Vengsarkar praises BP X1

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Mumbai, Oct 6 (UNI) Former Senior Selection Committee chief Dilip Vengsarkar praised the Board President's XI for their ''outstanding performance'' against the visiting Australians in the lone warm-up game for the tourists at Hyderabad today.

Talking on the sidelines after inaugurating a photo exhibition of Beijing Olympics action, clicked by senior photographer Mohan Bane, the former India skipper said the youngsters had come good in the way the previous selection panel headed by him expected them to do when picking the team.

''It was an outstanding performance. I am happy with the way Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Yuvraj Singh and Piyush Chawla performed in the match. They put in practice what we envisaged,'' he told reporters at the Mumbai Marathi Patrakar Sangh.

The squad led by Yuvraj, who slammed a stroke-filled ton in the second innings, dominated the Ricky Ponting-led Australian team to boost the morale of the Indian Test squad before the four-day tie ended in a draw. India and Australia are to be engaged in a four-Test series starting at Bangalore on October 9.

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