Tuesday, April 23, 2024
spot_img

England Lions pin India to mat

Date:

Share post:

spot_img
spot_img

Ahmedabad, Jan 18: England Lions continued to dominate India A despite a rollicking unbeaten hundred from Rajat Patidar on the second day of their first unofficial Test here on Thursday.
Patidar made 140 off 132 balls with 18 fours and five sixes but India A could only make 215 for eight at close, replying to England’s mammoth 553 for eight declared in first innings.
India A are still trailing by 338 runs.
Pacer Matthew Fisher led England’s bowling with a four-wicket burst (4/57) while he received strong support from fellow pacer Matthew Potts (2/26) and left-arm spinner Callum Parkinson (2/43).
India A were, in fact, in all kind of trouble early on at 24 for four and later slipped to 95 for seven.
However, Patidar found some late support from Tushar Deshpande, who scored India’s second highest individual score of 23, and Navdeep Saini as India A struggled past the 200-run mark.
Earlier, England, starting from their overnight 382 for 3, motored on riding on a fine 125 off 182 balls by captain Josh Bohannon, who resumed the day from 93.
Bohannon got excellent support from Dan Mousley (68 off 115 balls) and Potts (44 not out) and Jack Carson (53).
For India, left-arm spinner Manav Suthar took four wickets (4/137).
The England Lions are the England and Wales Cricket Board’s (ECB) development team, essentially serving as a second-tier national team below the senior England squad. Their primary purpose is to provide promising young cricketers with experience playing international-level competition, preparing them for potential graduation to the full England team. The Lions compete in various formats, including first-class, List A, and Twenty20 matches, primarily against other A teams or emerging nations. They also occasionally play against the senior England team in warm-up matches or intra-squad games.
Established in 1982 as England A, the team was renamed the England Lions in 2020.
Brief scores: England Lions: 553 for 8 declared in 118 overs (Keaton Jennings 154, Josh Bohanan 125, Alex Lees 73, Dan Mousley 68, Jack Carson 53; Manav Suthar 4/137) vs India A: 215 for 8 in 40 overs (Rajat Patidar 140; Matt Fisher 4/57). (PTI)

spot_img
spot_img

Related articles

BJP winning 35 seats in Bengal will guarantee freedom from illegal infiltration: Amit Shah

Kolkata, April 23: If the BJP winning 18 seats in West Bengal during the 2019 Lok Sabha polls...

Congress still in a dilemma over Khammam Lok Sabha ticket Hyderabad, April 23

Hyderabad, April 23: With just two days to go for the filing of nominations for Lok Sabha elections...

CM Kejriwal, K Kavitha’s judicial custody extended in money laundering case till May 7

New Delhi, April 23:  A Delhi court on Tuesday extended till May 7 the judicial custody of Chief...

VPP MLA slams govt for failing to relocate residents of Them Iew Mawlong

Shillong, April 23: The Voice of People Party (VPP) MLA of North Shillong, Adelbert Nongrum on Tuesday slammed...