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Dazzling Tiwary strikes sparkling ton against Aus

Manoj Tiwary staked his claim for a maiden call-up to the Test squad with a timely century before Australia's spinners bowled out India A for 451 on the second day of the warm-up match on Sunday. In reply, the visitors, riding on Shane Watson's 84, reached 131 for four at stumps on a day when play started more than two hours from the scheduled time due to wet outfield. Matthew Wade (3) and Moises Henriques (0) were at the crease at the end of day's play. 

Tiwary struck 129 off 187 balls, finding the fence 18 times and cleared it thrice. Tiwary is not in the 15-man squad selected for the first two Tests but this performance will remind the selectors that he is in form, having fully recovered from the injury he suffered in the middle of the Ranji season last December. India A would have liked to score a few more runs considering that they were 338 for four at stumps on the opening day, and with Tiwary in good nick, that was definitely a possibility. However, Nathan Lyon and rookie left-arm spinner Ashton Agar grabbed five wickets between them to stop India A team around the 450-mark.
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