India U-19 drew their second Youth Test against England in Nagpur on Friday to draw the two-match series 0-0.
England entered the final day’s play at 34/2, having conceded a slender 13-run lead to India on first innings. They did not panic as George Bartlett and Delray Rawlins shared a 125-run partnership for the third wicket. The two had gone to bed having added just four on Thursday. Their partnership, which lasted through the entire first session, dashed any hopes India had of putting pressure.
India did manage some success later through Delhi left-arm spinner Harsh Tyagi (4/67), who helped reduce them to 194/6, but it was too late. England had already pushed the game towards a draw. Aaron Beard and Will Jacks then dropped anchor, adding 50 for the seventh wicket to help their team move close to the 250-run mark. England were all out for 250. India did not come out
India had, on Thursday, made 388/9 before declaring their innings in reply to England’s first innings total of 375.
The stars for India in the match were Harsh Tyagi who picked five wickets in the match and Saurabh Singh who scored a century on Thursday.
The first Test between the two teams ended in a draw after India survived anxious moments to end the final day eight down for 189 in pursuit of a 238-run target.