Tiwary claims five in India A's big win

Tiwary claims five in India A's big win

Manoj Tiwary picked up his maiden five-wicket haul in List A cricket with his part-time leg-breaks as India ‘A’ crushed Australia ‘A’ by five wickets in a Quadrangular tournament match here on Thursday.

Australia’s middle-order crumbled as Tiwary took a career-best 5/34 to bundle out the hosts for 228 runs.
Ambati Rayudu (77), Kedar Jadhav (52) and Sanju Samson (49 not out) then made significant contributions with the bat as India overhauled the target with 13 balls to spare.

The two teams will clash again in the final on Saturday by virtue of finishing on the top two spots in the round-robin league system.

Australia made solid start after openers -- Marcus Stoinis (58) and Phillip Hughes (58) -- put on a 78-run stand.

Spinner Akshar Patel broke the partnership by scalping Stoinis but Peter Nevill (23) provided good support to Hughes.  India will take on Australia ‘A’ in the final on Saturday.

Brief scores: Australia ‘A’: 228 all out in 49.4 overs (Marcus Stoinis 58, Phill Hughes 58; Manoj Tiwary 5-34, Akshar Patel 3-30) lt to India ‘A’: 231/5 in 47.5 overs (Ambati Rayudu 77, Kedar Jadhav 52, Sanju Samson 49).