Cricket Ed Cowan says it was a pretty good day for the Australia who are playing a warm-up match against Indian Board President's XI at Chennai.

Cowan adds, "It was a good hit with the bat at the top of the order. The wicket was turning so good practice against some really talented spinners. Hopefully we can crack on Wednesday with our pacers and spin bowlers."

The wicket was bit too hard and paced. The wicket was taking some turns. Cowan says that it was hard to score but it was small ground.

"Decent score for our first hit out," Cowan added.

Cowan believes it might be a practice game but it is more than that for the Australians ahead of the Test series against India.