Manoj Tiwary's leg-spin created huge problems for Australia A © AFP
Manoj Tiwary’s leg-spin created huge problems for Australia A © AFP

Jul 31, 2014

Manoj Tiwary’s five-wicket haul helped India A bowl Australia A out for 228 in their Quadrangular series encounter Down Under. After winning the toss and electing to bat first, Australia A had started off well but the Indian bowlers hit back, led by Tiwary to bowl the hosts out. India A are currently topping the table and if they win this then they maintain their hold over that top spot.

Marcus Stoinis and Phil Hughes started off well with the former smashing 58 before being dismissed. Hughes continued and got 58 as well. At one stage, they were 126 for one, when Tiwary removed Peter Nevill. He then removed Cameron White for seven and then had the important wicket of Hughes reducing Australia A to 157 for four. Two off those wickets were stumped and one was caught.

It did not stop there as he then had Tom Cooper and Alex Doolan out to get his five-for. From 180 for six, Australia A somehow managed to get across to 228 and were bowled out with two balls to spare. Akshar Patel played a big role as he and Ambati Rayudu cleaned up the tail.

Tiwary bowls leg-breaks and has been used in domestic cricket. He made a mark with his bowling during the tour to Sri Lanka in 2012, which was his last international outing.

Brief scores:

Australia A 228 in 49.4 overs (Marcus Stoinis 58, Phil Hughes 58; Manoj Tiwary 5 for 34, Akshar Patel 3 for 30) vs India A.