Australia A 2 for 56 (Patterson 23*) beat India A 55 (Tremain 5-25, Worrall 4-26) by eight wickets
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The fast bowling pair of Chris Tremain and Daniel Worrall picked up nine wickets between them as India A were handed an eight-wicket thumping in their Quadrangular series opener against Australia A in Townsville.

India A's innings lasted just 15.4 overs as they were bowled out for 55 after being sent in to bat. Only Axar Patel, batting at No. 8, managed to get into double digits, top scoring with 15. Tremain, playing in only his fifth List-A game, recorded his maiden five-wicket haul, while Worrall picked up four.

Tremain triggered the meltdown when he struck thrice in the third over, removing Karun Nair, Mandeep Singh and Manish Pandey, all India internationals, in the space of four deliveries. He returned to dismiss Sanju Samson and opener Faiz Fazal in his next over, the fifth of the innings, to cap off a five-wicket haul.

Worrall then sliced through the lower middle order, to finish with his best returns in eight List A games so far. Michael Neser, the third seamer, was the other wicket-taker for Australia A, dismissing Axar.

Australia A's chase was slow but relatively steady in the face of India A's spin. India A managed to nip out two wickets courtesy Yuzvendra Chahal, the legspinner, and Axar, the left-arm spinner before Kurtis Patterson and Peter Handscomb saw the hosts home in the 18th over.

Australia A next take on the National Performance Squad at the same venue on August 16, while India A will play their second game against South Africa A a day later.