Few days after KL Rahul’s ‘go well youngster’ comment, Australia’s highly-rated allrounder Cameron Green scored an impressive century in the ongoing tour game between India A and Australia A. The 21-year old’s knock also rescued Australia A after they started their innings in a disastrous manner.
After India A declared their innings on 247 for 9, Australia A were off to a poor start on day two of the match. Umesh Yadav sent back both Australia A openers – Will Pucovski (1) and Joe Burns (4) – cheaply. Mohammed Siraj then castled Australia A captain Travis Head before Ravichandran Ashwin accounted for Marcus Harris and Nic Maddison to leave the home side reeling at 98 for 5.
Cameron Green then rescued the home side with Australia Test captain Tim Paine at the other end. The duo shared 104 runs for the sixth wicket before Prithvi Shaw’s stunning catch ended Paine’s stay at the crease. Paine scored 44. But unlike Paine, Cameron Green went on to score his century and finished the day unbeaten.
Batting at number five, he remained not out on 114 off 173 balls with the help of 10 fours and a six. Australia A, on the other hand, ended the day on 286 for 8
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The latest knock from Cameron Green will definitely give the Australian team-management a headache when they sit down to select the playing eleven for the first Test against India. Green is expected to be on bench for at least the first Test with the hosts set to prefer Travis Head and Matthew Wade.
KL Rahu’s message:
Earlier, Cameron Green had revealed how he was taken aback by KL Rahul’s words for him when he was nervous while batting at No. 5 during the third ODI against India.
“I was actually taken aback by how nice KL Rahul was behind the stumps,” Green had said. “I think he asked me if I was nervous or not and I just replied saying ‘yeah obviously a little bit nervous’ and he just said ‘go well, youngster’.
“I thought it would have been the opposite. I think Virat [Kohli] was trying to be pretty loud at the time. I was a bit taken aback by how nice that was. I’ll remember that forever,” he added.
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