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Pandey hits 77 but India 'A' fold for 230 on Day 1

September 08, 2016 14:32 IST

Manish PandeyManish Pandey blasted a quickfire 76-ball 77 before Mitchell Swepson returned with a four-wicket haul to dismiss India 'A' for 230 in their first innings against Australia 'A' in the opening match of the unofficial four-day Test Series in Brisbane, on Thursday.

Middle-order batsman Pandey cracked 13 boundaries and one six to take the visitors close to the 200-mark but once he was dismissed by Chadd Sayers, the rest of the batsmen could only score 42 runs.

At stumps on Day 1, Cameron Bancroft (10) and Joe Burns (12) were at the crease with Australia 'A' on 24 for no loss at the Allan Border Field.

Earlier, India 'A' captain Naman Ojha won the toss and elected to bat and openers -- Akhil Herwadkar (34) and Faiz Fazal (48) -- laid a good foundation as they put on 74 runs in 32.1 overs before the former was caught by Peter Handscomb off Daniel Worrall.

Five overs later, left-hander Fazal was cleaned up by David Moody. Shreyas Iyer (19) and Pandey took the visitors past the 100-run mark before the 21-year-old Mumbaikar was caught and bowled by Swepson.

Pandey and new batsman Karun Nair (15) added 70 runs and once the former was dismissed, Nair too could not stay longer and was sent packing by Swepson with Handscomb taking the catch.

Skipper Ojha (2) too was trapped infront of wicket by Sayers after he spent 32 balls at the crease before Swepson and Moody picked up two wickets each to wrap up the Indian innings in 81.3 overs.

Brief Score:

India 'A' 1st Innings: 230 all out in 81.3 overs (M Pandey 77; M Swepson 4/78).

Australia 'A' 1st innings: 25-0 in 6 overs.

File Image: Manish Pandey

Photograph: Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images

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