Australia Beats India in One-Day Practice Match
Australia has beaten the Indian cricket team in the practice match. The game is being played ahead of the upcoming series that begins on the weekend. The match took place at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai.
Australia won the toss and opted to start with batting. Australia beat India’s Board President’s XI by 103 runs in the 50-over game. There were a number of upcoming young players in the Board President’s XI team including Washington Sundar and Nitish Rana.
Australia scored 347/7, which included 76 runs from Marcus Stoinis, and fifties from Steve Smith, David Warner, and Travis Head. India was chasing the target of 348 runs, and bowled out at 244 by Ashton Agar, who took four wickets for the Australian team. When the Indian team were bowled out, there were still three overs left in the warm-up game.
Australia’s David Warner had recently scored hundreds in two Tests in Bangladesh. He was hoping to do the same in India, and has had an excellent start with a half-century made off just 43 balls. KD Patel ousted Warner from the game when he had reached only 64 runs.
Expect Some Great Cricket in the Australia Tour
Australia has just ended a Test series in Bangladesh, while India has recently completed a tour of Sri Lanka in which they won every single match.
The last time Australia had a limited overs tour in India was in 2013. During the 2013 tour, India won the single T20I match, and also won the seven-match One Day International series. Although the results of the upcoming tour are obviously unknown at this time, fans can expect some quality cricket from the Indian and Australian teams.
Australia Tour Begins on Sunday
The tour begins on Sunday, 17th September 2017, and will consists of five One Day International games, and three Twenty20 International games.