India A rode on a solid all-round performance to clinch the Quadrangular one-day series, thrashing Australia by 57 runs in the final clash here today.
India A well composed 95 from opener Mandeep Singh and Manish Pandey's 61 propelled India to 266 for four in the alloted 50 overs before Yuzvendra Chahal spun a web around the Aussie middle order to end with impressive figures of 4-34. The hosts were bowled out for 209 in 44.5 overs.
Electing to bat after winning the toss, India A put up 266/4 in their 50 overs before bowling out the hosts for 209 in 44.5 overs.
Mandeep Singh was the star of India's batting performance, Mandeep, named as Player of the Match. Shreyas Iyer was also vital with his 41 runs. Australia had four wicket-takers with one scalp each.
In reply, Cameron Bancroft (34) and Nic Maddinson started well, but it was Yuzvendra Chahal (4-34) who was the ultimate winner from the innings, taking key scalps and bringing the game India A's way.
Australia A skipper Pete Handscomb (43) combined with Alex Ross (34) to edge closer to the total, but the back end of the game went completely in the tourists favour as they claimed the last five wickets for just 26 runs.
India A have now claimed the last three 'A' series, defeating Australia A on each occasion in the final. The other two teams in the series were South Africa A and the Australian National Performance Squad.
India A: 266/4 in 50 overs (Mandeep Singh 95, Manish Pandey 61, Chris Tremain 1/42).
Australia A: 209 in 44.5 overs (Peter Handscomb 43, Yuzvendra Chahal 4/34).