India A settle affairs with England A

Deepak Hooda 33 for India A against England A
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After getting a sound thrashing in the first match of the tri-series, India A (309-6) bounced back and defeated England A (207-10) by 102 runs on the back of Mayank Agarwal's (112) second consecutive century.

Batting first, India displayed a top heavy batting performance as the first three batsmen played beautifully. Mayank Agarwal (112) slammed another hundred and was part of a momentous partnership with Shubman Gill (72). Gill was promoted at the top of the order in the absence of Prithvi Shaw.


Hanuma Vihari (69) came out to bat at Number 3 and he too did not disappoint before getting run out for a well made 69. Deepak Hooda was the only batsman to contribute in the lower middle order with a solid 33. This took India to 309 for 6 in their 50 overs.

For England A, MD Fisher (10-58-2) and EG Barnard (10-51-2) stood out, taking a couple of wickets each. The England A batting scorecard, on the other hand, was a story of numerous starts that were not made full use of.


Nick Gubbins (22), Livingstone (23), Foakes (32), Mullaney (23), Dawson (38) and Barnard (31) all got good starts but failed to convert them into a big score.

As a result, the England A batting never had a move on and the entire team was folded out for 207 in the 42nd over. This was India A's second victory in the tri-series. They had lost in the first rubber against England A but have now bounced back and are looking good for the coming matches.