prithvi Shaw and Mayank Agarwal are yet to get off the mark and have faced three balls each. Sean Abbott starts with a maiden.

Toss: India wins toss, opts to bat first

Playing XI

India: Prithvi Shaw, Mayank Agarwal, Shubman Gill, Ajinkya Rahane(c), Hanuma Vihari, Rishabh Pant(w), Wriddhiman Saha, Navdeep Saini, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj, Jasprit Bumrah

Australia A: Joe Burns, Marcus Harris, Nic Maddinson, Ben McDermott, Cameron Green, Jack Wildermuth, Alex Carey(w/c), Sean Abbott, Will Sutherland, Mitchell Swepson, Harry Conway


The Indian team braces up to play a day-night warm-up game against Australia ‘A’ starting on Friday, a contest that will serve as preparation for the the first Test in Adelaide. An extra spinner in  Kuldeep Yadav  or an additional batsman in  Hanuma Vihari  – this selection choice will be a big consideration for the Indians.

The three-day game at the floodlit Sydney Cricket Ground will serve as proper simulation for the opening Test but the flat batting track here may not be ideal considering that the Adelaide Oval curator Damian Hough, according to Ian Chappell, will leave around 10mm grass cover on the strip for the first Test.

The match, which will be streamed live, may not feature skipper Virat Kohli, who has hinted that he wants to go on with his own preparation routine before the Test match. It could also be a tactical move to ensure that the Australians do not get a sneak peek at his long-format preparation.

“Playing it on and off is not my thing and I like to play the full game. I will talk to our physio and then decide on my participation,” Kohli had said after the completion of the T20 series.

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India : Virat Kohli (c), Ajinkya Rahane, K. L. Rahul, Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Hanuma Vihari, Prithvi Shaw, Shubman Gill, R. Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Umesh Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj, Navdeep Saini, Rishabh Pant (wk), Wriddhiman Saha (wk).

Australia A : Sean Abbott, Joe Burns, Alex Carey (c, wk), Harry Conway, Cameron Green, Marcus Harris, Nic Maddinson, Ben McDermott, Mark Steketee, Will Sutherland, Mitchell Swepson, Jack Wildermuth.

Match Starts : 9am IST.

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