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India's practice game vs Cricket Australia ends in draw

by Athar Ansari Dec 01, 2018 • 15:08 PM

Sydney, Dec 1 (CRICKETNMORE): Opener Murali Vijay slammed a confident hundred while KL Rahul also notched up a half-century on the fourth and final day of the tour game against Cricket Australia XI as the contest ended in a draw at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) here on Saturday.

Vijay, who was dropped mid-way during the England tour, made a roaring comeback with an unbeaten century off 118 balls. The opener hit 129 runs off 132 deliveries before falling and his knock contained 16 boundaries and five sixes.

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Meanwhile, Rahul, who was dismissed for three in the first innings, scored 62 runs and was involved in a 109-run partnership for the opening wicket.

India were at 211/2 in their second innings when stumps were drawn for the day.

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Earlier, Cricket Australia XI finished at 544 runs in their first innings after India's first innings total of 358.

Brief scores: India 358 all out and 211/2 (Murli Vijay 129, KL Rahul 62; D Arcy Short 1/34) draw vs Cricket Australia XI 544 all out