Australia A v India A, 2nd unofficial Test, Brisbane, 1st day July 13, 2014

India A hit back after Faulkner-Forrest stand

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Australia A 7 for 288 (Faulkner 94, Forrest 77, Mishra 4-114, Yadav 3-42) v India A
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Fifties from James Faulkner and Peter Forrest helped Australia A put up 7 for 288 on the opening day of the second four-day game against India A in Brisbane. The pair put on 133 runs for the fourth wicket but on either side of the partnership, Australia A lost wickets in clusters to Umesh Yadav and Amit Mishra.

Mishra, who replaced Pragyan Ojha, was the most successful bowler with four wickets, but he was also the most expensive. Three of his wickets came towards the end of the day. He dismissed Faulkner six runs short of a maiden first-class century after the batsman had hit him for four sixes in the 71st over. In his next four overs, Mishra removed the two batsmen who had rescued Australia A in the first four-day game - Mitchell Marsh was caught at slip for 14 trying to slash, while Sam Whiteman was bowled for 12.

Apart from the knocks by Forrest and Faulkner, the other Australia A batsmen had little to show for, as they failed to build on starts. Australia A won the toss and batted first, but their opening stand was broken in the eighth over when Phillip Hughes was caught behind off Yadav. The fast bowler then accounted for Alex Doolan, who made a 64-ball 18. Chris Lynn's wicket in the last over before lunch left Australia A on a shaky 3 for 64 but Faulkner and Forrest steadied the innings in the second session and gradually accumulated runs. Faulkner was the first to switch gears, getting to an 80-ball 50 with nine fours, while Forrest reached his fifty a few overs later.

Faulkner pushed the scoring-rate after Forrest fell and attacked Mishra. The fifth-wicket partnership between Faulkner and Marsh yielded 51 of which Marsh contributed just 12. Mishra's late strikes, however, left the onus of a fightback on Australia A's lower order, comprising Ben Cutting, Cameron Boyce, Nathan Lyon and Chadd Sayers. Lyon, who had joined the Australia A squad earlier this week, replaced Moises Henriques in the XI.

India A also made changes. Apart from Mishra's inclusion, B Aparajith replaced Karun Nair in the batting line-up while fast bowler Anureet Singh came in for Dhawal Kulkarni.

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  • on July 14, 2014, 7:54 GMT

    What happen to robin uttappa...comon man yu have very good talent if yu file in austrlia and selctore telling yu nt fitt fr odi also please please do well in odis test is over...ur the captain 6 maches 3 cenchrys ur side reaquire dnt dispoint ur fans tdy iam upsett..just 10...other people doing consistency what happen yu man...ipl..and vija hajare . and even bhnghla 1 mch yu played superly...prsent what happen ..do man

  • RapidCommentsPlz on July 14, 2014, 7:21 GMT

    lolz lyon??? I told ya!!you have got to prove yourself against world's best batting line up!! @electric_loco_WAP4 lolz you an Indian ? ha ha!!

  • on July 14, 2014, 3:39 GMT

    what happend to uthappa... common uthappa..dnt make ur fans dissapointed... we want to see u in blue jersy in all format of game.. dnt prove u r nly fit fr indian flat pitch.. u hv capacity to prv ur ability..deliver the best in comin matchs.. its now or never..

  • on July 14, 2014, 0:39 GMT

    Now they will put at least 200 run partnership for 8th wicket against Mighty Indian bowling line up!!500 at least on Card for AUS A..Feeling for Indian entire bowling unit!!haha

  • sammysam on July 13, 2014, 23:45 GMT

    mishra should be in england

  • here2rock on July 13, 2014, 22:22 GMT

    Amit Mishra should be with India in England.

  • electric_loco_WAP4 on July 13, 2014, 21:00 GMT

    Time for the Nathan Lyon show. Expect worlds 2nd best -after Ajmal- to run through Ind A with 5 fers in both inngs. And a big W for Aussies.But before that 100 more runs from Cutting and the tail 1st up.

  • electric_loco_WAP4 on July 13, 2014, 20:54 GMT

    @Aviral- 'Best' batting line up ofcourse! On the flatbeds of Ind!!-:) Pls publish this time.

  • on July 13, 2014, 20:07 GMT

    @Jared Hansen. I reckon you can thrown Finch into the bracket with Bailey and Khawaja as one thing finch does do is if he gets in he usually goes big , and he can hit a ball as clean as Gilchrist. He may eventually open but he could come in at 6 at some point as I'd try Steve Smith at 3 especially in Australian conditions against the likes of India.

  • Vilander on July 13, 2014, 19:04 GMT

    Umesh Yadav needs to be in England. Pawan suyal should replace him in this series.

  • on July 14, 2014, 7:54 GMT

    What happen to robin uttappa...comon man yu have very good talent if yu file in austrlia and selctore telling yu nt fitt fr odi also please please do well in odis test is over...ur the captain 6 maches 3 cenchrys ur side reaquire dnt dispoint ur fans tdy iam upsett..just 10...other people doing consistency what happen yu man...ipl..and vija hajare . and even bhnghla 1 mch yu played superly...prsent what happen ..do man

  • RapidCommentsPlz on July 14, 2014, 7:21 GMT

    lolz lyon??? I told ya!!you have got to prove yourself against world's best batting line up!! @electric_loco_WAP4 lolz you an Indian ? ha ha!!

  • on July 14, 2014, 3:39 GMT

    what happend to uthappa... common uthappa..dnt make ur fans dissapointed... we want to see u in blue jersy in all format of game.. dnt prove u r nly fit fr indian flat pitch.. u hv capacity to prv ur ability..deliver the best in comin matchs.. its now or never..

  • on July 14, 2014, 0:39 GMT

    Now they will put at least 200 run partnership for 8th wicket against Mighty Indian bowling line up!!500 at least on Card for AUS A..Feeling for Indian entire bowling unit!!haha

  • sammysam on July 13, 2014, 23:45 GMT

    mishra should be in england

  • here2rock on July 13, 2014, 22:22 GMT

    Amit Mishra should be with India in England.

  • electric_loco_WAP4 on July 13, 2014, 21:00 GMT

    Time for the Nathan Lyon show. Expect worlds 2nd best -after Ajmal- to run through Ind A with 5 fers in both inngs. And a big W for Aussies.But before that 100 more runs from Cutting and the tail 1st up.

  • electric_loco_WAP4 on July 13, 2014, 20:54 GMT

    @Aviral- 'Best' batting line up ofcourse! On the flatbeds of Ind!!-:) Pls publish this time.

  • on July 13, 2014, 20:07 GMT

    @Jared Hansen. I reckon you can thrown Finch into the bracket with Bailey and Khawaja as one thing finch does do is if he gets in he usually goes big , and he can hit a ball as clean as Gilchrist. He may eventually open but he could come in at 6 at some point as I'd try Steve Smith at 3 especially in Australian conditions against the likes of India.

  • Vilander on July 13, 2014, 19:04 GMT

    Umesh Yadav needs to be in England. Pawan suyal should replace him in this series.

  • Sir_Ivor on July 13, 2014, 13:58 GMT

    Nathan Lyon is a good spinner. With some additions to his bowling arsenal I think he could be a big match winner for the Australians. He is accurate and gets the ball to bounce even on docile wickets. If he can master the doosra, he should be as good as any of the good off spin bowlers in the world. I say this because he flights the ball well and is capable of changing his length on call. He gets drift as well.I am waiting to see him bowl in this game as India A is batting last.

  • fazald on July 13, 2014, 12:46 GMT

    I am sure the main focus in this match against India A for the aussie selectors will be on spinner Nathan Lyon after his short stint with Muralidaran how much he has learnt under Murali and the tricks of the trade. It remains to be seen whether he has mastered the Doosra into his repertoire. He also had some coaching about two years ago from none other than the architect of the Doosra (the other one in Urdu) from former Pakistani spinner Saqlain Mushtaq at the Centre of Excellence in Brisbane but has shown no improvement whatsoever in his bowling since he made his debut in 2011. He is lucky that the aussie cricket selectors have kept faith in him and is still the main spinner in the team despite others like Steve O'Keefe who has been more impressive in domestic cricket during the last five years.

  • xtrafalgarx on July 13, 2014, 10:34 GMT

    @Jared Hansen: Yeah, i was a bit ticked off when i wrote that haha. I was one of Khawaja;s biggest fans when he played and i wanted him to succeed, but when i looked at Steve Smith and Warner churning out the runs, if im honest i can't see khawaja doing that at any stage. He just doesn't score enough hundreds. I think hughes will succeed in the end, C. ferguson might be okay, but i don't see any middle order spots opening up soon.

  • on July 13, 2014, 9:48 GMT

    @xtrafalgarx : I think that's a little harsh. I mean, yeah, this team is looking severely lacking in promise when it comes to specialist bats (Faulkner, Whiteman and Mitch Marsh are looking good but there aren't really spots for them right now) but I think there are still guys out there. Callum Ferguson is one that comes to mind, Matthew Wade practically held his place as a batsman so could play as a specialist, and (I have a strange feeling you'll disagree with me here) I think Khawaja and Bailey are both worth another go.

    That said, until you give them a decent run it's hard to know who will be the goods. Look at Steve Smith. His first run was absolutely disastrous and I assumed we'd never see him play for Australia again.

  • on July 13, 2014, 8:48 GMT

    And now is the real test of Nathan lyon?Will he be able to withstand the performance of mishra? Or is he just another medicore spinner aussies are looking in? will he be smacked all around the park by WORLDS BEST BATTING LINE UP?only time will tell. Well expect no mercy from India A.

  • xtrafalgarx on July 13, 2014, 8:31 GMT

    It's clear that these blokes simply aren't ready and if we are honest, it's hard to see where the next real crop of batsmen is coming from. The most promising guys are a generation down, like the Silks, Maddinsons, Heads etc. but they have a long way to go and we might have to look past the likes of Khawaja, Doolan and co. who just aren't performing.

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  • xtrafalgarx on July 13, 2014, 8:31 GMT

    It's clear that these blokes simply aren't ready and if we are honest, it's hard to see where the next real crop of batsmen is coming from. The most promising guys are a generation down, like the Silks, Maddinsons, Heads etc. but they have a long way to go and we might have to look past the likes of Khawaja, Doolan and co. who just aren't performing.

  • on July 13, 2014, 8:48 GMT

    And now is the real test of Nathan lyon?Will he be able to withstand the performance of mishra? Or is he just another medicore spinner aussies are looking in? will he be smacked all around the park by WORLDS BEST BATTING LINE UP?only time will tell. Well expect no mercy from India A.

  • on July 13, 2014, 9:48 GMT

    @xtrafalgarx : I think that's a little harsh. I mean, yeah, this team is looking severely lacking in promise when it comes to specialist bats (Faulkner, Whiteman and Mitch Marsh are looking good but there aren't really spots for them right now) but I think there are still guys out there. Callum Ferguson is one that comes to mind, Matthew Wade practically held his place as a batsman so could play as a specialist, and (I have a strange feeling you'll disagree with me here) I think Khawaja and Bailey are both worth another go.

    That said, until you give them a decent run it's hard to know who will be the goods. Look at Steve Smith. His first run was absolutely disastrous and I assumed we'd never see him play for Australia again.

  • xtrafalgarx on July 13, 2014, 10:34 GMT

    @Jared Hansen: Yeah, i was a bit ticked off when i wrote that haha. I was one of Khawaja;s biggest fans when he played and i wanted him to succeed, but when i looked at Steve Smith and Warner churning out the runs, if im honest i can't see khawaja doing that at any stage. He just doesn't score enough hundreds. I think hughes will succeed in the end, C. ferguson might be okay, but i don't see any middle order spots opening up soon.

  • fazald on July 13, 2014, 12:46 GMT

    I am sure the main focus in this match against India A for the aussie selectors will be on spinner Nathan Lyon after his short stint with Muralidaran how much he has learnt under Murali and the tricks of the trade. It remains to be seen whether he has mastered the Doosra into his repertoire. He also had some coaching about two years ago from none other than the architect of the Doosra (the other one in Urdu) from former Pakistani spinner Saqlain Mushtaq at the Centre of Excellence in Brisbane but has shown no improvement whatsoever in his bowling since he made his debut in 2011. He is lucky that the aussie cricket selectors have kept faith in him and is still the main spinner in the team despite others like Steve O'Keefe who has been more impressive in domestic cricket during the last five years.

  • Sir_Ivor on July 13, 2014, 13:58 GMT

    Nathan Lyon is a good spinner. With some additions to his bowling arsenal I think he could be a big match winner for the Australians. He is accurate and gets the ball to bounce even on docile wickets. If he can master the doosra, he should be as good as any of the good off spin bowlers in the world. I say this because he flights the ball well and is capable of changing his length on call. He gets drift as well.I am waiting to see him bowl in this game as India A is batting last.

  • Vilander on July 13, 2014, 19:04 GMT

    Umesh Yadav needs to be in England. Pawan suyal should replace him in this series.

  • on July 13, 2014, 20:07 GMT

    @Jared Hansen. I reckon you can thrown Finch into the bracket with Bailey and Khawaja as one thing finch does do is if he gets in he usually goes big , and he can hit a ball as clean as Gilchrist. He may eventually open but he could come in at 6 at some point as I'd try Steve Smith at 3 especially in Australian conditions against the likes of India.

  • electric_loco_WAP4 on July 13, 2014, 20:54 GMT

    @Aviral- 'Best' batting line up ofcourse! On the flatbeds of Ind!!-:) Pls publish this time.

  • electric_loco_WAP4 on July 13, 2014, 21:00 GMT

    Time for the Nathan Lyon show. Expect worlds 2nd best -after Ajmal- to run through Ind A with 5 fers in both inngs. And a big W for Aussies.But before that 100 more runs from Cutting and the tail 1st up.