Aussies fail to show well against Indian teenagers
HYDERABAD: Teenage leg-spinner Piyush Chawla wrecked Australia's batting with 5-89 as India's second string took charge of the four-day practice match here on Saturday.
The tourists, replying to the Indian Board President's XI total of 455, were bowled out for 314 in their first innings before tea on the third day at the Rajiv Gandhi stadium.
The hosts were 110-2 in their second knock at stumps and will begin the final day on Sunday with an overall lead of 251 runs with eight wickets in hand.
Test discards Wasim Jaffar (46) and Yuvraj Singh (37) were at the crease, having put on 75 for the unbroken third wicket.
The match is Australia's final warm-up before the four-Test series opens in Bangalore next Thursday.
Australia crashed from their overnight score of 191-4 to 218-9 before last man Stuart Clark proved an unlikely saviour by adding a valuable 96 runs for the 10th wicket with the reliable Mike Hussey.
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