Karnataka's K Gowtham picked 3 wickets in Australia A's second innings
Karnataka’s K Gowtham picked 3 wickets in Australia A’s second innings

India A bowlers bundled out Australia A for 213 in their second innings thus handing their batsmen a target of just 55 runs which India A managed to overhaul in 6.2 overs for the lost of four wickets to win the 2nd unofficial Test at the Alur Cricket Stadium, Alur on Wednesday.

Resuming on 38 for two, Australia A lost wickets at regular intervals with Peter Handscomb, not picked in the Australian squad for the UAE series, being the only player to cross the 50-run mark.

Indian bowlers had a field day with spinners K Gowtham and Kuldeep Yadav taking three wickets each while pacer Deepak Chahar and left-arm spinner Shahbaz Nadeem added two wickets each.

After losing openers Kuris Patterson and Matthew Renshaw their previous day, Handscomb in company of Travis Head, one of the five uncapped players picked by Australia for the UAE tour, added 79 run for the third wicket before Head was removed by Nadeem for 47.

In the next over, Queensland’s Marnus Labuschagne departed for a 0 to Chahar. Skipper Mitchell Marsh then added 36 runs but lost Handscomb for 56 to Kuldeep.

Australia A slumped further with Ashton Agar was out for 3, while Michael Neser added 17. Chahar removed Chris Tremain for one and Kuldeep wrapped the innings with the scalp of Mitchell Swepson for 3.

In reply, India lost openers Shreyas Iyer (3) to Neser and Shubman Gill (4) to Tremain. Neser then removed nightwatchman Gowtham for one. First innings century-maker Srikar Bharat was picked up Tremain for 12. Ankit Bawne made (28*) and Ravikumar Samarth (5*) saw the team home

Brief Scores India A 505 and 55/4 (Ankit Bawne 28*; Chris Tremain 2/26) beat Australia 346 and 213 (Peter Handscomb 56, Travis Head 47; K Gowtham 3/39) by six wickets