It turned out to be a batting festival for India on the second day of the three-day pink-ball warmup game against Australia ‘A’ on Saturday, with Rishabh Pant running amok with an unbeaten 103 and Hanuma Vihari too scoring a century.
The Australia ‘A’ pacers seemed to be weary and merely going through the motions at the end of the day at the Sydney Cricket Ground, and Pant gave the team management something to think about as he hammered 22 runs off the last over, bowled by tired-looking right-arm medium pacer Jack Wildermuth, to complete his century.
In all probability, the team management may have already settled on Wriddhiman Saha as the main wicketkeeper for the pink-ball Test in Adelaide starting December 17. Pant, however, made it clear with his strokeplay that he will be up for the challenge if given an opportunity.