Rishabh Pant: India vs Australia A: Rishabh Pant, Hanuma Vihari warm up for test series with tons | Cricket news

It turned out to be a batting festival for India on the second day of the three-day warm-up game with pink ball against Australia ‘A’ on Saturday, with Rishabh pants running like crazy with an undefeated 103 and Hanuma Vihari also scoring a century.
Australian ‘A’ pacemakers appeared to be tired and just doing the moves at the end of the day in Sydney. Cricket Gground and Pant gave team management something to think about as he finished 22 runs in the last over, brought down by Jack Wildermuth, a tired-looking middleweight pacemaker, to complete his century.
In all likelihood, the team’s leadership may have already been decided by Wriddhiman Saha as the main wicketkeeper for the pink ball event in Adelaide as of December 17th. Pant, however, made it clear from his hitting game that he will be up to the challenge if given. an opportunity.

Hanuma Vihari, who will be India’s No. 6 for the Test, also made a declaration of intent with a polish 104 *, negotiating a difficult phase when the lights came on. He was his usual disciplined self, looking to play inside the ‘V’ and using his feet well against spinners.
Vihari, even under the lights when the ball tends to move a bit more, seemed safe off the stump and comfortably left deliveries as India slipped away to 386/4 at the end of Day 2, with an overall advantage of 472 with one day left to play. Let’s go.

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As Pant and Vihari made the day on their own, the most revealing innings came from Shubhman Gill, who hit No. 3 and scored a polish 65. While team management was more or less determined on their other slots for the Test match. Going into practice play, the position of the second starter, along with Mayank Agarwal, was still open, with Prithvi Shaw and Gill on the count.
But judging from what has been offered so far in the two practice matches, it appears Gill has a better chance of making the Adelaide cut.
During his 58-ball 43 in the first inning and 78-ball 65 in the second, Gill has looked more confident than Shaw. The fact that the Australian pacemakers pulled Shaw out of the ravine trap in the second inning with a short duration may be of concern to management.

“Gill seemed more comfortable than Shaw. He was agile with his driving and did not seem in the least disturbed by the short ball. The only thing you have to see is how he deals with movement once the lights come on, ”said former India starter Deep Dasgupta.
Outgoing national coach Devang Gandhi also highlighted the reasons why Gill was chosen in the first place.
Look, their performances in all formats in the last two years. He has been very consistent wherever he has played and he is definitely one for the future, ”Gandhi told TOI.

While I didn’t want to get into the Shaw-vs-Gill debate over the first examBy saying that they are both “very talented,” the coach feels that Gill gives the team a lot of flexibility.
“He can hit both middle order and starter. He has done it for the teams he has played for and Gill gives this Indian team the problem of abundance, ”Gandhi added.
Gill, for his part, was hardly wrong on Saturday. Another former Indian starter, Wasim Jaffer, explained in his tweet how correct the Punjab boy was in the way he did his job.
“Hit straight, elbow high, head still, getting on top of the rebound. Shubhman Gill ticking the technical boxes and with some flair, ”Jaffer tweeted about the batter’s game on Saturday.

The fact that Australian legend Allan Border found undertones of VVS Laxman and Mohammed Azharuddin in Gill’s outer play was also a vindication of the easy elegance on offer.
Gill was well on his way to a century when a questionable referee decision on Leggie Mitchell Swepson’s straightest ended his innings, but by then the 21-year-old had made his point clear.
Brief scores: Indians 194 and 386/4 (Vihari 104 *, Pant 103 *) lead Australia ‘A’ 108 by 472 runs