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India A level series against Australia A
BENGALURU: Ankit Bawne’s 18-ball-28 ensured a thrilling six-wicket victory for India A against Australia A in the second ‘Test’ after Krishnappa Gowtham and Kuldeep Yadav set-up with fine bowling performance.
The two-Test series ended 1-1. The match went down to the wire as India A dismissed the visitors for 213 in their second innings with off-spinner Gowtham getting 3/39 and chinaman Kuldeep ending with 3/46. Needing 55 to win eight overs, India A sent Shreyas Iyer and Shubman Gill to open the innings but both were dismissed cheaply. Bawne guided the team to victory after Kona Bharat hit a six and four but India A were reduced to 25 for 4.
With Australia A spreading the fielders to the deep, Bawne changed the course of the match with 16 runs off Chris Tremain’s fifth over. Earlier, starting the day at 38 for 2, Australia A were comfortably placed at 116 for two with Travis Head (47) and Peter Handscomb (56) adding 79 for the third wicket. (PTI)