India's cricketing hopes in jeopardy following young star's injury

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The mishap happened on Day 3 of a tour match against Cricket Australia XI, and casts doubt on whether Shaw will appear for his team in the first test match of the series in Adelaide on Thursday. "I can't describe what it is, not in front of the media". Paine's batting lineup has been rated the worst Australia has ever assembled in Tests by local media, so the bowlers could well be under pressure to defend some modest totals. "For Australia to win, who is going to fill those shoes?" asked Jones, who played 52 Tests and 164 ODIs.

He also celebrate the success in a very ecstatic manner. "And whatever adjustments he had to make, he has already done it". Jones was quoted as saying by the "Sydney Morning Herald".

India's Murali Vijay is ready to capitalise on a horror injury to young gun Prithvi Shaw, declaring he has no fear of Australian conditions after nearly certainly securing his spot for this week's first Test. The only difference is we get the covers off earlier and we start earlier. The third Test at the venue ended in the first session on day five.

BRIEF SCORES: Indians 358 (Shaw 66, Kohli 64, Hardie 4-50) and 2 for 211 (Vijay 129, Rahul 62) drew with Cricket Australia XI 544 (Nielsen 100, Hardie 86).

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Anonymous US officials said they were unsure how the mishap may have occurred, but none suspected foul play. Japanese aircraft were taking part in the search effort, according to the Marines.

"Conceding 500 runs in a warm-up game doesn't mean anything. we are not very much anxious about it", he said. India have their own battery of fast bowlers, though, and former Australia fast bowler Geoff Lawson believes it is "as good a group as I have seen for a long time". We also had some net practice while the game was going on so I don't think it was a concern at all. "But we need to be mindful of keeping ourselves calm enough so we can execute our skills as well".

The struggle of the Indian bowlers on the fourth day's play was overshadowed by a stylish century from the bat of Murali Vijay to strengthen his bid for the opening slot in the first Test.

Asked how will Australia counter India'a ace batsman, Waugh said, "He is a great player and loves the big moment, a bit like Sachin Tendulkar and Brian Lara". "We definitely want to win the series, but one test match at a time".

"Right now, we really feel that this is where it's at for the pitch".

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