Hello everyone and a very warm welcome to CricketCountry’s coverage of the 2nd match of the Triangular series, involving India A, Australia A and South Africa A. Today host India will take on an in-form Australia A. Outplayed in the four-day games, a new-look India A will have to play out of their skins to stop their opponents. The visitors have been dominant on this tour so far as they humbled the hosts in the unofficial two-match Test series and hammered South Africa by 10 wickets in the tri-series opener on Wednesday. The series is an opportunity for players like Manish Pandey, Kedar Jadhav, Sanju Samson, Karun Nair and Karn Sharma to impress the selectors and stake their claim in the national side. Top-order batsman Karun Nair, from Karnataka, is the only player who was part of the squad in the two-Test series that concluded last week. READ: India A vs Australia A 2015, Triangular series, Preview

Joe Burns, for his blitzing innings of 154, is chosen to be the Man of the Match. But it wasn’t just him; Australia A provided an all-round effort, with the 239-run opening stand, finishing touches from Matthew Wade, and then a patient bowling performance. Gurinder Sandhu, with his seamers, and legspinner Adam Zampa, took four wickets each. Australia A have clinched a bonus point in the match, and now have ten points from two games. More on the game, in the match report, can be accessed here. Till the next game in the series, between India A and South Africa A, on Sunday, it’s goodbye.

Live Cricket Score India A 215 | Overs 42.3 (Target 335): India A have finally folded for 215. Karn Sharma and Dhawal Kulkarni, who was the last to be out, provided some entertainment with some lusty hits, with three sixes and two fours between them. But the chase seemed beyond the reach of the limited tail. Gurinder Sandhu, the right-arm seamer, and legspinner Adam Zampa took four wickets each. Australia have won by 119 runs, their second victory in two A-team triangular series games. Not Out: Sandeep Sharma 3 (19)

OUT! Dhawal Kulkarni c James Pattinson b Gurinder Sandhu 19 (34)

OUT! Karn Sharma c Gurinder Sandhu b Adam Zampa 20 (24)

OUT! Parvez Rasool st Matthew Wade b Adam Zampa 10 (39)

Live Cricket Score India A 175/7 | Overs 33 (Target 335): Runs have come in trickles after the sixth wicket, that of Akshar Patel, fell. There are flicks to midwicket, cuts, nudges, pushes and defences. Kedar Jadhav is the seventh wicket to fall, caught at the long-on boundary in his rare attempt to attack. India A have three wickets in hand and the required run-rate has climbed to 9.41. Jadhav scored the second fifty of the innings. Batting: Parvez Rasool 9 (23), Karn Sharma 4 (5)

OUT! Kedar Jadhav c sub (Peter Handscomb) b Adam Zampa 50 (90)

OUT! Akshar Patel c Joe Burns b Gurinder Sandhu 16 (18)

Live Cricket Score India A 149/5 | Overs 24 (Target 335): India A have lost half their side in the 22nd over. But instead of a depreciation in the run-rate, there is a flurry of boundaries off James Pattinson from Akshar Patel. Jadhav is steady at the other end, and although the required run-rate is also doable, at a touch over 7 an over, the loss of wickets have reduced their chances. Jadhav has hit four fours and a six so far. Batting: Kedar Jadhav 39 (37), Akshar Patel 13 (6)

Live Cricket Score India A 121/4 | Overs 21 (Target 335): A period of lull has followed as Kedar Jadhav and Sanju Samson try to rebuild. Jadhav has, however, accelerated against Zampa, who is deposited for a six over midwicket and two fours, as his three overs fetch 22 runs. Batting: Kedar Jadhav 27 (30), Sanju Samson 10 (14)

Live Cricket Score India A 92/4 | Overs 16 (Target 335): WICKET! After getting to a half-century with a six to long-on off a low full toss, Chand is defeated by a quicker delivery, a flipper, from legspinner Adam Zampa, and is bowled as he tried to late-cut the ball. He was batting confidently and responsibly, and looked good with the stylish strokes for boundaries. He had played an upper cut for four the over before. Batting: Kedar Jadhav 8 (9), Sanju Samson 1 (5)

OUT! Unmukt Chand b Adam Zampa 52 (47)

Live Cricket Score India A 69/3 | Overs 11 (Target 335): A second wicket has fallen in Manish Pandey, who tries to flick a ball to the leg side, only to get a leading edge to captain Khawaja at midwicket. Karun Nair plays and misses, and gets a few dries straight to the fielder at extra-cover. Amid this, he got a four through backward point off Sean Abbott. But in the 11th over, he gets out, caught by backward point off a slash through that area. Chand, the opener at the other end, is going serenely amid the wickets at better ate than a run a ball. Batting: Unmukt Chand 36 (30), Kedar Jadhav 1 (1)

OUT! Manish Pandey c Khawaja b Abbott 11 (11)

OUT! Karun Nair c Lynn b Sandhu 6 (10)

Live Cricket Score India A 52/1 | Overs 7 (Target 335): Chand attempts a hook shot and gets an edge through to the boundary behind him, and followed it up with a punchy drive and a lofted four through the off side. That over, bowled by Coulter-Nile has 15 scored from it. Chand also scored a boundary on the last ball of the previous over, bowled by James Pattinson, but before this, Agarwal was dismissed as he cut the first ball of the over hard to point. The seamer Gurinder Sandhu was introduced in the seventh over, and was welcomed by a flourishing flick through midwicket. Batting: Unmukt Chand 27 (18), Mayank Agarwal 11 (10)

OUT! Mayank Agarwal c Lynn b Pattinson 10 (14)

Live Cricket Score India A 24/0 | Overs 4 (Target 335): After a quiet first over, Mayank Agarwal strokes two elegant boundaries off Nathan Coulter-Nile, the seamer: one a push through midwicket, and another a controlled drive past a diving mid-off. Chand, off a rising delivery outside off stump from James Pattinson, plays a nicely executed upper cut to collect India A’s third four. Otherwise, there are plays and misses, dabs and pushes. Batting: Unmukt Chand 11 (11), Mayank Agarwal 10 (13)

Live Cricket Score Australia A 334/4 | Overs 50: India A need 335 to win in 50 overs. Matthew Wade expertly accelerates at the death of the innings, especially against Dhawal Kulkarni in the 49th over. He hits a four over cover off a low full toss and a six by skipping down the track to loft over long-0n. Ferguson also hits a boundary in that over, off the first ball, as Australia A crossed 330. Wade has collected two more fours in this period, off Sandeep Sharma — a ramp shot to third man — and Kulkarni. The last over, bowled by Sandeep, however, is a quiet one, with only four singles coming from it. Batting: Callum Ferguson 18 (20), Matthew Wade  32 (19)

Live Cricket Score Australia A 294/4 | Overs 46: WICKET! Chris Lynn, failed to negotiate a flighted delivery from Akshar Patel, and is drawn out of his crease for a non-existent drive that had the wicketkeeper Sanju Samson quickly taking off the bails and catching the batsman out of his crease Matthew Wade, the next man, and Callum Ferguson have run well between the wickets hence. Batting: Callum Ferguson 9 (9), Matthew Wade  7 (8)

OUT! Chris Lynn st Sanju Samson b Akshar Patel 16 (22)

Live Cricket Score Australia A 277/2 | Overs 43: Burns has reached 150, and now has 14 sixes to his name. After a few worked singles, Burns dug into Akshar Patel to loft two sixes by using his ft well. The lull was caused after a second wicket fell, in the form of Travis Head, who edged seamer Sandeep Sharma behind for a duck. Burns, however, got out after scoring 154, in the 43rd over, caught at short fine-leg off Kulkarni. Batting: Chris Lynn 15 (19), Callum Ferguson 0 (2)

OUT! Joe Burns c Sandeep Sharma b Dhawal Kulkarni 154 (131)

OUT! Travis Head c Sanju Samson b Sandeep Sharma 0 (2)

Live Cricket Score Australia A 239/1 | Overs 36: WICKET! Caught in the deep, on the off side. Captain Khawaja tried to loft offspinner Karun Nair over the extra-cover boundary, after getting to a century. This, or a run-out, seemed the only way the opening duo could be separated. Burns, on the other end, is on a six-hitting spree: 12 sixes are hit so far in the innings by him, mostly off spinners. Batting: Joe Burns 131 (112), Travis Head 0 (0)

OUT! Usman Khawaja c Pandey b Nair 100 (104)

Live Cricket Score Australia A 208/0 | Overs 31: It seems Karn Sharma is targeted, for whenever he is bowling, the batsmen express their intent to be belligerent. Burns uses his feet to deposit two back-to-back sixes in the 26th over. Khawaja and Burns plunder 17 runs from Parvez Rasool, via two more sixes from Burns, who got to his century by hitting another six, again against Karn. The team, and the partnership, reaches 200 in the 31st over. Batting: Usman Khawaja 95 (93), Joe Burns 105 (93)

Live Cricket Score Australia A 152/0 | Overs 24: The first wicket almost falls, but not quite. Kulkarni gets Khawaja to edge one behind, but the wicketkeeper Samson, who had already dropped two chances off Khawaja, collects the catch after it bounced in front of him. Batting: Usman Khawaja 73 (73), Joe Burns 64 (65)

Live Cricket Score Australia A 132/0 | Overs 20: Karn Sharma gets hit for three fours in his second over, but also has a shout for leg before wicket interspersed, against Burns, who reaches fifty. Akshar Patel, however, bowls a quiet over. Manish Pandey is introduced into the attack, he gives away five runs from his over with a casual four through extra-cover by Khawaja. Batting: Usman Khawaja 70 (66), Joe Burns 54 (54)

Live Cricket Score Australia A 107/0 | Overs 16: An eventful over from Rasool has two sixes scored from it, but the second one, a smash by Burns after coming down the track, could have resulted in a wicket as Kedar Jadhav held the catch at the edge of the boundary at deep midwicket and stepped on to the ropes. Khawaja got to his fifty, but in the next over, is dropped again by wicketkeeper Sanju Samson, who fails to hold on to an edge as the batsman attempted a cut. Karn Sharma, the legspinner, replaces Rasool in the 16th over, and bowls a relatively quiet four balls, before Burns deposits him for a six straight behind him. Batting: Usman Khawaja 57 (52), Joe Burns 42 (44)

Live Cricket Score Australia A 77/0 | Overs 13: Spinners are on from both ends now, left-arm spinner Akshar Patel from one end and Jammu and Kashmir off-spinner Parvez Rasool from the other. The batsmen have used their feet well to negotiate them. The last fast-bowling over, from Sandeep Sharma, had two fours scored from it. Batting: Usman Khawaja 41 (41), Joe Burns 28 (37)

Live Cricket Score Australia A 57/0 | Overs 9: Khawaja has started to show his intent of attack, by lofting Dhawal Kulkarni for two back-to-back boundaries in the seventh over—including a six over long-off—and then Burns backed it up by a pulled six through fine-leg. 19 runs were collected off that over. In the next over, Khawaja took two runs over mid-on, tried to play a cheeky flick on a back-of-a-length delivery and missed it, and cut the final ball for a run. Burns is dropped by the wicketkeeper off Akshar Patel next over. Batting Usman Khawaja 28 (31), Joe Burns 21 (23)

Live Cricket Score Australia A 24/0 | Overs 5: Usman Khawaja and Joe Burns have effected three boundaries so far, but they have largely been patient and quiet otherwise. Batting Usman Khawaja 12 (17), Joe Burns 5 (13)

Toss Update: Australia A have won the toss and elect to bat


India A: Unmukt Chand (c), Manish Pandey, Karun Nair, Sanju Samson (wk), Kedar Jadhav, Akshar Patel, Parvez Rasool, Karn Sharma, Dhawal Kulkarni, Sandeep Sharma

Australia A: Usman Khawaja (c), Joe Burns, Travis Head, Peter Handscomb, Callum Ferguson, Matthew Wade (wk), Ashton Agar, Sean Abbott, James Pattinson, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Cameron Boyce.

PTI reported that, India A skipper Unmukt Chand earlier hinted that the team management may field three spinners here on a turning track this One-day match. “Yes, we might [field three spinners] as you know the ball is turning a bit. Moreover, these wickets have been used for the four-day games and also yesterday. The wicket seems to be dry. We may go with a couple of spinners and we have a good blend of seamers as well. We plan to mix it up,” Unmukt said at the pre-match press conference. READ: Unmukt Chand expects India A batsmen to fire