Recent Match Report – Indians vs Australia A Tour Match 2020


Australia A 108 (Saini 3-19, Shami 3-29) trail Indians 194 (Bumrah 55*) by 86 runs

Joe Burns‘ horror start to the season continued with a second-ball duck against the pink ball at the SCG to heap further doubt as to whether he can be selected for the opening Test in Adelaide.

It was another day that provided more problems than answers for the Australians – despite reducing the Indians to 123 for 9 – with allrounder Cameron Green forced out of the match with concussion after a blow to the head in his follow through. In one of the more unlikely storylines, his replacement Patrick Rowe made his first-class debut against the skill of Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami.

Facing his second ball from Bumrah, who had earlier top-scored with a maiden first-class fifty, Burns feathered an edge against a delivery just outside off stump to leave him with a tally of 61 runs in eight innings this season. It also made it consecutive ducks against the Indians in the space of four days after he dragged on without scoring in the second innings at Drummoyne Oval.

He is likely to get one more innings in this match but is now facing the prospect of needing one of the biggest shows of faith from the selectors if he is to play the day-night Test.


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