Rishabh Pant scored an unbeaten 103 in India’s three-day day-night follow recreation.© Twitter
India batsman Hanuma Vihari mentioned each Wriddhiman Saha and Rishabh Pant are in good kind, and it will likely be a tricky name for the staff administration to make as to who would be the wicketkeeper within the first Take a look at in opposition to Australia. Vihari’s feedback got here after India’s three-day day-night follow recreation in opposition to Australia A resulted in a draw at Sydney Cricket Floor (SCG) on Sunday. “Wholesome competitors is at all times good for the staff and I really feel, for each spot, now we have good competitors. All of it relies on staff administration as to whom they determine to choose. I really feel each of them are wanting in good kind so it will likely be a tricky name and an excellent headache,” Vihari mentioned whereas answering an ANI question within the digital post-match press convention.
Pant and Vihari performed unbeaten knocks of 103 and 104 respectively in the course of the second innings, as India put up a complete of 386/four earlier than declaring the innings. Saha didn’t bat within the second innings and was dismissed on a duck within the first innings. Nonetheless, within the earlier follow recreation on the Drummoyne Oval, he had scored unbeaten 54 runs within the second innings.
Other than hitting a century, Vihari bowled seven overs throughout Australia A’s second innings and picked the wicket of Alex Carey (58).
Reflecting on his bowling efficiency, Vihari mentioned: “I believe I’m bowling decently. Ajinkya requested me to bowl and I used to be completely satisfied to do it. I believe I did fairly properly and getting a wicket is a bonus.”
Indian pacers Mohammed Shami and Mohammed Siraj bagged early wickets within the first session to place the guests on high on the ultimate day. Nonetheless, Ben McDermott and Jack Wildermuth smashed their respective centuries because the match resulted in a draw.
The primary Take a look at of the four-match sequence between India and Australia will begin on Thursday in Adelaide.
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