Ganguly departs, India 133 for 4 at close

Updated: 22 December 2007 06:41 IST

India were 133 for four when the second day's play of their warm-up match against Victoria was abandoned due to rain on Friday.

Melbourne:

Rain again hampered India's preparations for the Boxing Day Test with only 10 overs possible on the second day of the weather-marred three-day cricket match against Victoria at the Junction Oval on Friday.

Showers prevented play after lunch, when India had moved from an overnight 110 for three to 133 for four when play was stopped for the day.

The Indians have had only a total of 48 overs' batting practice in their only lead-up game to the opening match of the four-Test series against Australia, starting at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Wednesday.

In the 10 overs of play possible on Friday, former captain Sourav Ganguly was out for 59.
Ganguly hit left-arm medium-pacer Allan Wise to short mid-wicket where he was caught by Aiden Blizzard.

When play was called off for the day, Rahul Dravid was 38 not out and Yuvraj Singh was on six.

Dravid has had the benefit of facing 147 deliveries over three-and-a-half hours at the crease should he be asked to open the Indian innings in the Boxing Day Test.

Wise is the only wicket taker with 4 for 37.

More showers are forecast for Saturday's final day of play with strong winds.

Yuvraj too looked in trouble against Wise even though Dravid looked unflappable.

Topics : Cricket India
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