Mackay (Australia), Aug 30: Skipper Manish Pandey’s valiant century went futile as India A lost to Australia A by a singular keep running in a high-scoring thriller in the Quadrangular Cricket arrangement here today yet at the same time made it to the summit conflict.
The annihilation won’t do any mischief to the Rahul Dravid drilled side as it had officially met all requirements for the last. The win guaranteed that Australia An additionally fit the bill for the title conflict in front of South Africa A.
The win implied that Australia A completed on top of the table while India A came next after the round robin experiences.
Put into bat, Australia A made a telling 322 for six riding on twin hundreds of years from Kurtis Patterson (115) and Nic Maddinson (118) with Varun Aaron ended up being the most costly Indian bowler being pounded for 65 in seven overs.
In answer, India A completed at 321 for 8 in 50 overs regardless of Pandey’s 91-ball 110 and an alluring 74-ball 87 from Sanju Samson.
India A required 9 keeps running off the last over and they got 6 from the initial four balls. With just 3 runs required from 2 balls, Samson was holed out by Marcus Stoinis off his previous Rajasthan Royals associate Kane Richardson’s conveyance.
With 3 required off the last conveyance, Richardson played to an impeccable arrangement as Jayant Yadav could oversee just 1 keep running as Shardul Thakur was run-out attempting to go for a brief moment run which would have tied the match.
Prior, a 157-run stand for the fifth wicket amongst Pandey and Samson raised dreams of another India A win.
Pandey particularly was familiar as he has been for most of the competition hitting his second century.
His innings had 10 fours and three sixes – two off leg-spinner Cameron Boyce and one off pacer Richardson.
It was the captain’s rejection in the 47th over that turned things as pacer Daniel Worral got him got behind.
The energy of the innings was lost at that phase as Samson, who additionally hit six limits and two sixes, couldn’t take the group past completing line.
Australia A: 322/6 in 50 overs (Kurtis Patterson 115, Nic Maddinson 118, Shardul Thakur 2/50, Varun Aaron 1/65).
India A: 321/8 in 50 overs (Mike Pandey 110, Sanju Samson 87, Mandeep Singh 56).