Australia A v India A, Quadrangular A-team one-day series July 31, 2014

Tiwary five-for sets up comfortable India A win

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India A 5 for 231 (Rayudu 77, Jadhav 52, Samson 49*) beat Australia A 228 (Stoinis 58, Hughes 58, Tiwary 5-34, Akshar 3-30) by five wickets
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Manoj Tiwary's maiden five-wicket haul set up a comfortable win for India A against Australia A two days ahead of the Quadrangular final between the two teams. Ambati Rayudu, Kedar Jadhav and Sanju Samson contributed with the bat as India A chased 229 with 13 deliveries to spare.

Tiwary sent the hosts plummeting from 1 for 126 to 6 for 180, picking up 5 for 34 in ten overs. Marcus Stoinis made a fifty at the top of the order and shared a solid partnership with Phillip Hughes before Akshar Patel provided the breakthrough in the 17th over. The second-wicket partnership between Hughes and Peter Nevill had grown to 48 when Tiwary had the latter stumped for 23. Tiwary claimed the next four wickets, removing captain Cameron White, Hughes, Tom Cooper and Alex Doolan. Akshar ended the innings in the final over when he dismissed Ben Cutting for 22 to claim 3 for 30.

Manan Vohra departed in the fourth over of the chase to Clint McKay after which Robin Uthappa had another failure on the tour, when he was caught off Pat Cummins for 13. Tiwary did not last long as well but Rayudu and Jadhav revived the innings with a century stand for the fourth wicket. Jadhav stroked 52 off 50 and Samson took over after the former fell in the 33rd over. Samson made an unbeaten 49 off 51 while Rayudu, who made 77 off 112, exited with the score on 191. Parvez Rasool came in and hit an unbeaten 20 off 16 even as Samson finished the game with successive fours off Cutting.

India A finished with five wins in six games while Australia A were second with four out of six. The teams will meet in the final to be played on Saturday in Darwin.

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  • Behind_the_bowlers_arm on August 2, 2014, 16:44 GMT

    Don't think Australia A can have any complaints given India A's winning record in this tournament but they had a chance at 220/1 in the 41st. Needed to get to 300 and didnt so paid the price. Dont think Australia should overdo this winter cricket up North but the A team Tests against India and coming up against S Africa A are a good breeding ground for the young batsmen they need to come through asap. Hopefully some players will take their chance and we will also see more of Sam Whiteman behind the stumps. Rogers, Haddin & Harris wont last too much longer and Clarke's back might mean doesnt go on as long as we hope.

  • on August 2, 2014, 4:45 GMT

    Well for ODI u need 16-17 member squad..sehwag/dhawan..gambhir/rohit..kohli..tiwary..dhoni/samson/saha..yuvi..jadeja..ashwin..bhuvi..binny/irfan..zaheer..mohit/shami..

  • on August 1, 2014, 19:28 GMT

    Dhawan is a waste.....We need Gambhir, a perfect match winner for WC 2015.....My squad would be -: Rohit, Gambhir, Kohli, Jadhav, Raina, Dhoni, Jadeja, Ashwin, Bhuvi, Mohit, Yadav, Akshar, Shami, Samson, Manan Vohra

  • parikshit_Ops on August 1, 2014, 17:08 GMT

    Its seriously a brilliant performance by India A Team in alien conditions. Proud of you, guys. Yes, Samson deserves a chance directly in India XI as a batsman. He has been so consistent. Kedar and Rayudu should also be there in squad. Leggie Sharma needs to be tried out too. My15 member squad would be

    Rohit Sharma, Dhawan, Kohli, Dhoni, Raina, Jadeja, Rayudu, Jadhav, Ashwin, Karn Sharma, Sanju Samson, Bhuvi, Mohit Sharma, Shami, Kulkarni. Hope selectors choose one like this..

    Had to leave A. Patel, a big talent, only because we already have left arm spinner in jadeja and we need a leggie..

  • on August 1, 2014, 13:50 GMT

    Sanju samson shows his class again.Well done Sanju, best of luck final game.

  • abdulshaik on August 1, 2014, 11:48 GMT

    Hello friends, its goo that you people are encouraging young talent and wanted to see them in Indian squad, some you even picking up Indian team for 2015 WC, all the above comment are good and some people came up with their won WC teams,

    one member i would like to add too all the teams friends, that one member i always would like to see is YUVRAJ SINGH. remember 2011 where he has shown us all what a player he is and what a big match player he is. If at all India wanted to be WC winners again then YUVI should be there in team.

    All my friends may think that i am a fan of YUVI, that is why i am supporting him. NO i am not his fan, i am fan Indian Cricket and one and only The Lord of the Game (SACHIN TENDULKAR) i have stopped watching cricket after his retirement. now a days if India is playing well then only i am watching otherwise i am just changing the channel.

    forget about SACHIN bcoz he is not playing, Yuvi should be there in 2015 WC squad, he is flavour of INDIAN cricket.

  • on August 1, 2014, 10:48 GMT

    India A tour has shown some very promising players who need to be given a chance at the senior level, Sanju Samson surely must hve taken over Utthapa n even Saha in keeper batsman place. Great to see Tiwary step along with Kedhar when given the chance and Naman Ojha has showed his class in the longer format of the game.

  • pritamdas_circ on August 1, 2014, 10:20 GMT

    Uthappa is a huge disappointment. He has proved it again that IPL success has nothing to do with International cricket, He failed in Bangladesh tour and now failing in India A visit to Australia in both Unlimited and Limited formats. I had hopes from him but I guess there had been a reason why he couldn't come back in national team for so many years after getting dropped.

  • garysam123 on August 1, 2014, 5:43 GMT

    Sanju gets avoided by the selectors every now and then. He has proved his mettle even before 2 yrs. In spite of that he is not getting a call to the international arena. He is the leading run scorer for India in this tournament. Even Naman, who shined earlier just in this test series got a call to England. New talented people like sanju, binny, uttappa should be given chance.

  • on August 1, 2014, 4:40 GMT

    Robin uttappa is ideal choice fr 2015 wc resarve opener.....still 6 months reamaing he will do ..best

  • Behind_the_bowlers_arm on August 2, 2014, 16:44 GMT

    Don't think Australia A can have any complaints given India A's winning record in this tournament but they had a chance at 220/1 in the 41st. Needed to get to 300 and didnt so paid the price. Dont think Australia should overdo this winter cricket up North but the A team Tests against India and coming up against S Africa A are a good breeding ground for the young batsmen they need to come through asap. Hopefully some players will take their chance and we will also see more of Sam Whiteman behind the stumps. Rogers, Haddin & Harris wont last too much longer and Clarke's back might mean doesnt go on as long as we hope.

  • on August 2, 2014, 4:45 GMT

    Well for ODI u need 16-17 member squad..sehwag/dhawan..gambhir/rohit..kohli..tiwary..dhoni/samson/saha..yuvi..jadeja..ashwin..bhuvi..binny/irfan..zaheer..mohit/shami..

  • on August 1, 2014, 19:28 GMT

    Dhawan is a waste.....We need Gambhir, a perfect match winner for WC 2015.....My squad would be -: Rohit, Gambhir, Kohli, Jadhav, Raina, Dhoni, Jadeja, Ashwin, Bhuvi, Mohit, Yadav, Akshar, Shami, Samson, Manan Vohra

  • parikshit_Ops on August 1, 2014, 17:08 GMT

    Its seriously a brilliant performance by India A Team in alien conditions. Proud of you, guys. Yes, Samson deserves a chance directly in India XI as a batsman. He has been so consistent. Kedar and Rayudu should also be there in squad. Leggie Sharma needs to be tried out too. My15 member squad would be

    Rohit Sharma, Dhawan, Kohli, Dhoni, Raina, Jadeja, Rayudu, Jadhav, Ashwin, Karn Sharma, Sanju Samson, Bhuvi, Mohit Sharma, Shami, Kulkarni. Hope selectors choose one like this..

    Had to leave A. Patel, a big talent, only because we already have left arm spinner in jadeja and we need a leggie..

  • on August 1, 2014, 13:50 GMT

    Sanju samson shows his class again.Well done Sanju, best of luck final game.

  • abdulshaik on August 1, 2014, 11:48 GMT

    Hello friends, its goo that you people are encouraging young talent and wanted to see them in Indian squad, some you even picking up Indian team for 2015 WC, all the above comment are good and some people came up with their won WC teams,

    one member i would like to add too all the teams friends, that one member i always would like to see is YUVRAJ SINGH. remember 2011 where he has shown us all what a player he is and what a big match player he is. If at all India wanted to be WC winners again then YUVI should be there in team.

    All my friends may think that i am a fan of YUVI, that is why i am supporting him. NO i am not his fan, i am fan Indian Cricket and one and only The Lord of the Game (SACHIN TENDULKAR) i have stopped watching cricket after his retirement. now a days if India is playing well then only i am watching otherwise i am just changing the channel.

    forget about SACHIN bcoz he is not playing, Yuvi should be there in 2015 WC squad, he is flavour of INDIAN cricket.

  • on August 1, 2014, 10:48 GMT

    India A tour has shown some very promising players who need to be given a chance at the senior level, Sanju Samson surely must hve taken over Utthapa n even Saha in keeper batsman place. Great to see Tiwary step along with Kedhar when given the chance and Naman Ojha has showed his class in the longer format of the game.

  • pritamdas_circ on August 1, 2014, 10:20 GMT

    Uthappa is a huge disappointment. He has proved it again that IPL success has nothing to do with International cricket, He failed in Bangladesh tour and now failing in India A visit to Australia in both Unlimited and Limited formats. I had hopes from him but I guess there had been a reason why he couldn't come back in national team for so many years after getting dropped.

  • garysam123 on August 1, 2014, 5:43 GMT

    Sanju gets avoided by the selectors every now and then. He has proved his mettle even before 2 yrs. In spite of that he is not getting a call to the international arena. He is the leading run scorer for India in this tournament. Even Naman, who shined earlier just in this test series got a call to England. New talented people like sanju, binny, uttappa should be given chance.

  • on August 1, 2014, 4:40 GMT

    Robin uttappa is ideal choice fr 2015 wc resarve opener.....still 6 months reamaing he will do ..best

  • on August 1, 2014, 4:39 GMT

    hello guys just on tour plop robin thats nt his carear end .today dhawan plop show continues so indian selecteres droping no way robin done ipl orange cap winner and vijay hazare 3 cenchury this all perfomence gone ..are yu judging robin just one tour ..he played one good knock 46 austrlia...cricket is lucky game also..so he will do consistency in champions leagh then every body telling uttappa name...ok...he is 28 ...still he have power and potentiol he will comes good fr up coming dimestic maches please dnt ignore just one tour..have faith 8years hardwork...he came back india...just undrestand and give positive ness

  • on August 1, 2014, 2:43 GMT

    CONTINUED...... my squad for odis would have 18-20 players. 1- Rohit, 2- Dhawan, 3- Tiwary , 4- Pujara, 5- Raina, 6- Rayudu 7-Sanju, 8- Jhadav, 9- Ohja, 10- Rishi, 11- Akshar, 12- Ashwin, 13- Jad, 14- Karn, 15- Mohit, 16- Binny, 17- Yadav, 18- Kulkarni, 18- Aaron, 19- Rassool, 20- Vohra.

    Playing XI would be :

    1. Dhawan, 2-Rohit, 3-Pujara, 4 -Raina, 5-Tiwary, 6-Sanju,7-Jadeja/Akshar/Karn, 7-Ashwin, 8- Rishi /Binny, 9- Mohit, 10-Yadav, 11- Aaron.

    The next match would depend on the performance of these guys in the first one. It's high time the Indian team started judging players based on performance rather than on reputation. If we give each of these 20 a fair chance to play, then there's a fair chance some of them make it to AUS and do well. My personal picks are Samson, Mohit, Akshar, Rishi Dhawan.

    Squad for WC2015 : Dhawan, Rohit, Kohli, Pujara, Raina, MSD, Sanju, Tiwary, Jhadav, Rayudu, Jaddu, Akshar, Ashwin, Rishi Dhawan, Bhuvi, Shami, Aaron, Yadav, Mohit.

  • Iamns89 on August 1, 2014, 2:30 GMT

    Samson needs to be included in senior indian odi team as he has got shots in his wrists and temperament. He can hit quality fast bowlers like steyn, and spinners. Despite this all he is very calm while playing,like great rahul dravid

  • on August 1, 2014, 2:12 GMT

    I have a feeling we might see at least 2-3 of these players playing for India next month in WI. With MSD showing intent to quit tests, I think he'll sit out of the WI series. Bhuvi, Ishant, Shami SHOULD be rested after playing a 5 match series. Vijay, after doing so well, might get a break too. Kohli, it depends on what he decides. So my guess is, Gambhir for Vijay, five quicks in Ishwar, Pankaj, Yadav, Aaron, Mohit. Rishi Dhawan, Akshar Patel, Ashwin, Jadeja as all rounders. Samson, Ohja, Japan, Saha to be Dhoni's replacements.

    My squad would include : 1.Gambhir(vc) 2-Dhawan, 3-Che, 4-Vk(Captain) 5-Ohja(WKB) , 6-Rishi Dhawan, 7-Jadeja, 8-Ashwin, 9-Aaron, 10-Yadav, 11-Pankaj, 12-Ishwar, 13-Mohit, 14-Akshar, 15-Jhadav,16-Karn Sharma, 17-Tiwary(if Kohli isn't there, then Tiwary can play under Gambhir's captaincy.)

    Playing XI for tests : Gg, Dhawan, Che, Vk/Tiwary, Ohja, Rishi, Jad /Akshar, Ashwin, Yadav, Aaron, Mohit /Pankaj /Ishwar. 12th man - Sanju.

  • Jeerkeet on July 31, 2014, 19:37 GMT

    There is something going against sanju Samson. Time after time, he puts in solid performences and does not get the the node ahead of some other players in the 1st team.

  • on July 31, 2014, 17:13 GMT

    It is obvious that the selectors will be closely watching Sanju Samson. Good that he is batting at 6th position and still the leading run scorer for India A. Apart from scoring runs, he is proving that he is a match winner who can perform in pressure situations. It might be very early days to say this, and will be awkward too, but I think he is a Captaincy Material

  • on July 31, 2014, 16:54 GMT

    sanju looks very good. bring manoj and kedar for test team.

  • vipinchirackal on July 31, 2014, 16:31 GMT

    this is the perfect time for sanju to debute in one day cricket.we need this lad for next world cup.so start giving him international exposure now onwards

  • on July 31, 2014, 16:29 GMT

    jadhav should be given chance in international cricket

  • on July 31, 2014, 15:14 GMT

    It is high time kedhar jadav replaces Rohit in test team. Also he has very good first class record. Gambhir to replace kohli.

  • IndianCricketEnthusiast on July 31, 2014, 13:51 GMT

    It is the best time for Sanju Samson to debut in International Cricket. He is an Young Player and his confidence is very high right now. Very good prospect for Indian Cricket especially after the departure of the greats. With the current team struggling for the go to man in the middle order, I think he is that go to man!!!

  • on July 31, 2014, 12:09 GMT

    Super bright prospects I feel form this India A team:

    Sanju Sampson Kedar Jhadav(Perfect for ODi with batting Avg. of 47 and strike rate of 106 in LIST A matches)

    Dhawal Kulkarni Karn Sharma(At present we don't have good leg spinner in Indian team) Rishi Dhawan Akshar patel

    My Indian 11 for 2015 WC - Australia

    Sanju Sampson, Rahane, Kohli, Kedar Jhadav, Raina, Dhoni, Rishi Dhawan, Ashwin, Bhuvneswar, Ishant, Dhawal Kulkarni

    If spin pitch: Rishi Dhawan replaced with Jadeja.

    If completely spin pitch: Include Karn Sharma in place of Ishant.

  • 222nithin222 on July 31, 2014, 11:12 GMT

    well done India A ,Again Sanju Samson shown his class:) he should be brought into the Indian one day team before the 2015 WC....and all the best India A for final. ......

  • on July 31, 2014, 10:34 GMT

    Sanju is the only player performed in all the opportunities he got .beeing at no 6 and scoring that many runs is extremely impressive..he should be given a chance in the national level .I think he is able to play in any surface he proved it in spin pitches in India and now in the seem friendly wickets in Oz.

  • Gilliana on July 31, 2014, 10:28 GMT

    This A squad is definitely showing more potential than the blokes playing the Poms at the moment. What do you think??

  • on July 31, 2014, 10:16 GMT

    Samson's feats become all the more staggering as he has shown this consistency, to dig the team out of hole on atleast 4 occassions

  • ArunJK on July 31, 2014, 10:07 GMT

    Jadhav and Samson are playing well; there is still time to judge Vohra as he is new to international experience. It is good strategy that Samson is playing at No. 6; at present first 5 slots of Indian team are almost booked and if he is joining the National Squad his position would be at No. 6 as a keeper/reserved keeper. Possibly it is a management decision to groom him there!

  • Vijimv11 on July 31, 2014, 10:07 GMT

    Another consistent show by Samson in this tournament. This boy genius should be brought into the Indian one day team before the 2015 WC. Could be the next big thing for India. All the best Sanju

  • on July 31, 2014, 10:07 GMT

    I think india A is playing vary well, but it is disappointing to a see that a talented play like sanju samson not getting enough exposure to show his telent and confidance level, it can be seen that that he is betting at no.6 though he has four not out so far in this series. it hurting when such a young player not getting chance to bat at no.3 or 4 while top order continue failing. upset about this and hope someone wise can do some good for sanju and india A.................. all the best India A for final. ......

  • vipinchirackal on July 31, 2014, 10:05 GMT

    Sanju has done excellently well throughout the tournament.his average is more than 100 here.even with such a consistency at all the tournaments he still cant find a place at Indian team.i wonder what the team management thinks. cant blame even if someone finds some regional politics here in this issue

  • on July 31, 2014, 10:00 GMT

    What is uthappa doing in this team..he is a complete failure in this series...Sanju is performing in each and every game..My team for final...Manan Vohra, Sanju Samson, Ambati Rayudu, Manoj Tiwary, Kedar Jadav, Karan Sarma, Rishi Dhawan, Parvez Rasool, Akshar Patel, Dhawal kulkarni and Mohit Sarma

  • on July 31, 2014, 9:56 GMT

    I get the impression that players who should have been touring England with the senior team have been playing in the "A" tem and vice versa.Players like Manoj Tiwary,Dhawal Kulkarni,Abhishek Nayar,Umesh Yadav should have been in England.Binny,Pankaj Singh are misfits in the senior team.Dhoni's batting at Test level is deteriorating with every outing.Selectors should look to replace him with Saha/Samson/Rayudu

  • arunmbio on July 31, 2014, 9:54 GMT

    Jadhav and Sanju in great form. Both should be in senior team

  • anoopgpl on July 31, 2014, 9:48 GMT

    Consistent Samson, Vohra can now await much deserving national side call :-) Uthappa disappointed

  • on July 31, 2014, 9:45 GMT

    Samson should be eased out in the Indian Team for one days. Young Feet with fluent and aggressive batting would be a great back up for MS Dhoni. Vohra too is showing he belongs to the level. Shows glimpses of Sehwag in his batting.And just like Pankaj Singh a batsmen who has been ignored year after year Kedar Jadhav too deserves a chance. If these 3 can be included in the one day squad to England it gives them some time to ease into the team and gel well before WC15. Praveen Kumar , Dhawal Kulkarni , Rishi Dhawan , Mohit , Umesh should make it to the ODI's as bowleres. Bhuvi , Ishant and Shami need to be rested.

  • SaiKrishna09 on July 31, 2014, 9:43 GMT

    Indian Cricket politics continue............Despite all his success on the tour, Robin Uthappa and team management still keep playing SANJU SAMSON at 6 or 7...He is the third highest run getter in the tournament, holds an average of 119.50 only behind Phil Hughes....and still ...is good enough to only bat behind UTHAPPA, VOHRA, MANISH, TIWARY, RAYUDU, KEDAR etc....Today, he was slotted at 3 in the batting order, but the same old story continues....Hope the guy at least gets a chance in the final to score a century on foreign soil......:(

  • on July 31, 2014, 9:43 GMT

    well done India A .tiwary, rayudu, jadhav all played well.But the superstar of this series SANJU SAMSON again playing a vital role at no 6 49 of 51 ball not out.4 not outs in this series. top scorer in this series for india .he is batting at 6 and 7 .why indian management not sending him at no 3 or 4.top order have completly failed in this series.

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  • on July 31, 2014, 9:43 GMT

    well done India A .tiwary, rayudu, jadhav all played well.But the superstar of this series SANJU SAMSON again playing a vital role at no 6 49 of 51 ball not out.4 not outs in this series. top scorer in this series for india .he is batting at 6 and 7 .why indian management not sending him at no 3 or 4.top order have completly failed in this series.

  • SaiKrishna09 on July 31, 2014, 9:43 GMT

    Indian Cricket politics continue............Despite all his success on the tour, Robin Uthappa and team management still keep playing SANJU SAMSON at 6 or 7...He is the third highest run getter in the tournament, holds an average of 119.50 only behind Phil Hughes....and still ...is good enough to only bat behind UTHAPPA, VOHRA, MANISH, TIWARY, RAYUDU, KEDAR etc....Today, he was slotted at 3 in the batting order, but the same old story continues....Hope the guy at least gets a chance in the final to score a century on foreign soil......:(

  • on July 31, 2014, 9:45 GMT

    Samson should be eased out in the Indian Team for one days. Young Feet with fluent and aggressive batting would be a great back up for MS Dhoni. Vohra too is showing he belongs to the level. Shows glimpses of Sehwag in his batting.And just like Pankaj Singh a batsmen who has been ignored year after year Kedar Jadhav too deserves a chance. If these 3 can be included in the one day squad to England it gives them some time to ease into the team and gel well before WC15. Praveen Kumar , Dhawal Kulkarni , Rishi Dhawan , Mohit , Umesh should make it to the ODI's as bowleres. Bhuvi , Ishant and Shami need to be rested.

  • anoopgpl on July 31, 2014, 9:48 GMT

    Consistent Samson, Vohra can now await much deserving national side call :-) Uthappa disappointed

  • arunmbio on July 31, 2014, 9:54 GMT

    Jadhav and Sanju in great form. Both should be in senior team

  • on July 31, 2014, 9:56 GMT

    I get the impression that players who should have been touring England with the senior team have been playing in the "A" tem and vice versa.Players like Manoj Tiwary,Dhawal Kulkarni,Abhishek Nayar,Umesh Yadav should have been in England.Binny,Pankaj Singh are misfits in the senior team.Dhoni's batting at Test level is deteriorating with every outing.Selectors should look to replace him with Saha/Samson/Rayudu

  • on July 31, 2014, 10:00 GMT

    What is uthappa doing in this team..he is a complete failure in this series...Sanju is performing in each and every game..My team for final...Manan Vohra, Sanju Samson, Ambati Rayudu, Manoj Tiwary, Kedar Jadav, Karan Sarma, Rishi Dhawan, Parvez Rasool, Akshar Patel, Dhawal kulkarni and Mohit Sarma

  • vipinchirackal on July 31, 2014, 10:05 GMT

    Sanju has done excellently well throughout the tournament.his average is more than 100 here.even with such a consistency at all the tournaments he still cant find a place at Indian team.i wonder what the team management thinks. cant blame even if someone finds some regional politics here in this issue

  • on July 31, 2014, 10:07 GMT

    I think india A is playing vary well, but it is disappointing to a see that a talented play like sanju samson not getting enough exposure to show his telent and confidance level, it can be seen that that he is betting at no.6 though he has four not out so far in this series. it hurting when such a young player not getting chance to bat at no.3 or 4 while top order continue failing. upset about this and hope someone wise can do some good for sanju and india A.................. all the best India A for final. ......

  • Vijimv11 on July 31, 2014, 10:07 GMT

    Another consistent show by Samson in this tournament. This boy genius should be brought into the Indian one day team before the 2015 WC. Could be the next big thing for India. All the best Sanju