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BPXI vs Aus, day 1: as it happened


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Feb 12, 2013 at 06:11pm IST

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Chennai: The Australians, captained by wicketkeeper Mathew Wade, have won the toss and decided to bat in the the two-day warm-up game against the Board President's XI in Chennai.

Read on for updates of the match.

Australia 241 all out in 88.3 overs: Ashton Agar goes down the track but misses to find himself stumped and hand Rassol his seventh wicket. Australia are all out for 241 and that's stumps for the day with clearly Rassol taking the spotlight with figures of 7 for 45.

BPXI vs Aus, day 1: as it happened

Parvez Rassol's 7 for 45 helped Board President's XI to wrap up the visiting Australians for a paltry 241 in the warm-up match.

Australia 237 for 9 in 87 overs: Parvez Rassol is on a roll at the moment as he picks up his sixth by getting the wicket of Jackson Bird. The ball rolls on to the stumps when Bird tries to play a defensive stroke.

Australia 229 for 8 in 82 overs: Parvez Rassol takes a five-for in his big match. Two wickets in one over in the form of James Pattinson and Peter Siddle completes the five-wicket haul for the offspinner.

Pattinson (9) tries to drive through mid-off but is caught and to follow him immediately was Siddle caught at short-leg for 22.

Australia 204 for 6 in 73 overs: Parvez Rassol picks up his third wicket by getting rid of Steve Smith for 41 who was caught in silly mid-off by Mandeep Singh.

Australia 190 for 5 in 65 overs: Sarabji Ladda is making the most out of this opportunity as the legspinner picks up his second wicket. Henriques (16) falls to the guile of Ladda and plays straight to the hands of short cover.

Australia 190 for 4 in 65 overs: The visitors have added 20 runs in the post tea session with Steve Smith unbeaten on 35 and well supported by Moises Henriques at the other end who's batting on 15.

Australia 170 for 4 in 58 overs: A successful second session for Board President's XI as tea has been taken with Australia four wickets down. Steve Smith is on 30 and at the other end is Moises Henriques batting on 1.

Australia 169 for 4 in 55 overs: Australia are now losing wickets after lunch. Glenn Maxwell (0) the new man in after the fall of Wade tries to defend but edges to the wicketkeeper off Stuart Binny.

Australia 167 for 3 in 52 overs: Wade advances down the track to go long but misses and falls for 35 when he was looking good for a big score. Again the bowler to pick up the wicket is Rasool caught by substitute fielder Kamlesh Makhwana.

Australia 153 for 2 in 45 overs: The wicket of Cowan has not affected the Aussie build up after lunch as Matthew Wade and Steve Smith keep the scorecard ticking.

Australia 125 for 2 in 41.2 overs: Ed Cowan after notching up his half-century falls to offspinner Parvez Rasool for 58 caught behind by wicketkeeper Parthiv Patel.

Australians 102 for 1 in 33 overs: Ed Cowan caps up his good start to the tour with a half century, which he brings up with a cut through backward point. He is still going strong as the Australians build on after lunch. Mathew Wade is with him on 10.

Australians 81 for 1 in 27 overs: The tourists finish the morning session on a good score, having just lost Usman Khawaja shortly before lunch. Ed Cowan is batting on 42 with skipper Matthew Wade on 0.

Australians 77 for 1 in 25 overs: Legspinner Sarabjit Ladda has produced the breakthrough for the BP XI, getting Usman Khawaja (32) caught at deep midwicket attempting a sweep shot.

Australians 60 for 0 in 19 overs: The tourists have crossed the 50-mark. Usman Khawaja (28*) has hit his fifth boundary to move past Ed Cowan (25*). Jammu & Kashmir allrounder Parvez Rassol has been brought into the attack to bowl some offspin. Shami Ahmed (7-2-25-0) and Parvinder Awana (7-3-10-0) have been given a rest.

Australians 43 for 0 in 15 overs: Each of the batsman has hit three fours so far. Parwinder Awana concedes a four in his seventh over and now has figures of 7-3-10-0. Ed Cowan is on 22, Usman Khawaja on 16.

Australians 36 for 0 in 13 overs: Nine runs have come in the last three overs. Parvinder Awana has been especially parsimonious in an spell of 6-3-6-0. Stuart Binny is the third change and conceded nine runs in two overs. Ed Cowan (17*) and Usman Khawaja (14*) are setting themselves in.

Australians 27 for 0 in 10 overs: Ed Cowan and Usman Khawaja have made a watchful start against Shami Ahmed and Parvinder Awana. Each of the new-ball bowlers has bowled two maidens so far. Khawaja is on 14 and Cowan on 8.

Toss: Matthew Wade has won the toss and opted to bat against the Board President's XI.

This is the visitors' first warm-up fixture on the four-Test tour of India.

Ed Cowan and Usman Khawaja open for the visitors, while Shami Ahmed and Parvinder Awana start the proceedings for the home side.

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