India B, Australia A, Manish Pandey
India B won the finale against Australia A by nine wickets. Image Courtesy BCCI

The India middle-order batsman, Manish Pandey feels delighted after amassing a pile of runs in the quadrangular series. Pandey is enjoying his form of the life and led his team, India B from the front in the finale against Australia A on Wednesday.

Manish Pandey was the skipper of India B that won the quadrangular series involving India B, South Africa A and Australia A.

India B, Australia A, Manish Pandey
India B won the finale against Australia A by nine wickets. Image Courtesy BCCI

India B played the final of the tournament against Australia A, whereas, India A played for the third place against South Africa A. It was pleasant to see both the Indian teams wrapped up the series on a positive note.

Manish Pandey continued his brilliant run-up in the tournament and remained unbeaten throughout the series. He scored 306 runs and won the title of ‘Man of the match’ in finals for a magnificent 73 off 53 balls.

Manish Pandey on his top-notch performance

“This tournament has been good to me. The way the boys played in the four games was commendable. We bowled really well to get them all-out for 225 today. I had a month off, came in with a settled mindset. I wanted to stay at the wicket and knew I would get runs,” said Pandey after the game.

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Manish Pandey-led India B bowled first against Australia A in the finale of the quadrangular series. Image Courtesy: BCCI

Earlier, Australia A managed to put a total of 225 while batting for only 47.5 overs. D Arcy Short who scored 72 off 77 balls was the top performer for the visitors.

In reply, Manish Pandey-led India B got off to an excellent start. The opening batsmen put 110-run partnership on the board. Mayank Agarwal was once again brilliant, as he scored 67-ball 69. India B achieved the target in just 36.3 overs.

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