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Varun Aaron impresses in opening day of tour match

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Varun Aaron coming back from injury bowled an impressive spell to capture three wickets as the touring Indians bowled out Cricket Australia XI for a modest total of 219. On what was the first day of the 2-day match at the Gliderol Stadium in Adelaide, India finished at 55 for 1 in 16 overs.

Above pic: ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA – NOVEMBER 24: Varun Aaron (C) of India celebrates after getting the wicket of Nick Stevens of Australia during the tour match between CA XI and India at Gliderol Stadium on November 24, 2014 in Adelaide, Australia. (Photo by Morne de Klerk/Cricket Australia/Getty Images)

Opener Murali Vijay is batting with a solid knock of 32 from 50 balls with 4 fours in the company of Cheteshwar Pujara who is on 13 from 26 balls. Shikhar Dhawan fell cheaply for a 20-ball 10 which leaves him under pressure to retain his place with young and talented Karnataka opener Lokesh Rahul in the squad.

It was a heartening performance from the Indian bowlers although the Cricket Australia XI led by Ashton Turner doesn’t have a single big name in its line-up. Varun Aaron got his wickets using his extra speed in the air. He also came up with the short stuff while it was a beautiful indipper that cleaned up the no.4 batsman Nick Stevens that stands up. Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Mohammed Shami also did a fair job taking a couple of wickets each.

Leg-spinner Karn Sharma got a couple of tail-end wickets while R Ashwin got a wicket caught by the keeper down the legside. The top scorer for Cricket Australia was opener cum Wicket Keeper Ryan Carters who scored a patient 58 from 151 balls.

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