Naman Ojha Ton, Umesh Yadav Blitz Help India A Take Lead vs Australia A on Day 3

Naman Ojha kept his scintillating form going with a century while No. 10 batsman Umesh Yadav smashed his career-best score of 90 from 66 balls to take India A to 501, 78 runs ahead of Australia A on the third day of the second unofficial Test.

updated: July 15, 2014 16:40 IST
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In-form Naman Ojha struck a brave ton while No.10 batsman Umesh Yadav made 90 to not only pull India 'A' out of trouble but also give the visitors a valuable lead after the third day's play against Australia 'A' in the second unofficial Test at Allan Border Field in

Ojha, who had scored a double ton and a century in the first match, hit 18 fours and three sixes in his 110-run innings to help India 'A' notch up 501 in response to the hosts' first innings score of 423 -- a lead of 78 runs.

Starting on their overnight score of 165 for three in the four-day game, India 'A' slumped from 165 for three to 199 for five before Ojha (110) took charge and put up a 69-run partnership with Ambati Rayudu (40).

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