India A tour of Australia 2014: Kane Richardson happy to be back at Darwin
Kane Richardson, the former Darwin junior speaks about the Australia A’s ambitions for the upcoming One-Day series against India A, on arrival at his “home” Darwin. He talks about Austtralia A’s chances in the upcoming quadrangular series featuring Australia A, India A, South Africa A and Cricket Australia‘s National Performance Squad.
Meanwhile in the first match of the series Sanju Samson‘s valiant 81-run knock was overshadowed by Richardson’s five-wicket haul as India ‘A’ lost by 28 runs to Australia ‘A’. Chasing 253 for a win in 50 overs, the Indians were bowled out for 224 in 46.2 overs with Samson’s knock being the standout effort in an otherwise disappointing batting performance.
Opting to bowl after winning the toss, the Indian bowlers did well to keep a check on the Aussie scoring rate in the first half but the hosts broke free riding Alex Doolan‘s 101-ball 96, which was laced with nine fours and a six. Doolan and Mitchell Marsh combined for a 117-run partnership that helped Australia ‘A’ recover from the regular fall of wickets.