Australia A v India A, 2nd unofficial Test, Brisbane, 2nd day July 14, 2014

Cutting puts Australia A ahead

ESPNcricinfo staff

India A 3 for 165 (Rahul 52, Tiwary 50*, Sayers 3-22) trail Australia A 423 (Cutting 96, Faulkner 94, Yadav 5-83) by 258 runs

Ben Cutting stamped Australia A's authority on the second day's play with a cracking innings that fell four runs short of three-figures. The tail had been exposed but like the senior side in England, India A struggled to nip out the final few wickets. No. 10 Cameron Boyce defied a first-class average of 15.87 to compile a half-century as the hosts' eighth wicket racked up 133.

India A launched a composed reply until Chadd Sayers strangled the top order. His stamina and skill at swinging the ball late had identified him as an Ashes prospect last year. He bolstered that resume with figures of 14-5-22-3.

After Sayers dismissed Robin Uthappa early, KL Rahul and Jiwanjot Singh were making steady progress before the bowler removed both. Sayers did not concede a run across four overs between the dismissals. His menace forced the visitors into a rebuild and Manoj Tiwary compiled a brisk half-century to take India A to 3 for 165.

Australia A's bowlers were able to exert as much pressure as they did courtesy Cutting's belligerence in the morning. He tucked into India A's seamers with a flurry of boundaries. He hit 26 runs off 16 balls from Jasprit Bumrah, including consecutive fours in the third over of the day. Umesh Yadav, India A's most successful bowler, was taken for 14 runs in three balls in the 107th over as Australia A hurtled towards 400 after beginning the day on 7 for 288.

Boyce had clung on during the fading overs on day one but he was struck by Cutting's fluency as well. He coped well against both pace and spin, cracking four fours off Yadav and three off Amit Mishra en route to his fourth first-class fifty. The duo amassed 127 runs in 25.2 overs in the first session till Boyce fell to place Australia A in a position of dominance going into the next two days.

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  • ashok on July 15, 2014, 8:04 GMT

    @ylan Young nope they are playing aussies best spinner.lolz

  • Sam on July 15, 2014, 6:44 GMT

    indian selectors, can we please have this team tour australia later this year.

  • Dummy4 on July 15, 2014, 6:33 GMT

    Umesh Yadav scores 90? Man they must be playing on an absolute road....

  • Quichang on July 15, 2014, 6:29 GMT

    Lukman Meriwala should have been included in India A.I don't understand why Rajat Paliwal is included in First-Class matches instead of List A..His List A Ave:-65. BCCI should take notice of this things during selection.

  • Krishna on July 15, 2014, 6:27 GMT

    Umesh yadav get 90! Is this tailenders or all rounders?

  • sam on July 15, 2014, 6:20 GMT

    @Ashokmighty- Best batting line up-Eng.Remember Jimmy still holds no.11/last W recd. So Jimmy>Umesh,i.e Eng=worlds best!!-:)

  • ashok on July 15, 2014, 6:20 GMT

    @ electric_loco_WAP4 surely mate you know how to find talent. dont you? ha ha!!

  • sam on July 15, 2014, 6:13 GMT

    Though Lyon has got some stick by Yadav happy to chance his luck-and succeeding so far-being last wkt,dont he or any1 will read much into.Its a road,he's 'warming up' after long break,trying out few things.And Sayers.What a talent!Yet another for Aussies.

  • ashok on July 15, 2014, 5:58 GMT

    And thus the saga continues. world's best batting line up!!

  • sam on July 15, 2014, 5:20 GMT

    @Navjot Kaur- At least Lyon is not smashed and reverse swept by a no.11.And Ind's best spinner Ashwin.Haha .Still cant forget his mighty haul of 4 wkt in 4 tests last time in Aus.While Sachin and co. were being worked over by Lyon. pls publish.