India A settle affairs with England A
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.
Mayank Agarwal in England 2018 for India A (last 4 inns)— Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) June 26, 2018
151* (106b) v Leicestershire
23 (24b) v Eng Lions
112 (102b) v West India A
112 (104b) v England Lions
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.
Leicester - 4th Match— Waqar Younis Viki ???? (@TheWaqarViki) June 26, 2018
IND A 309/6 (50 Overs)
Mayank Agarwal 112(104)
Shubman Gill 72(80)
Ed Barnard 2/51
Matthew Fisher 2/58
ENG Lions 207/10 (41.3 Overs)
Liam Dawson 38(39)
Ben Foakes 32(46)
Shardul Thakur 3/53
Khaleel Ahmed 2/30
India A won by 102 runs#ENGAvINDA
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.