Western Australia wins the Practice match as they scored 168/8 in 20 over owning to Gritty half-centuries by Nick Hobson and D’Arcy Shorts.
This was the second practice match between India and Western Australia. India started the chase with KL Rahul and Rishab Pant trying to see off the initial swing and seam of the new ball. Pacers Jason Behrendorff and Matthew Kelly stuck to their line and length.
Both the bowlers bowled with great control and kept asking questions with the ball forcing the batters to play cautiously. Pant tried to break the Shackles but perished in the attempt to do so. Behrendorff dismissed him in the fifth over for 9 which came off 11 balls.
India’s recently designated finisher Dinesh Karthik then partnered with Rahul to take India beyond the 100-run mark but was unable to close the match, unlike the previous few matches where he hit the winning runs. He was dismissed for 10(14) in the 16th over leaving India struggling at 107/6 at the end of the 16 over.
India in the end scored 132/8 giving Western Australia a 32-run win.