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Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane shared a 76-run partnership for the fourth wicket.
Captain Ajinkya Rahane scored a brilliant century in the 3-day practice match being played between India A and Australia A. This helped Team India to score 237 runs on the first day at the loss of 8 wickets. India’s openers Prithvi Shaw, Shubman Gill and wicketkeeper-batsman Wriddhiman Saha could not open the account. Rahane returned to an unbeaten pavilion after finishing the first day’s game with 108 runs * and Mohammad Siraj 0 * runs.
Team India did not start well
India won the toss and got off to bat first. India lost the first wicket at zero. At the same time, the team lost 3 wickets for 40 runs. Shubman (0), Prithvi (0) and Hanuma Vihari (15 runs) could not do anything special. Cheteshwar Pujara and captain Ajinkya Rahane then shared a 76-run partnership for the fourth wicket. Pujara was out for 54 off James Pattinson. Pattinson catches him at the hands of Marcus Harry.
Saha out at zero
After Pujara’s dismissal, India lost 2 wickets for 12 runs. Saha dismissed for zero. He was dismissed LBW by Travis Head. After this, R Ashwin too could not do anything special and after scoring 5 runs, LBW was out on Pattinson’s ball. After 6 wickets fell at 128, Rahane shared a 69-run partnership for the 7th wicket with Kuldeep Yadav. Kuldeep scored 15 runs and was caught out on the head ball.
Rahane completed the century
Meanwhile Rahane also completed his century. He shared a 35-run partnership for the 8th wicket with Umesh Yadav. Umesh scored 24 off 18 balls and was dismissed by Nesser. By the end of the first day’s play, India had scored 237 runs at the loss of 8 wickets. Rahane returned to an unbeaten pavilion after scoring 108 and Mohammad Siraj scored zero.
Pattinson took 3 and Head took 2 wickets
From Australia A fast bowler James Pattinson took 3 wickets. At the same time, Michael Nasser and captain Travis Head took 2–2 wickets. Jackson Bird got 1 wicket.
Scorecard: India A’s innings
|The player||Run||The ball||4s||6s|
|Prithvi Shaw Pen Bow Pattinson||0||8||0||0|
|Shubman Gill Ka Harris Bow Nesser||0||1||0||0|
|Cheteshwar Pujara Harris Bow Pattinson||54||140||5||0|
|Hanuma Vihari LBW Bo. bird||15||51||2||0|
|Ajinkya Rahane (Batting)||108||228||16||1|
|Wriddhiman Saha LBW Bo. head||0||4||0||0|
|Ravichandran Ashwin LBW Bo. Pattinson||5||10||1||0|
|Kuldeep Yadav Pukowski Bo. head||15||78||1||0|
|Umesh Yadav LBW Bo. Nesser||24||18||4||1|
|Mohammad siraj (Batting)||0||5||0||0|
Run: 237/8, Over: 90, Extras: 16 (Bai-1, Leg Bai-10, Wide-2, No Ball- 3)
Wicket Fall: 0/1 (Shubhaman Gill, 1.1), 6/2 (Prithvi Shaw, 2.2), 40/3 (Hanuma Vihari, 18.2), 116/4 (Cheteshwar Pujara, 46.6), 121/5 (Riddhiman Saha, 49.3), 128/6 (R Ashwin, 52.3), 197/7 (Kuldeep Yadav, 79.5), 235-8 (Umesh Yadav, 87.1)
Bowling James Pattinson 19-5-58-3, Michael Nesser: 19-6-51-2, Jackson Bird: 19-6-34-1, Cameron Green: 8-4-9-0, Mark Stickit: 14-3- 50-0, Travis Head: 11-3-24-2