The test match between Australia A and India A is now fine for the hosts as they took a huge lead on the third day.
At the close of play, the hosts were steadily placed at 121 for three in their second innings at the MA Chidambaram Stadium.
Bowling with a remodelled action, Pragyan Ojha picked up an impressive five-wicket haul as India A bowled out Australia A for 268
The host extended their lead to 154 runs by the end of the third day’s play in the first unofficial cricket Test, here on Friday.
The 28-year-old left-arm spinner Praghyan Ojha picked up 5/85, while legspinner Amit Mishra took 3/55.
Medium pacer Abhimanyu Mithun too picks up a wicket.
Ojha’s wickets included the well-set Marcus Stoinis and Gurinder Sandhu, while Mishra picked up the important wicket of Peter Handscomb, Matthew Wade and Andrew Fekete.
At the close of play:-
India A were steadily placed at 121 for three in their second innings at the MA Chidambaram Stadium.
India A were in a stong position in their second innings as Abhinav Mukund (40) and skipper Cheteshwar Pujara (42) played well.
Opener Lokesh Rahul had got out to Travis Head after making a 45-ball 29.
Match: India A vs Australia A, 1st unofficial Test , Australia A and South Africa A tour of India, 2015
Date: Wed, Jul 22, 2015 – Sat, Jul 25, 2015
Start Time: 4:00 AM GMT
Venue: MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
Umpires: Krishnaraj Srinath, Nitin Menon
Match Referee: Chinmay Sharma
India A Squad:
Playing XI: Cheteshwar Pujara, Lokesh Rahul, Abhinav Mukund, Karun Nair, Naman Ojha, Shreyas Iyer, Amit Mishra, Pragyan Ojha, Umesh Yadav, Vijay Shankar, Abhimanyu Mithun
Bench: Baba Aparajith, Shardul Thakur, Shreyas Gopal
Australia A Squad:
Playing XI: Usman Khawaja, Cameron Bancroft, Travis Head, Peter Handscomb, Nic Maddinson, Marcus Stoinis, Matthew Wade, Steve O’Keefe, Sean Abbott, Gurinder Sandhu, Andrew Fekete
Bench: Joe Burns, Callum Ferguson, Ashton Agar
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