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Ind vs CA XI: Kohli scores 60; Vijay, Pujara also among runs

PTI 26 Nov 2014, 15:58:43 PM IST

Adelaide: India made a positive start to their tour of Australia after rounding off the practice game against Cricket Australia XI with an allround performance as the two-day match ended in a draw here Tuesday.

At the Gliderol Stadium, the visitors finished at 363/8 declared after 91 overs in reply to the hosts' first-day total of 219 all out.

After the Indian bowlers, led by Varun Aaron, made full use of the seamer-friendly conditions, it was the turn of their batsmen to get in some good batting practice and get versed with the conditions on offer ahead of the four-Test series starting in Brisbane on December 4.

Skipper Virat Kohli top-scored on the day with 60 runs, while Murali Vijay (51), Cheteshwar Pujara (55), Wriddhiman Saha (56 not out) and Karn Sharma (55 not out) scored half-centuries.

Suresh Raina (44) and Rohit Sharma (23) were also among runs.

The day began with Vijay and Pujara at the crease and they were intent on making good use of the conditions.

They batted without any discomfort and duly notched up their half-centuries in good time, in total putting on 85 runs for the second wicket.

Both batsmen retired after getting their respective fifties.