Nathan Coulter-Nile’s 3 wicket haul has proved in vain as India ‘A’ defended their 243 to beat Australia ‘A’ by 50 runs in the final of the tri-nation A series final in Pretoria, South Africa.
Australia lost half their side for 53 in the 14th over and barely recovered. A 54-run eighth wicket partnership between Tim Paine (47) and Josh Hazlewood (30) defied the Indians but it was Shahbaz Nadeem who spun his magic to ensure India’s first win against the Aussies in the championship. Australia were skittled out for 193 in the 47th over.
Earlier, Nathan Coulter-Nile and Hazlewood took three wickets each as India ‘A’ were bundled out for 243 after opting to bat first. The Indians did not even manage to bat out their 50 overs, being packed off in 49.2 overs as Coulter-Nile removed India’s last man Rasool.