India A start England tour with comprehensive victory over ECB XI
India A (328-8) defeated England Cricket Board XI (203-10) by 125 runs on the back of Prithvi Shaw's (70) free-flowing knock and Deepak Chahar's (7.5-48-3) bowling.
India A register an easy 125-run win in their tour match against ECB XI.— Circle of Cricket (@circleofcricket) June 17, 2018
IND A 328/8 (Shaw 70 Iyer 54 Kishan 50 Higgins 4/50)
ECB XI 203/10 (Critchley 40 Chahar 3/48 Akshar 2/21) pic.twitter.com/XyZfZDQrt4
Batting first, Prithvi Shaw powered India to a good start scoring a classy 70. Despite Mayank Agarwal's (4) quick dismissal, GH Vihari (38) and Shreyas Iyer (54) ensured that a steady base is laid down.
In the lower order, Ishan Kishan (50), Krunal Pandya (34) and Axar Patel (28) capitalised to take India to a mammoth score of 328 for 8 in their stipulated 50 overs.
Apart from Ryan Higgins who picked up 4 wickets in his 10 overs giving away 50 runs, no other bowler could trouble the batsmen.
In reply, ECB XI did not get off to a good start as they lost opener Alex Davies (4) first up. Other opener George Hankins (27) and middle order batsmen Ben Slater (37) and Will Jacks (28) then steadied the inning.
Despite Matthew Critchley's (40) useful contribution, ECB XI could not even reach anywhere close to India A's total as tailenders were wrapped up quite cheaply. Deepak Chahar and Axar Patel bowled well to pick up 3 and 2 wickets respectively.
India A get better of ECB XI by 125 runs.— Niharika Raina (@niharika_raina) June 17, 2018
Deepak Chahar stars with three scalps.
Axar Patel also did well.
Others chipped in well but Prasidh on higher side of economy rate.
Overall, great all round show by India A.
Onto next one on 19th. pic.twitter.com/Vk9ZyGqGnN
As it turned out, ECB XI fell short of the target by a good 125-run margin as India A started their England campaign on a great note.
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