Handscomb Hits Hundred

Handscomb Hits Hundred

By James Wheeler
10th March
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Former overseas player Peter Handscomb hit his first ODI Hundred as he led Australia to a brilliant four wicket win against India in Chandigarh.


Pete who plundered over 1000 runs for Tring as our overseas player in 2011, showed his class as he top scored with 117 as Australia chased India's total of 358 in only 47 overs.

The Australians looked like they had no chance after Bhuvneshawr Kumar bowled Aaron Finch for a duck in the first over and Jasprit Bumrah yorked Shaun Marsh (6) in the fourth, only for a 192-run stand between Handscomb and Usman Khawaja to resuscitate the innings.

The pair dragged Australia back into the contest, before Khawaja was caught off a short ball from Bumrah. Handscomb and Maxwell ensured the pressure stayed on India from there, adding 25 runs in three overs before the latter was trapped in from by Kuldeep Yadav.

Along the way Handscomb had raised his maiden ODI century. When Handscomb followed Maxwell back to the pavilion on 117 it looked to be India’s game to lose only for Ashton Turner to take the game away from India in an incredible display of power hitting.

Handscomb now looks an excellent bet to make the Australia squad for the World Cup that starts in England in less than three months time.

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