Marsh ton helps Australia A post solid score against India A
Advertisement

Marsh ton helps Australia A post solid score against India A

An unbeaten century from skipper Mitch Marsh has enabled Australia A to post a 123-run lead at stumps on day two of the four-day match against India A at Alur.

Marsh had started the day on 86 not out, with Australia A on 6-290. Michael Neser (44) was caught at slip without adding to his overnight score, but Chris Tremain (16) helped Marsh to triple figures.

Form: File photo of Mitch Marsh, who smashed an unbeaten ton for Australia A in India.

Form: File photo of Mitch Marsh, who smashed an unbeaten ton for Australia A in India.Credit:AAP

The Perth man was 113 not out from 204 deliveries when Australia A was dismissed for 346.

Left-arm wrist spinner Kuldeep Yadav claimed the final three wickets of the innings to finish with 5-91 for the hosts.

Advertisement

India A then started their innings in perfect fashion, with openers Ravikumar Samarth (83) and Abhimanyu Easwaran (86) combining for a 174-run opening partnership.

Loading

It wasn't until after the tea break that Australia A broke through - Ashton Agar trapping Samarth LBW in the 48th over.

A run-out from Marnus Labuschagne removed Easwaran shortly after, before Mitch Swepson struck just before stumps, having Ankit Bawne (13) caught at slip by Matthew Renshaw.

Agar had figures of 1-41 off 23 overs and Swepson 1-61 from his 17 - while Chris Tremain was economical with 0-10 off his eight overs.

Shreyas Iyer (30 not out) and Shubman Gill (six not out) were unbeaten at stumps, with India A on 3-223.

AAP