The fast bowlers from India totally dominated Australia A in the SCG spotlight as they find their rhythm with the first test in a few days.
The first test – a day-night in Adelaide – begins Thursday with fast shooters Mohammad Shami and Jasprit Bumrah having regained their form with the pink ball.
After India had a meager 194 against Australia A, the hosts were beaten to 107 in a final session interrupted by rain which will boost tourist confidence.
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“Bloody Awful”: Burns Reaches New Lows of Horror with Collapsing Test Role
‘Really scary’: Australia rocked as second prospect in test concussed by blow to head
Joe Burns’ dismal run continued when he was fired for a second ball duck by Bumrah, leaving his test hopes hanging by a thread.
His opener, Marcus Harris, fared better but could only score 26 of 46 before being caught in the slips of Shami’s bowling alley.
Shami then added the wickets of Ben McDermott (0) and Sean Abbott (0), while Mohammed Siraj claimed to have withdrawn Nic Maddinson for 19.
Alex Carey provided some resistance and scored the best for the Australians with 32, but it was a night for the bowlers who struggled.
Shami finished with numbers 3-29, Bumrah 2-33 while Navdeep Saini cleared the tail to claim 3-18.
Earlier, Cameron Green was forced off the field after a frightening moment that saw a forehand hit him to the side of the head while bowling.
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The all-rounder was bowling towards Bumrah when the Indian hit a drive straight to the ground that Green couldn’t get his hands on quickly enough.
Players from both teams rushed to his aid – the Indian non-striker immediately dropped his bat as play remained live – as the referee immediately called for meds to enter the pitch.
Despite the heavy blow, Green appeared to shake off the blow and left the pitch unaided to be checked by Australian medical staff.
He was then diagnosed with a mild concussion and removed from the rest of the game, seriously questioning his potential involvement in the first test.
In the opening innings, the Jack Wildermuth surprise package impressed taking 3-13, while the Test Green prospect sidelined leading scorer Shubman Gill with absolute jaffer, finishing with 1-20 on 6.1 overs before leave the field.
Australia tore up India’s hitting roster only for Quick Bumrah to mark his first half-century in first class with an inspired 55.
The game resumes on Saturday with India starting their second set with an 87-point lead
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Aus A XI: Joe Burns, Marcus Harris, Nic Maddinson, Ben McDermott, Cameron Green, Jack Wildermuth, Alex Carey, Sean Abbott, Will Sutherland, Mitch Swepson, Harry Conway
India XI: Ajinkya Rahane (c), Prithvi Shaw, Mayank Agarwal, Shubman Gill, Hanuma Vihari, Rishabh Pant, Wriddhiman Saha, Navdeep Saini, Mohammed Shami, MD Siraj, Jasprit Bumrah
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