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Manoj Tiwary, Naman Ojha lead India A to 304/6 against Australia A

Manoj Tiwary, Naman Ojha lead India A to 304/6 against Australia A
Naman Ojha’s unbeaten innings of 82 off 115 deliveries was laced with 12 fours and one six © Getty Images

Brisbane: Jul 6, 2014

Captain Manoj Tiwary (83) and Naman Ojha (82 batting) hit aggressive half centuries to rescue India A from initial wobble and take them to a comfortable 304 for six on the opening day of the first four-day match against Australia A at Brisbane on Sunday.

India A lost their three top batsmen midway into the opening session for just 43 runs but Tiwary and Ojha rescued them with fine innings. One-down Jiwanjot Singh also played a part with a 56 after India elected to bat.

Tiwary shared a 134-run stand for the fourth wicket with Jiwanjot to take the visitors out of the wood. After Tiwary was out at 191 for five, his 118-ball innings laced with 12 fours and a six, Ojha took over to steady the Indian innings and took them to 304 for the loss of six wickets at stumps at Allan Border Field.

Ojha first paired up with Karun Nair (26) for a 63-run stand for the sixth wicket and then stitched 50 runs with Dhawal Kulkarni (12 batting) for the unbroken seventh wicket.

Ojha’s 115-ball unbeaten innings was laced with 12 fours and a six.

Earlier, Tiwary’s decision to bat first seemed to be backfiring with Robin Uthappa (23) and Lokesh Rahul (15) posting just 35 runs for the opening wicket.

Rahul was the first to go in the 10th over LBW off the bowling of pacer Ben Cutting after hitting three fours in his 31-ball innings.

Uthappa followed suit four overs later, falling victim of another pacer Mitchell Marsh to leave India at 43 for two.

Ambati Rayudu (0) struggled in his short nine-ball stay at the crease and he did not trouble the scorers. He left India in a spot of bother before Tiwary and Ojha played the rescue act.

For Australia A, Cutting, Marsh and leg-spinner Cameron Boyce took two wickets each.

Brief scores:

India A 304 for 6 (Manoj Tiwary 83, Naman Ojha 82*; Mitchell Marsh 2 for 46, Ben Cutting 2 for 65) vs Australia A.

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