India A Tri Series in England, Fourth Match, England A vs India A – India A won by 102 runs
Tuesday, June 26, 2018, Grace Road, Leicester
With a tight schedule in the Tri series, both teams have rested their key players for this game. India have rested Prithvi Shaw and Deepak Chahar, while England rested Chris Jordan. In Shaw’s absence, Shubman Gill was promoted up the order to open India’s innings along with the in-form Mayank Agarwal.
Another day, another century for Mayank Agarwal as he scored 112 of just 104 deliveries including 10 fours and 4 sixes. The other opener Shubman Gill and Hanuma Vihari at no. 3 too scored half-centuries to help India get to 309 for 6 in their 5 overs.
In response, England lost wickets at regular intervals before getting all out for just 207 in 41.3 overs. None of their batsmen gone past the 40-run mark with Liam Dawson being their top scorer who scored 38 runs batting at no.7.
India used as many as 6 bowlers in this game and each bowler picked up at least a wicket. Shardul Thakur is the most successful bowler with 3 wickets in his 8 overs, however, he conceded 53 runs! With an all-round show, India are able to beat England by a big margin of 102 runs.
With this win, India A are now at top of the points with 4 points and a better run rate over England A (4 points). India A will play their next game against West Indies A on Friday (June 29) in Northampton.
India A – 309/6 in 50 overs (Mayank Agarwal – 112, Shubman Gill – 72, Ed Barnard – 2/51, Matthew Fisher – 2/58) beat England A – 207 all out in 41.3 overs (Liam Dawson – 38, Ben Foakes – 32, Shardul Thakur -3/53, Khaleel Ahmed – 2/30) by 102 runs
Mayank Agarwal (Ind A) – 112 runs
Playing XI: Tom Kohler-Cadmore, Nick Gubbins, Sam Hain, Liam Livingstone, Ben Foakes (wk), Steven Mullaney (c), Liam Dawson, Ed Barnard, Matthew Fisher, Tom Helm, Matthew Parkinson
Bench: Chris Jordan, Reece Topley
Playing XI: Deepak Hooda, Mayank Agarwal, Shubman Gill, Shreyas Iyer (c), Rishabh Pant (wk), G H Vihari, Krunal Pandya, Krishnappa Gowtham, Prasidh Krishna, Shardul Thakur, K Khaleel Ahmed
Bench: Prithvi Shaw, Vijay Shankar, Axar Patel, Deepak Chahar, Ishan Kishan
Match #1: June 22, England Lions vs India A, Venue: County Ground, Derby
Match #2: June 23, England Lions vs Windies A, Venue: County Ground, Derby
Match #3: June 25, India A vs Windies A, Venue: Grace Road, Leicester
Match #4: June 26, England Lions vs India A, Venue: Grace Road, Leicester
Match #5: June 28, England Lions vs Windies A, Venue: County Ground, Northampton
Match #6: June 29, India A vs Windies A, Venue: County Ground, Northampton
Final: July 02, TBC vs TBC, Venue: Kennington Oval, London
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