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As it happened: Board President XI v Australians


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Feb 13, 2013 at 06:31pm IST

Chennai: Live updates from day two of the first warm-up match between Board President XI and Australia XI in Chennai on Wednesday.

End of the match: The first warm-up game has been drawn. Both teams had a share of luck. Australians will play their next warm-up game on 16th of February against India A.

Australia XI second innings:

As it happened: Board President XI v Australians

Abhinav Mukund, the Board President's XI captain, was dismissed moments before lunch for 21 off 81 deliveries. (PTI)

End of fourth over: 15 for 0 Australians have already taken the lead in the first innings. They have nearly 40 minutes to bat. Glenn Maxwell and Usman Khawaja have opened the second innings for them. Maxwell is batting on 12 and Khawaja is on 1.

Board President's XI innings:

End of 68.3 over: 230 all out BP XI innings ended at 230, 11 runs short of the Australia XI score of 241. Shami Ahmed took ten runs off Lyon before hitting him straight to long on. Sarabjit Ladda was the last man to get out. Australia will come out to bat for 40 minutes.

End of over 67: 217 for 8 Ambati Rayudu fell 13 short of his 100 when Moises Henriques got him caught by Jackson Bird. It was a fighting innings by Rayudu, who kept the BP XI's innings together when the wickets were falling at the other end. His 87-run knock included nine fours and three sixes.

End of over 65: 209 for 7 Parvez Rassol departed after a fighting 36. He was caught by Glenn Maxwell off Ashton Agar, the 19-year-old legspinner who has been brought to India as part of a development process. Rayudu was approaching his three-figure mark.

End of over 61: 192 for 6 Parvez Rassol showed a lot of grit, along with Ambati Rayudu, as the two took the BP XI close to the Australia XI target. Rassol put four balls to the fence, while Rayudu struck eight fours and three sixes.

End of over 53: 171 for 6 at tea Ambati Rayudu played some attractive strokes, eight fours and three sixes, in his unbeaten innings. Parvez Rassol, who took seven wickets in the Australian innings, is batting with Rayudu.

End of over 44: 141 for 6: Ambati Rayudu has steadied the BP XI ship somewhat with a half century, after Stuart Binny became the sixth batsman to fall. He was bowled by Pattinson for 5.

End of over 34: 102 for 5 Now Parthiv Patel goes. Glenn Maxwell, who bowls offspin, trapped the left-hander lbw. Patel made 23 off 30 balls, with three fours to his name. Stuart Binny replaced in the middle.

End of over 27: 63 for 4: BP XI had added just two more runs to their total after lunch when Nathan Lyon struck again for the visitors. The offspinner had Kedar Jadhav caught by wicketkeeper and captain for this match, Matthew Wade. Parthiv Patel replaced Jadhav, who made just one run.

End of over 25: 61 for 3 The bowling change is working wonderfully for the Australians. Moises Henriques collects his second wicket when Abhinav Mukund is bowled for an 81-ball 21. Henriques figures of 2 for 1 in three overs. With that, it is lunch in Chennai. The Board President's XI trail by 180 runs.

End of over 21: 47 for 2 Moises Henriques comes into the attack and gets the second wicket for the Australians, getting Mandeep Singh to nick a catch to Matthew Wade behind the stumps for 3. The Board President's XI are 47 for 2. Ambati Rayudu is in at No. 4.

End of over 20: 47 for 1 Abhinav Mukund and Mandeep Singh at the crease, the latter having opened his account. Mukund is on 18 off 70 balls. Peter Siddle has bowled a tidy spell (6-2-15-0).

End of over 14: 37 for 1 Robin Uthappa couldn't make use of the chance at the top order as he was dismissed by offspinner Nathan Lyon. The right-hander made 24 runs in his 33-ball knock, including three boundaries. Abhinav Mukund played 50 balls for his 12 runs and was still batting.

End of over 10: 28 for 0 BP XI's openers, skipper Abhinav Mukund and Robin Uthappa, made a watchful start. Pacemen Jackson Bird and Peter Siddle start the proceedings for the visitors. Mukund and Uthappa has hit two boundaries each so far.

Day-one round-up:

Rassol wreaked havoc in his three spells as he helped Board President's XI bowl out the visiting side for a modest 241 in 88.3 overs on the opening day at the Guru Nanak College ground.

Left-handed Australian opener Ed Cowan top-scored with 58 but was done in when he tried to play a cut shot and was snapped up by Parthiv Patel behind the stumps.

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