After the first day of the four-day match between India and CA XI faced many disturbances due to rain, Prithvi Shaw made a good start in his Australia tour on the second day by adding 66 runs off 69 balls.
Though KL Rahul was dismissed at the score of 3 runs, Chetteshwar Pujara and Prithvi Shaw made their best effort to give the team a decent score. Pujara scored 54 runs and the duo added 80 runs to the second wicket stand before Prithvi Shaw lost his wicket to Luke Robins when the team’s score was 96 runs. Prithvi Shaw’s knock showed some positive signs to the Indian selectors who were in a dilemma to sort out the best opening pair in the red ball format.
In his test debut against West Indies, Prithvi Shaw bagged the man of the series award by scoring 134, 70, and 33* from two consecutive test matches along with 11 fours.
Earlier, the Cricket Australia XI chose to bowl first after winning the toss on the first day of the four-day match and the first-day play was canceled due to rain.
Prithvi Shaw finished his game for India A against New Zealand A with 62 and 50 runs respectively before he got the call-up for the senior team. This test match was considered as the unofficial test for the New Zealanders.
After the completion of West Indies series, Prithvi Shaw worked out hard under the guidance of legendary cricketer, Sachin Tendulkar at the Tendulkar Middlesex Global Academy, Mumbai. Though Shaw was injured during the Deodhar trophy, he didn’t compromise on his preparations for the series against Australia.
Coming to the practice match against CA XI, Virat Kohli slammed 64 runs off 87 balls. India is at 238/4 after completion of 57 overs and Ajinkya Rahane and Hanuma Vihari are still in the crease.