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Australia thrash Board President's XI in warm-up game

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Steve Smith Australian captain Steve Smith pulls one. PTI

Chennai: Australia outplayed Board President's XI 103 runs in a practice match ahead of the limited-overs series against India, here on Tuesday.

Chasing a mammoth target of 348, Board President's XI were bowled out for 244 in 48.2 overs. Left-arm spinner Ashton Agar picked up 4/44.

Earlier, Marcus Stoinis blasted a quick-fire 76 to power Australia to 347/7 in 50 overs after Steve Smith elected to bat on winning the toss.

Stoinis, who turned up for Kings XI Punjab during the last IPL season, hit four boundaries and five sixes in a display of power-hitting to guide the visiting side to a formidable score.

David Warner (64), skipper Steve Smith (55) and Travis Head (65) also got some good batting practice ahead of the first ODI which would be played here on Sunday.

For Board President's XI, Washington Sundar was the best bowler, taking two wickets for just 23 runs in 8 overs while medium-pacer Kushang Patel also scalped two (2/58).

Brief scores: Australia XI: 347/7 in 50 overs (Marcus Stoinis 76, David Warner 64, Steve Smith 55, Travis Head 65, Matthew Wade 45; Washington Sundar 2/23) bt Board President's XI 244 all out in 48.2 overs (Shreevats Goswami 43, Mayank Agarwal 42, Kushang Patel 41 not out, Akshay Karnewar 40; Ashton Agar 4/44).

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