Friday, January 11, 2008

ACT Invitational XI vs India 2nd Warm-up match: ACT Invitational XI 33 runs away from India's first innings

Chasing India’s first innings, ACT Invitational XI ended the second day at 292 for 8 with 33 runs remaining from the tourist team at Canberra.

Ishant Sharma was the most successive bowler in the second day. He made the way of getting win in the morning after claiming top three wickets that set hosts 83 for 3. He break threw the partnership taking the wicket of Ed Cowan.

ACT Invitational XI opener Chris Rogers, who is supposed to replace with Australian opener Matthew Hayden in the main squad, is now doubt to claim for national selection as his namesake John Rogers stole the show on the second day showing his impressive performance in the middle order position of the ACT Invitational XI against the India. While Chris claimed his 60 ahead of the getting selection in the third Test at WACA then 20 year old Canberra local John turn himself as a savior thwarted Indian bowlers with an impressive 98 runs off just facing 190 balls. However, he became the victim of RP Singh give a catch to Vikram Singh. RP Singh got two important wickets of John Rogers and Randall Starr for 16.

Sharma and Irfan Pathan were seems to danger man against ACT Invitational XI player as Sharma got movement off the pitch and Pathan generated in the swing. However, Pathan returned back the ACT player Adam Ritchard bowled him in a swing ball.

Two bowlers are now in the stumps. Richard Sherlock was not out 11 along with Luke Swards who scored 4 hitting the last boundary in the second day at stumps.

They will start their batting tomorrow trailing Indian innings. However, Indian bowlers should try to pick up them quickly.

See on STAR CRICKET what will happen tomorrow in the last day of the ACT Invitation vs India warm-up match.

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