Australia on Tuesday thrashed Board President’s XI by 103 runs in the lone practice match ahead of the limited-overs series against India in Chennai. Electing to bat first, Australia posted a mammoth total of 347 for 7 before bowling out Board President’s XI for 244 in 48.2 overs.
Marcus Stoinis scored a power packed 76 runs to power Australia to 347 for 7 against Board President's XI in a practice match being played at Chennai.
The practice match shall serve as the ideal preparation for the touring visitors ahead of the limited-overs series against India, starting with the first ODI on September 17.
Stoinis, who played for Kings XI Punjab during the last IPL season, hit four boundaries and five sixes in a display of power-hitting to guide the visiting side to a formidable score.
Earlier, David Warner (64), skipper Steve Smith (55) and Travis Head (65) got some good batting practice ahead of the first ODI which would be played on September 17.
For the Board President's XI, all-rounder M S Washington Sundar was the best bowler, taking two wickets and giving away just 23 runs while medium-pacer Kushang Patel also got two scalps.
Australia XI: 347/7 in 50 overs (Marcus Stoinis 76, David Warner 64, Steve Smith 55, Travis Head 65, Matthew Wade 45, M S Washington Sundar 2 for 23).
Board President’s XI: 244 all out in 48.2 overs (Sreevats Goswami 43, Mayank Agarwal 42; Aston Agar 4/44).
(With PTI Inputs)