Khawaja stars as Aus A pip India A by 119 runs
Khawaja and Burns continued their top form as they sent the Indian bowlers to a <g data-gr-id="16">leatherhunt</g> in their knocks of 100 and 154 respectively, sharing 239 runs from 35.5 overs in their opening stand, to help Australia A post a mammoth 334 for 4 after electing to bat at the M A Chidambaram Stadium here.
The Indians produced a spineless show in all departments of the game as their bowlers were first steamrolled by Khawaja and Burns during the Australia A innings and then the home team batsmen fell far short of reaching the stiff target of 335 as they were bundled out for just 215 in 42.3 overs.
The Australians maintained their wicket to wicket bowling and the impatient Indian batsmen paid the price of chasing short-pitched deliveries. The wicket appeared to offer good bounce throughout the <g data-gr-id="15">day</g> but the hosts batsmen were to be blamed for failing to make a mark as the majority of them were out due to wrong shot selections.
The bowling frailties of the home side were exposed badly as Khawaja and Burns made a mincemeat of them, scoring runs almost at will.