Carters slams century as AIS salvage draw

India, however, finished the tournament on top  of the points table with six points from three encounters following a victory and two draws to emerge triumphant. AIS finished with -1 while New Zealand and South Africa were on -5 each.

Starting the day at 93 for two, AIS managed to frustrate the Indian bowlers, ending the match at 328 for seven. Carters scored 115 but more importantly played 268 balls, in the process hitting 10 boundaries and a six.

Maxwell scored 73 off 95 balls with the help of 11 boundaries and a six. The most important knock which proved to be consequential in the end was played by Armstrong, who batted for 269 minutes for his 75 and along with wicketkeeper Sam Whiteman (14 not out) also presented a dead bat during his near-two hour stay at the wicket. It proved crucial for Australia as they hung on for a draw.

For India, pacer Varun Aaron (2/49) and left-arm spinner Bhargav Bhatt (2/70) were the most successful bowlers while Jaidev Unadkat, Umesh Yadav and Iqbal Abdullah got one wicket apiece. But their efforts failed to stop Carters and other Australian batsmen.

Brief scores: AIS 205 and 328/7 (Ryan Carters 115, Glenn Maxwell 73, Tim Armstrong 75; Varun Aaron 2-49) vs India 534.

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