Being a day game, toss will not have much significance, but the captain who wins the toss will most likely bat first. Goswami top-scored with 43 while Stoinis, Zampa and James Faulkner took one wicket apiece. Stoinis and Matthew Wade then pushed them into overdrive with a sixth-wicket stand of 85 that came in eight overs.
Australia eventually posted 347/6 against Board President's XI in 50 overs.
Despite being part of five global tours over the past 18 months, Marcus Stoinis is still yet to shake the "next in line" tag he earned by being one of the best and most consistent performers on the Australian domestic scene. He was also part of the A-tour two years back and has been working closely with the current Australian batting consultant S. Sriram.
"I think if you ask any player when you get left out, it's not great fun". Having been called up to replace the injured Mitchell Marsh midway through this year's tour of India, Stoinis was overlooked completely when Australia's squad for their next Test assignment to Bangladesh was announced in June, despite having had next to no chance to prove himself or lose form in the interceding three months.
Gurkeermat Mann will consider this match very seriously, because a brilliant performance in this game may once again open the door for him to the National team. "I worked with Sriram during my first season in the Indian Premier League with Delhi Daredevils in 2015. It was mostly defence in subcontinent and trying to trust that before you go on attack". But we're also pretty different allrounders.
Chasing almost 350, it was hard from ball one.
This happened during the practice match between India's Board President's XI and Australia, held in Chennai. Board President's XI lost by a huge margin of 103 runs but it wasn't totally devoid of benefits. Agar dented the middle and lower order with 4 for 44. "Quite a few boys made good runs, and in terms of spinners, Ashton Agar bowled beautifully", said Stoinis, who blasted 76 runs before tormenting the Board President's XI batsmen with figures of 4-0-13-1. "Just understanding the conditions and the lengths one has to bowl", he said.