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Board President's XI vs Australia practice match live score and commentary: Australia beat BP XI by 103 runs

Welcome to the live coverage of the warm-up match between Board President's XI and Australia
Updated: 12 September 2017 17:35 IST - Published: 12 September 2017 15:32 IST
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That's it from the only warm-up match between Board President's XI and Australia. Follow our live updates from the first ODI between India and Australia on September 17. Till then, this is Vignesh Ananthasubramanian signing off from Chennai.
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Chasing a target of 348, the BP XI batsmen were never in the chase as they lost the wicket of Rahul Tripathi early. Shreevats Goswami and Mayank Agarwal tried to revive the innings with a 79-run partnership for the second wicket before the wickets started falling at regular intervals. From 89/1 in 18 overs, BP XI collapsed to 154/8 in 34 overs. 
 
Akshay Karnewar and Kushang Patel just delayed the inevitable and reduced the deficit by scoring some quick runs towards the end. The duo put on 66 runs for the ninth wicket before Karnewar was dismissed for 40 off 28 balls with two fours and four sixes. Kushang remained unbeaten on 40 off 28 balls with five fours and a six. 
 
Goswami was the top scorer for BP XI with 43 followed by Agarwal's 42. Ashton Agar was the pick of the Aussie bowlers as he ended with figures of 4/44 in his 8.2 overs. Kane Rihardson ended up with two wickets while Marcus Stoinis, Adam Zampa, Nathan Coulter-Nile and James Faulkner settled for one apiece. 
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Australia win by 103 runs
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OUT! Done and Dusted! Agar picks his fourth as Rahil Shah is dismissed for 244 runs in 48.2 overs.

Rahil Shah c Marcus Stoinis b Ashton Agar 3 (9)
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After 48 overs: BP XI 244/9 (Rahil Shah 3*, Kushang Patel 41*)

Seven runs including a boundary came off Faulkner's seventh over. 
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111 runs needed from 18 balls to win the match. Even a six off every ball can't do the job for BP XI.
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After 47 overs: BP XI 237/9 (Rahil Shah 2*, Kushang Patel 36*)

Kushang sends one over the bowler's head for a boundary and follows it up with a six over long-on. 11 runs were scored off the 47th over.
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After 46 overs: BP XI 225/9 (Rahil Shah 1*, Kushang Patel 26*)

The bat flew towards the short fine-leg fielder, Faulkner showing his aggression to the no. 11 batsman and just two runs, these are the things that happened in Faulkner's sixth over. 
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After 45 overs: BP XI 223/9 (Rahil Shah 0*, Kushang Patel 25*)

Just one run from Agar's seventh over. BP XI need 125 runs to win in five overs. Even a boundary every can't help them reach the target.
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Ashton Agar replaces Adam Zampa (8-0-59-1)
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After 44 overs: BP XI 222/9 (Rahil Shah 0*, Kushang Patel 24*)

Kushang dances down the track and smashes Faulkner over his head for a boundary before Faulkner sent Karnewar back to the pavilion.
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OUT! Karnewar tried one too many and this time, he ends up offering Maxwell an easy catch. 

Akshay Karnewar c Glenn Maxwell b James Faulkner 40 (28)
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James Faulkner replaces Pat Cummins (4-0-15-0)
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After 43 overs: BP XI 217/8 (Akshay Karnewar 40*, Kushang Patel 19*)

Travis Head dropped Karnewar when he was batting on 38 off the first ball of the Adam Zampa over that conceded just two runs. 
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After 42 overs: BP XI 215/8 (Akshay Karnewar 39*, Kushang Patel 18*)

Just two runs from Cummins' fifth. The New South Welshman is keeping things tight for his team. 
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After 41 overs: BP XI 213/8 (Akshay Karnewar 38*, Kushang Patel 17*)

14 runs from Adam Zampa's seventh over. Karnewar launched the bowler for a couple of sixes, one over long-off and the over mid-wicket.
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These two have put on 55 runs for the ninth wicket in 38 balls. 
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200 up for Board President's XI in the 41st over.
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After 40 overs: BP XI 199/8 (Akshay Karnewar 25*, Kushang Patel 16*)

These two batsmen are showing the top-order how things should be done in a chase of 348. These two scored 37 runs in the last four overs. Finally, some fight from the BP XI batsmen.
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After 36 overs: BP XI 162/8 (Akshay Karnewar 3*, Kushang Patel 3*)

Cummins starts off his spell by conceding four runs in his first over. 
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Patrick Cummins replaces Kane Richardson (6-0-36-2)
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After 35 overs: BP XI 158/8 (Akshay Karnewar 1*, Kushang Patel 1*)

Just two runs off Ashton Agar's fifth over.
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Kushang Patel is the new batsman 
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After 34 overs: BP XI 156/8 (Akshay Karnewar 0*, Washington Sundar 11)

Washi takes the attack to Richardson as he hit him over his head and through the mid-wicket region for two boundaries before getting out off the last ball.
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OUT! Washington Sundar tries to clear the off-side field and ends up skying the ball in the air. Ashton Agar, the fielder at covers, ran back and completed the catch.

Washington Sundar c Ashton Agar b Kane Richardson 11 (11)
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150 up for BP XI in the 34th over.
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After 33 overs: BP XI 148/7 (Akshay Karnewar 0*, Washington Sundar 3*)

Maiden over. A successful over from Agar that saw him take the wickets of Gurkeerat and Govinda without conceding a run.
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Akshay Karnewar is the new batsman 
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OUT! Agar strikes again in the same over. Perfect left-arm spinner's delivery as the ball just spun away after pitching just to get an edge and carry to Steven Smith at first slip.

Govinda Poddar c Steve Smith b Ashton Agar 0 (5)
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Govinda Poddar is the new batsman 
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OUT! Agar strikes again. Gurkeerat tries to clear the in-field and the fielder at mid-on, James Faulkner times his jump perfectly as he got his hands to the ball and caught it on the rebound. A brilliant catch by the Gujarat Lions all-rounder.

Gurkeerat Mann c James Faulkner b Ashton Agar 27 (43)
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After 32 overs: BP XI 148/5 (Gurkeerat Mann 27*, Washington Sundar 3*)

Three runs from Richardson's comeback over. BP XI need 200 runs to win from 108 deliveries.
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Kane Richardson replaces Nathan Coulter-Nile (7-1-16-0)
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After 31 overs: BP XI 145/5 (Gurkeerat Mann 26*, Washington Sundar 1*)

A successful over from Ashton Agar that saw him concede just two runs and take a wicket.
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Local boy Washington Sundar is the new batsman
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OUT! Agar manages to get the outside edge off Shivam Chaudhary's match and keeper Matthew Wade does the formalities.

Shivam Chaudhary c Matthew Wade b Ashton Agar 4 (7)
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After 30 overs: BP XI 143/4 (Gurkeerat Mann 25*, Shivam Chaudhary 4*)

Finally, the batsmen score more than two runs of Coulter-Nile's over in his second spell. 205 runs needed to win in 20 overs.
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After 29 overs: BP XI 140/4 (Gurkeerat Mann 24*, Shivam Chaudhary 2*)

Agar makes a good comeback by conceding just four runs off his second over. 208 runs needed from 21 overs. 
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After 28 overs: BP XI 136/4 (Gurkeerat Mann 21*, Shivam Chaudhary 1*)

Just two runs off Coulter-Nile's sixth over. BP XI 212 runs in 22 overs to win
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After 27 overs: BP XI 134/4 (Gurkeerat Mann 20*, Shivam Chaudhary 0*)

In spite of a wicket in the over, skipper Gurkeerat manages to score two boundaries and take nine runs off the over. 
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Shivam Chaudhary is the new batsman
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OUT! Terrible miscommunication between both the batsmen makes sure that both of them end up at the same end. Nitish Rana had to depart.

Nitish Rana run out Steve Smith 19 (23)
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Ashton Agar replaces Adam Zampa (5-0-30-1)
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After 26 overs: BP XI 125/3 (Gurkeerat Mann 12*, Nitish Rana 18*)

Back to square one as BP XI batsmen managed to score just two runs off Coulter-Nile's comeback over.
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Nathan Coulter-Nile replaces Marcus Stoinis
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After 25 overs: BP XI 123/3 (Gurkeerat Mann 11*, Nitish Rana 17*)

A productive over for BP XI. First, it was Gurkeerat, who hit a hit over the bowler's head, and Rana followed it up with a cover through the covers region for a boundary. 11 runs came from the over.
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After 24 overs: BP XI 112/3 (Gurkeerat Mann 4*, Nitish Rana 13*)

Finally, they scored over two runs in an over. This time, three runs were taken off Stoinis' overs. 236 runs needed off 26 overs for a BP XI win.
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After 23 overs: BP XI 109/3 (Gurkeerat Mann 3*, Nitish Rana 13*)

Yet another over in which just two runs were conceded. 239 runs needed off 27 overs for a BP XI win.
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After 22 overs: BP XI 107/3 (Gurkeerat Mann 2*, Nitish Rana 12*)

Just two runs from Stoinis'third over. Someone needs to remind the BP XI batsmen that they have to chase this down in just one innings and in a maximum of 50 overs. 241 runs needed off 28 overs for a BP XI win.
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After 21 overs: BP XI 105/3 (Gurkeerat Mann 1*, Nitish Rana 11*)

Zampa continues the good work done by Stoinis by conceding just three runs off his over. BP XI need to attack if they want to make a contest out of this. As of now, this is as one sided as the 2017 US Open men's singles finals between Rafa Nadal and Kevin Anderson.