India A reached the final spot defeating South Africa A and National Performance Squad © Getty Images
India A reached the final spot defeating South Africa A and National Performance Squad © Getty Images

New Delhi: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) congratulated India A on winning the Quadrangular series title by defeating Australia A by 57 runs in Mackay on Sunday. BCCI president Anurag Thakur said, “I would like to congratulate India A on their series win in Australia. Kudos to India A coach Mr. Rahul Dravid for his effort in building a young team and further strengthening the bench strength of Team India.” BCCI secretary Ajay Shirke said, “My heartiest congratulations to Mr. Rahul Dravid and the boys for registering series win in Australia. The young team has shown great consistency by winning the title for the third consecutive year.” MATCH REPORT: India A clinch Quadrangular A Series, beat Australia A by 57 runs

India head coach Anil Kumble also congratulated India A especially the coach Rahul Dravid and captain Manish Pandey for this success. He went on to Twitter and mentioned, “Congratulations Team India A for the win in Australia. Well done Team! @im_manishpandey #RahulDravid @BCCI.” India A are to credit their bowlers of the win as they set a target of 267, thanks to Mandeep Singh‘s 95 and Manish Pandey‘s 61. It was India A’s spinners who got the better of the hosts, claiming 8 wickets.

 

India A came back into the series by registering wins against South Africa A and Cricket Australia’s National Performance Squad (NPS). Yuzvendra Chahal bowled beautifully and took 4 wickets troubling the middle order and lower order batsman. India A’s spinners other spinners like Axar Patel and part-timer Karun Nair wreaked havoc on Australia A batsmen who have been in good form in the tournament.