Elated with his team's 1-0 series victory over India A, Australia A captain Usman Khawaja on Saturday said that the hosts getting all out for 135 in the first innings made all the difference in the second unofficial 'Test' match, which his side won by 10 wickets here.
The India A and Australia A cricketers wore black armbands and observed two minutes silence in memory of late former President APJ Abdul Kalam at the start of the second four-day unofficial Test here on Wednesday.
Notwithstanding the tame draw in the unofficial 'Test' against India A here on Saturday, Australia A captain Usman Khawaja said that he was happy to have gained valuable experience of playing in different conditions of the sub-continent.
Ashok Menaria produced an all-round show as India A scored a convincing six-wicket victory over New Zealand A in the second one-dayer to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match unofficial ODI series here on Wednesday.
Manprit Juneja missed out on a well-deserved double hundred by only seven runs while New Zealand top-order got some much needed batting practise against India A bowlers as the second unofficial `Test` between the two sides predictably ended in a draw.
Young Gujarat batsman Manprit Juneja showed perfect temperament for longer format, scoring a patient unbeaten 178 in India A`s first innings score of 408 for seven against New Zealand A at stumps on third day of the second unofficial `Test` here on Wednesday.
Ajinkya Rahane and Wriddhiman Saha put up a brave fight to overcome early jitters and enable India A reach 177 for five at tea while chasing 307 for victory against South Africa A on the fourth and final day of the second and final unofficial Test here on Tuesday.
India `A` squandered a strong start by their openers to hand the initiative to New Zealand `A` as they were struggling at 136 for four at the end of the rain-affected opening day of the first unofficial Test on Wednesday.