Mysore, February 13-16 at 09:30 AM IST
Priank Panchal’s double century went in vain as Ollie Pope (63) and Sam Hain (57) stood out on the final day to draw first unofficial Test at the Krishnagiri Stadium on Sunday. Skipper Ankit Bawne rotated the bowlers quite well to break the partnership but the Lions looked positive and a result was not possible.
Put into bat first, England Lions posted a good total of 340 runs on the board despite Navdeep Saini’s five-fer in the first innings. Ben Duckett, Sam Hain, and Will Jacks scored the fifties and were in the runs against the hosts. Coming to bat, India A called off the first innings at 540-6 with the help of Priyank Panchal’s double century and Srikar Bharat’s crucial 142 runs knock. The match was called off when England Lions were at 214-5, ahead by 14 runs on the final day. The teams decided a result was not possible and the match ended in a draw.
In the second ODI, India A will play under the leadership of opener KL Rahul. Rahul gave a good start to the side in the first test and slammed 89 runs off 192 deliveries. Karun Nair has been roped into the side while paceman Avesh Khan is missing out from the squad for tomorrow’s clash.
The second unofficial Test will be played from tomorrow morning at the Srikantadatta Narasimha Raja Wadiyar Ground, Mysore.
The probable IN-A vs EN-A playing 11 is listed below.
Wicketkeeper: Srikar Bharat
Batsmen: KL Rahul (c), Ankit Bawne, P Panchal, Ricky Bhui, Abhimanyu Easwaran (D: K Nair)
All-rounder: Jalaj Saxena, S Nadeem
Bowlers: Navdeep Saini, Shardul Thakur, V Arun (D: M Markande)
Wicketkeeper: Sam Billings
Batsmen: Sam Hain, Ollie Pope, Ben Duckett, Max Holden
All-rounder: Lewis Gregory, Stephen Mullaney, Will Jacks
Bowlers: Danny Briggs, James Porter, Zak Chappell
India A- Ankit Bawne, Srikar Bharat, Siddhesh Lad, Shardul Thakur, Navdeep Saini, Abhimanyu Easwaran, Ricky Bhui, Shahbaz Nadeem, Lokesh Rahul (c), Mayank Markande, Jalaj Saxena, Priyank Panchal, Varun Aaron, Karun Nair
England A – Dominic Bess, Zak Chappell, Ben Duckett, Danny Briggs, Sam Billings, Lewis Gregory, Max Holden, James Porter, Tom Bailey, Will Jacks, Steven Mullaney, Matthew Carter, Jamie Overton, Sam Hain, Ollie Pope, Alex Davies
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Fantasy picks from India A:
Priyank Panchal slammed a double century while wicketkeeper batter Srikar Bharat amassed a century.
P Panchal – 206 off 33 deliveries || S Bharat – 142 runs off 139 deliveries
Lokesh Rahul at the top also scored the crucial 89 runs off 192 deliveries
In the first innings, Navdeep Saini took a five-fer while Shardul Thakur returned with two scalps
Jalaj Saxena and Shabaz Nadeem bagged two wickets each in the second innings
Fantasy picks from England Lions:
Ben Duckett (80), Sam Hain (61), Will Jacks (63), and S Mullaney (42) were the top contributors with the bat for Lions in the first innings
In the second innings, Olie Pope (63) and Sam Hain (57) scored the fifties.
Zak Chappell with 3 scalps was the most successful bowler for Lions
Danny Briggs returned with two wickets in the bag
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