In all it was a moral victory for the India that the two young spin bowlers of Indian team enforced and ended with draw. The two matches were played between India and Australia on 18th Feb 2013. The Australian batsmen were exposed by India due to left-arm spinner Rakesh Dhruv and off-spinner Jalaj Saxena excelled with an impressive display. Rakesh Dhruv who is belonging to Gujarat take 5 wickets and 51 runs while an excellent player from Madhya Pradesh who is all rounder Jalaj Saxena take 4 wickets and scored 61 runs during practice matches. In the first Test match Dhruv and Saxena’s performance will certainly compound their worries and at the same time encourage Harbhajan Singh, Ravichandran Ashwin and Pragyan Ojha to go all out against Michael Clarke’s men.
In first inning Australia scored 235 in reply india got 451 runs. With 216-run deficit, India A skipper Gautam Gambhir enforced follow-on and Australian did a shade better in their second essay by finishing on 195 for three at the Guru Nanak College ground.
For 31-year-old Dhruv, who is a veteran of 75 first-class matches and is not a contender for the national side, this performance will certainly be the most memorable one of his career.