Ojha, Rayudu slam tons

Ojha, Rayudu slam tons

Naman Ojha and Ambati Rayudu hit unbeaten centuries each to rescue India A to 285 for five in their second innings on the fourth and final day as the unofficial Test match against Australia A ended in a draw at the Allan Border Field here on Wednesday.

After an unconquered double ton in the first innings, Ojha produced yet another unbeaten knock of 101, studded with 11 fours and five sixes, and shared an unbroken 199-run stand with Rayudu for the sixth wicket, to resurrect India A’s second innings after the visitors were reduced to 86 for five in 25.2 overs.

Rayudu hit a 165-ball 100 not out with the help of 17 fours and a six.

Chadd Sayers was the pick of the bowlers for Australia A as he scalped three for 48, while Moises Henriques and Ben Cutting took one wicket each in the second innings.Earlier, resuming their first innings at 522 for nine, the hosts could add just 12 more runs before Cameron Boyce was dismissed by Jasprit Bumrah with wicketkeeper Ojha taking the catch in the 141st over.

Brief scores: India A: 475/9 decl & 285/5 in 71.3 overs (Naman Ojha 101 n.o., Ambati Rayudu 100 n.o.; Chadd Sayers 3-48) drew Australia A: 534 all out (Mitchell Marsh 211, Sam Whiteman 174; Jasprit Bumrah 5-132).

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