Live Updates

  • 12:12 PM IST

    Live Updates, IND A 208/4, Batting:Kedar Jadhav 93, Hardik Pandya 14: That is a comprehensive win for India A. Kedar Jadhav powers his team over a easy win on NPS by 6 wickets. Jadhav scored a blistering knock of 93* to ensure his teams win. Second consecutive win for India A over NPS. They have won a bonus point and have entered the finals of the Quadrangle Series.

  • 11:43 AM IST

    Live Updates, IND A 176/4, Batting: Shreyas Iyer 51: Completely against the run of play, Tom O’Donnell has dismissed Shreyas Iyer. Length ball by O’Donnell as Iyer tries to drive but eventually ends up giving as easy catch mid by Grimwade. O‘Donnell gets his 4th wicket of the match

  • 11:22 AM IST

    Live Updates, IND A 150/3, Batting: Shreyas Iyer 51, Kedar Jadhav 69: That is fifty for Shreyas Iyer. He hasn’t been that convincing as Jadhav but certainly has got India A out of trouble. Now both are batting quite aggressively as India A is cruising towards their victory. India A now require 55 in 20 overs with 7 wickets in hand. These two batsmen have added 126 for the 4th wicket

  • 11:05 AM IST

    Live Updates, IND A 127/3, Batting: Shreyas Iyer 43, Kedar Jadhav 53: That is the fifty for Kedar Jadhav. He has played good cricket so far. Responsible batting display by this 2 batsmen. Jadhav gets to bis fifty on a juicy full toss from Kyle Gardiner. These two batsmen are cruising towards victory

  • 10:56 AM IST

    Live Updates, IND A 112/3, Batting: Shreyas Iyer 33, Kedar Jadhav 38: Both these batsmen have pulled up a great partnership together. India A struggled a little after they lost wickets in quick succession. But these two have taken the responsibility on their shoulders and are playing responsible cricket which is good sight for their team.

  • 10:32 AM IST

    Live Updates, IND A 59/3, Batting: Shreyas Iyer 18, Kedar Jadhav 11: 50 up for India A. They are trying to get back on track and form a partnership here. Shreyas Iyer has the potential to score big and will have to build the first partnership with Kedar Jadhav here!

  • 10:13 AM IST

    Live Updates, IND A 43/3, Batting: Shreyas Iyer 11: India A neck-deep in trouble as skipper Manish Pandey follows Karun Nair! 11 overs gone and India A have lost three of their top batsmen. The long batting line-up looks not enough to chase a mere 208 now. Any more wickets will turn the game totally in favour of NPS. It is once again O’Donnell who does it for NPS. Bringing his team back into the game single-handedly here!
    OUT! Manish Pandey c Matt Renshaw b Tom O’Donnell 10 (7)


  • 10:07 AM IST

    Live Updates, IND A 38/2, Batting: Shreyas Iyer 10, Manish Pandey 8: And there comes wicket No. 2 for NPS! Great stuff by Tom O’Donnell as he gets both the wickets here, doing exactly what his team expected him to do. NPS bowling successfully to defend their low total and India under pressure losing in form Karun Nair for only 14 runs! Skip is in!
    OUT! Karun Nair c Kyle Gardiner b Tom O’Donnell 14 (23)

  • 10:03 AM IST

    Live Updates, IND A 18/1, Batting: Shreyas Iyer 8, Karun Nair 4: Not a start India A wanted. They lost their first wicket within 3 overs as Mandeep Sindh departs for 4. India A are yet to find the perfect combination for the opening pair. Faiz Fazal disappointed with his performance in the first two matches and Mandeep Singh also failed to do anything impressive here.
    OUT! Mandeep Singh c Mathew Short b Tom O’Donnell 4 (10)

  • 8:53 AM IST

    Live Updates, NPS 208/8: A wicket off the
    last ball and National Performance Squad’s innings comes to an end with
    207 runs on the board. The target looks achievable and what NPS will
    need here are some quick scalps during their bowling to put India A
    under pressure. Sam Harper’s efforts of adding 72 runs were commendable
    while Clint Hinchliffe also contributed with his 43 in an otherwise
    unimpressive scorecard. The team failed to put their batting together.
    OUT! David Moody run out 8 (11)

OUT! Clint Hinchliffe lbw b Hardik Pandya 43 (66)

Live Updates, NPS 190/6, Batting: David Moody 2, Clint Hinchliffe 35: So NPS looking to take the score past 200. India has earlier scored over 300 in the series and a target of around 200 should be easy for the team, looking at the long and potent batting line-up they have. Varun Aaron has done a great job so far, while the rest of the bowlers also joined hands to restrict the India A below par. Hinchliffe, meanwhile, plays a crucial innings to add some runs to the board towards the end of the innings.

Live Updates, NPS 187/6, Batting: David Moody 0, Clint Hinchliffe 34: NPS fail to build any big partnership so far and this leads to a very ordinary total. Bowlers rejoice as everyone is getting at least a wicket. Varun Aaron remained the most effective to bag wickets, the economy could have been better though. Hinchcliffe hist him for 3 fours in an over.

OUT! Arjun Nair c Sanju Samson(wk) b Varun Aaron 7 (11)

OUT! Tom O’Donnell lbw b Akshar Patel 3 (20)

Live Updates, NPS 149/4, Batting: Arjun Nair 1, Clint Hinchliffe 7: Gone! Short’s innings remained as Short as to add only 30 runs to the team score. NPS have batted for 37 overs now, have lost four crucial wickets and are yet to get to 150. This is not something they wanted. Varun Aaron does it for the team while Samson executes a perfect wicketkeeper’s catch!

OUT! Mathew Short c Sanju Samson (wk) b Varun Aaron 30 (60)

Live Updates, NPS 128/3, Batting: Mathew Short 20: Bowled him! This must be the turning point of the innings as NPS lose their set batsman Sam Harper. With 27 overs of the innings played, it will be tough for NPS to make comeback from here. Mathew Short will have to stay longer at the crease now. Shreyas Iyer does well for a part-time option, getting the set man out for his team.

OUT! Sam Harper b Shreyas Iyer 72 (80)

Live Updates, NPS 101/2, Batting: Sam Harper 57, Mathew Short 8: So, hundred up for NPS in 22 overs. The current RPO is not much impressive but more important for the batting side now is to save their wickets which they are losing frequently. Runs on the board are definitely needed looking at the long batting that India A possess but NPS must play carefully. Meanwhile, Harper plays like a lone soldier, gets his 50.

Live Updates, NPS 76/2, Batting: Sam Harper 40, Mathew Short 0: And yet another wicket for India A. Renshaw goes for 31 and the partnership that stablised NPS for sometime has been broken now. Too early in the match to lose two wickets for the NPS.

OUT! Matt Renshaw lbw b Jayant Yadav 31 (52)

Live Updates, NPS 45/1, Batting: Sam Harper 26, Matt Renshaw 15 : NPS looking to build a partnership here. Runs are coming frequently. NPS close to their 50 and have done well after losing an early wicket so far. Meanwhile, Hardik Pandya gave away 9 runs in his first over today.

Live Updates, NPS 21/1, Batting: Sam Harper 7, Matt Renshaw 10: A great start for India A. After a maiden over from Dhawal Kulkarni to start with, Varun Aaron bags a wicket off his first ball as Jewel departs for a duck. NPS are one down already and need not lose more.

OUT! Caleb Paul Jewell c Patel b Aaron 0 (1)

 

India A will take on NPS for the second time in the series © Getty Images
India A will take on NPS for the second time in the series © Getty Images

Hello and welcome to CricketCountry’s coverage of the Quadrangular A-Team One-Day Series. This is match 9 and India will take on the National Performance Squad (NPS) at Mackay. India A are currently at the top of the table winning two of their three matches while the other was abandoned due to rain. Skipper Manish Pandey has done very well, setting example by his performance while the entire team also contributed to take their team to victory. On the other hand, NPS has lost the only match they played to India A and thus will be in pressure facing them straight in the second match, while India A will have the advantage and confidence due to their consistent performance in the series so far. 

What makes India A a very strong contender is their long batting line-up. The batting goes down till No. 8, given the fact that the team consists of some quality all-rounders who have earlier turned things around for their sides. The batting order is balanced, starting from openers to the middle and lower-middle-order.

NPS’ batting performance in their previous game in the series remained unbalanced. The team lost their first wicket quickly, but came back with a competitive performance as Hilton Cartwright and Sam Heazlett built up a partnership of over 100 runs. But as the partnership was broken, the team failed to follow that performance up. It was the only big partnership of their innings, which came to an end with 318 runs on the board, handing India A an 86-run victory. The batting line-up needs to be consistent throughout.

Squads:

National Performance Squad: Hilton Cartwright, Caleb Paul Jewell, Sam Heazlett, Matthew Short (c), Sam Harper (wk), Clint Hinchliffe, Michael Neser, David Moody, Kyle Gardiner, Sam Grimwade, David Grant, Josh Inglis, Arjun Nair, Tom O’Donnell, Matt Renshaw, Mitchell Swepson

India A: Faiz Fazal, Karun Nair, Mandeep Singh, Manish Pandey (c), Kedar Jadhav, Sanju Samson (wk), Hardik Pandya, Jayant Yadav, Dhawal Kulkarni, Jaydev Unadkat, Yuzvendra Chahal, Shreyas Iyer, Akshar Patel, Shardul Thakur