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Australia A vs India: Three-day pink-ball tour game ends in a draw

The three-day pink-ball game between Australia A and India at the Sydney Cricket Ground ended in a draw on Sunday.

India, who had secured a lead of 86 runs in the first innings, ended their second innings on the overnight score of 386/4.

Mohammad Shami set the ball rolling for India as he dismissed Marcus Harris in the fifth over. Four overs later, Shami picked his fifth wicket of the match as he trapped Joe Burns before the wickets.

Mohammed Siraj struck in the 12th over as Australia A lost their third wicket.

Ben McDermott and Alex Carey joined forces following the fall of the third wicket and put up a fighting 117-run stand. However, the partnership was broken in the second session of the final day as Carey was caught for 58 at mid-on off Hanuma Vihari’s bowling.

Jack Wildermuth walked out to bat following Carey’s fall to join McDermott. The two scored hundreds and put up an unbroken 165-run stand before both the teams settled for a draw after Australia A reached 307/4.

While McDermott scored an unbeaten 107, Wildermuth remained not out on 111. 

Brief Scores: India 194 all out and 386/4 (Hanuma Vihari 104*, Rishabh Pant 103*; Mark Steketee 2/54) draw Australia A 108 all out and 307/4 (Jack Wildermuth 111*, Ben McDermott 107*; Mohammad Shami 2/58)