Hughes strikes hundred in drawn game
Australia A 423 (Cutting 96, Faulkner 94, Yadav 5-83) and 0 for 202 (Hughes 100*, Doolan 91*) drew with India A 501 (N Ojha 110, Yadav 90, Sayers 5-84)
Australia A opener Phillip Hughes struck an unbeaten hundred and shared a 202-run opening stand with Alex Doolan on the final day of the four-day game against India A that ended in a predictable draw. Only 50.2 overs were bowled before rain forced an early conclusion.
The Australia A openers were cautious at the start of the day but cut loose as the session progressed. Hughes took on Yadav, taking 53 runs off 46 balls he faced from the bowler. Hughes hit six fours off Yadav in the 35 overs before lunch and then struck the bowler for 18 runs early in the second session.
Doolan reached his fifty in the first over after lunch and steadily climbed to 91. He took his runs off fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah and B Aparajith, the sole spinner in the Indian attack on the fourth day.
The first match of the two-match unofficial Test series had also been a draw. The two teams will now play in a quadrangular series that also features South Africa A and Cricket Australia's National Performance Squad.