England Lions prove too good for India A

England Lions prove too good for India A
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When the match resumed, India A trailed by 410 runs with 7 wickets remaining. The score was just 11 and a comprehensive defeat was evident.

England Lions 423 (Alastair Cook 180; Mohammed Siraj 4-79) and 194-5d (Dawid Malan 56; Mohammed Siraj 3-55) win by 253 runs

India A 197 (Prithvi Shaw 62; Sam Curran 5-43) and 167 (Rishabh Pant 61; Sam Curran 2-17)


However Ajinkya Rahane (48) and Rishabh Pant (61) kept the inevitable away for some time as they built up a good partnership with Rahane missing out on a 50 by two runs. Six overs later, Rishabh Pant met the same fate as he too was dismissed by spinner Dominic Bess.

Pant celebrated his selection in the Indian Test squad for the five-match series against England by recording the highest score by an Indian batsman in the second innings or in the match for that matter. Although Jayant Yadav scored 21, there was not much resistance from the lower order as the team meekly accepted the defeat by a big 253-run margin.

With talks around Moeen Ali and even Adil Rashid for a comeback in the Test squad, Dom Bess bowled decently well to stake claim for retaining his spot in the side. James Potter and Sam Curran also picked up a couple of wickets each.

India A had a disappointing match with three of India's senior batsmen in the playing XI. While Murali Vijay failed in both the innings, Ajinkya Rahane came up with a decent performance, scoring 49 and 48 in both innings respectively. Karun Nair who has been included in the Indian Test squad also failed to impress.

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