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  • 5:42 PM IST

    LIVE BP XI 244 in 48.2 ovs: AUS WIN!!!! That’s it, Australia have convincingly won the opening warm-up tie against a relatively inexperienced fourth-string side of BP XI, by 103 runs. Agar’s four-wicket haul does ot for the Aussies. How can they fair in the second warm-up tie? Will see soon…. Batsmen: Kushang Patel 41* (48)

  • 5:23 PM IST

    LIVE BP XI 223/9 in 45 ovs: GONE!!!! The ninth wickets is down for BP, as they lose Akshay Karnewar for a fighting innings of 40, who falls to Faulkner after being caught by Maxwell, as Rahil Shah is the new man in. It’s game over now for BP, as they still need 125 off 30. Batsmen: Kushang Patel 25* (34), Rahil Shah 0* (1)

  • 5:03 PM IST

    LIVE BP XI 156/7 in 33.3 ovs: Something seems to be building up here as both the batsmen have managed to go past the 200-run mark, but it’s still way to go for BP. How long before we have a decisive result? The wait continues, 140 needed off 60. Batsmen: Kushang Patel 16* (19), Akshay Karnewar 31* (18)

  • 4:41 PM IST

    LIVE BP XI 156/8 in 35 ovs: GONE!!!! And it’s a three more wickets, as Gurkeerat falls for 27, Govinda Poddar falls for an unfortunate duc, while Sundar falls for 11. It seems very difficult for the BP XI now to achieve the target, as Kushang Patel and Akshay Karnewar are the new men in, while 190 is needed more off 90 deliveries. Batsmen: Kushang Patel 1* (4), Akshay Karnewar 1* (2)

  • 4:26 PM IST

    LIVE BP XI 148/5 in 32 ovs: GONE!!!! The fifth wicket is down for the BP’s as they lose Shivam Chaudhary for mere four to Ashton Agar after being caught behind by Matthew Wade, while Washington Sundar is the new man in. Clearly, the pressure of the hefty total is taking a toll over the BP’s, but can they still make the chase possible with 200 more needed to win? Batsmen: Gurkeerat Singh Mann 27* (42), Washington Sundar 3* (7)

    OUT! Shivam Chaudhary c Matthew Wade b Ashton Agar 4 (7)

  • 4:24 PM IST

    OUT! Another one falls the dust. Shivam Choudhary is snared up by Ashton Agar. Agar is being groomed for Australia’s 2021 tour to India and this tour is an ideal preparation for it. Govind Poddar is out in the middle.

  • 4:17 PM IST

    BP XI, 143/4 : Onus is now upon Gurkeerat Singh Mann to take BP XI out of a hole. With only Govind Poddar left in the back it will a tough for the lower order to reach such a target. Shivam Choudhary will want to make a impact with a gritty knock here.

  • 4:05 PM IST

    OUT! A quick pick up and throw by Steven Smith does the trick. Nitish Rana looking to pick a cheeky single gets himself run out for 19. Gurkeerat Singh Mann is holding one end up has now been joined by Shivam Choudhary.

  • 3:44 PM IST

    OUT! Marcus Stoinis cleans up Shreevats Goswami. Goswami looking to play down the wrong line gets his stumps rattled. Nitish Rana has now been joined by Gurkeerat Singh Mann in the middle.

  • 3:30 PM IST

    OUT! Adam Zampa provides Australia a crucial breakthrough. Mayank Agarwal was looking to take the game away from Australia. His innings ended on 42.

  • 3:11 PM IST

    BP’s XI, 70/1: This has been such a great response from both Mayanak Agarwal and Shreevats Goswami. Agarwal in particular has raced towards 35, while Shreevats is taking his time. Australia have so far used four bowlers.

  • 2:56 PM IST

    BP XI, 49/1 : Post the fall of Rahul Tripathi, both Shreevats Goswami and Mayank Agarwal have managed to get BP XI to safety. Mayank in particular has been aggressive with the bat. Kane Richardson who is making a comeback into the Australian set-up was on the higher side.

  • 1:24 PM IST

    AUS 347/7 : Electing to bat first, Australia’s top-order made the most of it with almost every batsmen getting past the fifty run mark. It would be sad not to a big hundred but practice nonetheless.

  • 12:56 PM IST

    AUS 280/5 :Marcus Stoinis, who was making a return to cricket after a long layoff played an explosive innings. He reached his fifty in merely 42-balls. His knock of 60 runs so far has included 2 fours and 4 sixes.

  • 12:38 PM IST

    AUS 251/5 : OUT! Travis Head in an attempt to up the ante perishes. Akshay Karnewar into his fifth over scalped Head for a well made 65 off 63 balls. Marcus Stoinis is joined by Matthew Wade in the middle.

  • 12:22 PM IST

    AUS 219/4 : Travis Head has turned up the heat. Australia thanks to Head cruised past the 200-run mark. Marcus Stoinis is looking calm as ever. with 15 overs to go Australia will be aiming to hit the 280-300 runs.

  • 11:54 AM IST

    AUS, 160/4 : OUT! Just as Australia were getting a move on, Washington Sundar has stopped their run. Sundar after picking Steven Smith has now scalped Glenn Maxwell as well. Maxwell handed a simple caught and bowl to Sundar for a 25-ball 14.

  • 11:48 AM IST

    AUS 154/3 : Post the fall of Steve Smith’s wicket, both Travis Head and Glenn Maxwell have held fort. Maxwell in particular been on the offensive against Rahil Shah. Travis is busy knocking off singles to keep the score board ticking.

  • 11:37 AM IST

    AUS, 135/3 : OUT! Steven Smith falls for 55. Smith fell in the same as Warner giving a simple catch to keeper. Washington Sundar does the trick for BP XI. Glenn Maxwell joins Travis Head on the pitch.

  • 11:29 AM IST

    AUS, 129/2 :FIFTY! Steven Smith’s form in his ODI is crucial if Australia need to stand up to India’s might. His fifty took 63-balls to come. Travid Head will be eager to gain some much needed match practice.

  • 11:13 AM IST

    OUT! Just as David Warner was looking to take the match away from Board President’s XI he has fallen. Kushang Patel gets his man after being hit for plenty. Warner made 64 off 48 balls. Travis Head is the new man.

  • 11:03 AM IST

    AUS, 91/1 : FIFTY! David Warner scores his half-century in 42 balls. His knock has so far included 8 fours. He has suddenly taken the attack on the likes of Kulwant Khejroliya and Kushang Patel.

  • 10:47 AM IST

    AUS, 61/1: Gurkeerat SIngh Mann has called upon Kulwant Khejroliya and Kushang Patel on to bowl. Sandeep Sharma leaked far too many runs for BP XI’s liking. David Warner and Steven Smith have swiftly moved into the 30s.

  • 10:35 AM IST

    AUS, 44/1: Hardly any respite on offer from David Warne and Steven Smith. Sandeep Sharma continues to get clobbered. There is hardly anything on offer from the track. Looks flat as ever.

  • 10:21 AM IST

    AUS, 17/1: Both David Warner and Steven Smith have already hit boundaries and look to resurrect Australia’s innings after a poor start. Sandeep Sharma has been taken for plenty, while Avesh Khan has been miserly.

  • 10:07 AM IST

    David Warner and Hilton Cartwright are out to open for Australia. Sandeep Sharma and Avesh Khan have opened the bowling for Board President’s XI. Avesh has managed to get rid of Cartwright in his very first over. Cartwright made a 2-ball duck. Steven Smith is the new man in.

  • 10:00 AM IST

    Australia: Steven Smith(c), David Warner, Ashton Agar, Nathan Coulter-Nile, James Faulkner, Matthew Wade(wk), Travis Head, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Kane Richardson, Hilton Cartwright

    Indian Board Presidents XI: Rahul Tripathi, Mayank Agarwal, Shivam Chaudhary, Washington Sundar, Nitish Rana, Govinda Poddar, Gurkeerat Singh Mann(c), Shreevats Goswami(wk), Rahil Shah, Avesh Khan, Sandeep Sharma

  • 9:52 AM IST

    TOSS: Australia have won the toss, and opt to bat first.

Board-President's-XI-vs-AustraliaGood Morning नमस्कार! Hello and welcome to CricketCountry’s live blog session of the warm-up game between Board’s President XI and Australia . The match is being played at Chennai’s MA Chidambaram Stadium. Steven Smith and co. will be eager to battle it out in tough conditions against a seemingly weaker BP XI. The BP XI is being captained by Gurkeerat Singh Mann, who has played for India earlier. The BP XI consists of namely Indian Premier League (IPL) rookies and a few top-domestic performers.

Sadly for Australia, there was some bad news as Aaron Finch was ruled out of the match due to a calf injury. Hilton Cartwright too has been troubled with an niggle. This match is the perfect change for players like Glenn Maxwell, Matthew Wade, James Faulkner, Marcus Stoinis and Nathan Coulter-Nile to get some much needed time on the pitch.

BP XI,on the other hand, has players like Rahul Tripathi, Nitish Rana and Washington Sundar, who have had successful run in the Indian Premier League (IPL). With most of the Indian players involved in Duleep Trophy, the selectors had named an XI comprising of relatively unknown players but it is a chance that they would relish the opportunity because not often that they get to face international opposition.


Australia: Steven Smith (c), David Warner, Ashton Agar, Hilton Cartwright, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Patrick Cummins, James Faulkner, Aaron Finch, Travis Head, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Matthew Wade (wk), Adam Zampa and Kane Richardson.

Board President’s XI: Gurkeerat Singh Mann (c), Rahul Tripathi, Mayank Agarwal, Shivam Chaudhary, Washington Sundar, Nitish Rana, Govind Poddar, Shreevats Goswami, Rahil Shah, Akshay Karnewar, Kulwant Khejroliya, Kushang Patel, Avesh Khan and Sandeep Sharma.