India A vs England, 2nd warm-up: Ajinkya Rahane hits 91 as Ind win by 6 wickets
India A chased down the target of 283 set by England with 10 overs to spare in the 2nd warm-up match at the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai on Thursday. India A scored 283/4 in 39.4 overs with openers Ajinkya Rahane (91) and Sheldon Jackson both scoring half centuries. After Jackson fell, Rishabh Pant (59 off 36 balls) and Suresh Raina (45) continued the attack. Earlier, India A bowlers Ashoke Dinda (2-55), Parvez Rasool (3-38) and Shahbaz Nadeem (2-41) bowled England out for 282 in 48.5 overs, with Alex Hales and Jonny Bairstow scoring half centuries. Get cricket highlights and score from the India A vs England 2nd warm-up match here.cricket Updated: Jan 13, 2017 12:19 IST
India A chased down the target of 283 for win set by England with 10 overs to spare in the 2nd warm-up match at the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai on Thursday. India A scored 283/4 in 39.4 overs with openers, Ajinkya Rahane (91) and Sheldon Jackson, both scoring half centuries, taking the attack to the England cricket team bowlers. After Jackson fell, Rishabh Pant (59 off 36 balls) and Suresh Raina (45) continued the attack. Earlier, India A bowlers Ashoke Dinda (2-55), Parvez Rasool (3-38) and Shahbaz Nadeem (2-41) bowled England out for 282 in 48.5 overs. England had beaten India A by three wickets in the first warm-up match on Tuesday, chasing down India’s 304-5 with 1.1 overs and three wickets to spare. Get cricket highlights and score from the India A vs England 2nd warm-up match here. (Click for live score and updates from Day 4 of the Gujarat vs Mumbai Ranji Trophy final )
5:25 pm IST: Ajinkya Rahane warmed-up for the one-day series with a fine 91 for India A in six-wicket win over England. Though Rahane, back in action after recovering from finger surgery, will be the only one from this squad to join the India team in Pune for the one-day series, there were some more gains for the hosts -- the 19-year-old Rishabh Pant, who smashed the England bowlers at will during a 36-ball 59. He will be playing the Twenty20 series against the same opposition. Suresh Raina, on a comeback after a long break due to injury and illness, also geared up for the T20 series with a power-packed 45 off 33 balls.
5:12 pm IST: Ishan Kishan hits the winning run as India A win by six wickets, 283 for four in 39.4 overs.
4:55 pm IST: Suresh Raina departs for 45 off 33 balls (7 fours), caught at the midwicket fence trying hit the ball out of the park. India 268 for four in 36.4 overs.
4:48 pm IST: India A 247 for three after 34 overs.
4:41 pm IST: Suresh Raina puts away a low full toss by Chris Woakes. India 245 for three in the 34th over.
4:34pm IST: Ajinkya Rahane gets bowled Willey. He scored 91 off 83 balls, hitting nine fours and a six. India A 233 for three after 32.1 overs.
4:29 pm IST: The Indian spinners were brilliant in the morning, Rashid has been given a hiding by Pant & Co.
4:28 pm IST: Suresh Raina starts his comeback bid with an effortless straight hit off Moeen Ali. Follows it up with a lofted shot to covers. Makes it three fours in the over by smashing Moeen to the midwicket. India 223 for two after 31 overs and Chris Woakes will be bowling from the Pavilion End in place of Adil Rashid.
4:27pm IST: Rahane picks Rashid over midwicket for a four. India 209 for two off 30 overs
4:20 pm IST: India 200 off 28.5 overs. Ajinkya Rahane batting on 79.
4:15 pm IST: It was a flatter ball from Rashid, but Rishabh Pant tried to still take him on and didn’t get the elevation. A massive roar greets Suresh Raina’s entry. Pant will soon get used to such receptions.
4:11 pm IST: Rishabh Pant gets out trying to hit Rashid for a six. He lives up to the hype during an entertaining 59 off 36 balls with eight fours, 2 sixes. India 197 for two off 27.3 balls
4:05 pm IST: Rishabh Pant is taking on Rashid, lifts him off his toes to the midwicket fence. India A 169 for one.
3:57pm IST: Adil Rashid’s first ball of the second spell is punched powerfully by Rishabh Pant to point boundary. India A 155 for one.
3:56pm IST: Ajinkya Rahane lofts Moeen Ali over mid off for another four. India 150 for one in 22.4 balls.
3:51 pm IST: Rishabh Pant is showing the power of his wrists, comes down the track and hammers Plunkett for four past long on, then smashes him past long off. India 144 for one in 22 overs.
3:49 pm IST: Rishabh Pant sweeps Moeen Ali for his first four. India 129 for one
3:48 pm IST: Rishabh Pant goes for a big hit on the first ball, takes it on the pad. Plunkett pitches it too full and Ajinkya Rahane pounces on it with a four over the infield. India 125 for one after 20 overs.
3:46pm IST: India A lose their first wicket. Jackson hits straight to the long-on fielder off Moeen Ali. Jackson c Bairstow b Moeen Ali 59 off 56 balls. India A 119 for one after 18.5 balls
3:33 pm IST: India A 109 for no loss after 17 overs. Liam Plunkett replaces Adil Rashid
3:22 pm IST: Sheldon Jackson completes 50 off 47 balls with a boundary to midwicket. India 102 for no loss in 15.3 overs
3:18 pm IST: Ajinkya Rahane completes 50 off 45 balls, five fours and one six. After 15 overs, India 96 for no loss.
3:04 pm IST: England cricket team captain introduces spin. Adil Rashid to replace Jake Ball from the Pavilion End. Similar strategy to Ajinkya Rahane, India A had brought on their spinners around the same stage.
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3:01 pm IST: Better over from Ben Stokes, India A 74 for no loss after 11 overs.
2:59 pm IST: Frustration for Ball, Sheldon Jackson’s thick edge flies over the ’keeper’s head for four. India A 72 for no loss in 10 overs
2:51pm IST: Jake Ball replaces Willey. Rahane hammers him for a six over cover point to bring India A’s fifty. India 55 for no loss in the 8th over. Rahane batting on 36 off 26 balls (five fours and one six), Sheldon Jackson batting on 19 off 19 balls.
2:43 pm IST: England cricket team’s Joe Root has landed and is walking around the boundary to a roaring reception from the stands. While India A scored just one boundary in the sixth over, they are 41 for no loss .
2:35 pm IST: Ajinkya Rahane smashes Chris Woakes for three fours in the 5th over of the innings -- straight drive, punch through cover point and pull. India 34 for no loss in 5 overs.
2:31 pm IST: Sheldon Jackson hits the second four of Willey’s over with a rasping off drive. India 20 for no loss after four overs
2:29 pm IST: Rahane gets going with a straight driven boundary off Willey. India 15 for no loss
2:26 pm IST: After three overs, India A nine for no loss
2:25pm IST: Sheldon Jackson gets India A’s first boundary, hits through cover point. nine for no loss
1:39 pm IST: England all out for 282 in 48.5 overs. Sangwan gets rid of Adil Rashid .
1:34pm IST: Rashid carves Dinda through point for four and follows it up with another boundary, a glide through third man. England 274/9
1:29 pm IST: England are 259 for nine in the 47th over.
1:24 pm IST: England’s 10th wicket pair of Rashid and Willey are chipping in with some useful runs. Rashid works Kaul to the midwicket fence with a nice on drive. Willey and Rashid have taken England past 250.
1:11pm IST: Willey breaks the shackles with a powerful hit down the ground for six off Vinay Kumar. England 228 for nine
1:05 pm IST: England 212 for nine after 40 overs. Nadeem finishes with figures of 10-0-41-2
12:46pm IST: England nine down as Kaul has Liam Plunkett caught behind. 211 for nine after 39 overs.
12:46 pm IST: England’s hopes suffer a big blow as Stokes holes out at longoff off Rasool. Ishan Kishan catches Stokes off Rasool. He scored 38 off 56 balls (3 fours). England 200 for eight in 36.3 overs
12:38 pm IST: Parvez Rasool cleans up Chris Woakes. England 190 for seven after 34 overs. Stokes batting 32.
12:32pm IST: Rahane takes off Dinda after a terrific three-over spell in which he took two wickets for 14 runs.
12:25 pm IST: Moeen Ali is out for 1 run as Ashoke Dinda strikes. England 178/6. Dangerman Ben Stokes is still there, batting on 25.
12:09 pm IST: Jos Butler is gone, c and b Parvez Rasool for a duck. England 164 for five after 27.2 overs.
12:03 pm IST: Ashoke Dinda surprises Jonny Bairstow with a peach of a delivery, perfect length and rising, to get an outside edge. England 163 for four. Bairstow out for 64 off 65 balls. New batsman Jos Butler
11: 59 am IST: Ajinkya Rahane takes off Nadeem after a fine spell of 8-0-33-2. Ahoke Dinda to bowl from the North Stand End. England are 159 for three after 26 overs
11:47 am IST: Jonny Bairstow brings up his fifty with his eighth boundary, clubs Shahbaz Nadeem through midwicket. Reaches 50 off 51 balls.
11:42 am IST: Ben Stokes has joined Jonny Bairstow in the middle. The crowd is swelling up, second stand is opened. Stokes can make their day if he gets going.
1:37 am IST: Parvez Rasool replaces Vinay Kumar (4-1-21-0) from the Pavilion End. India A will have a double spin attack . After 20 overs, England are 123 for three1
11:32 am IST: Eoin Morgan is caught and bowled by Nadeem, who claims two wickets in two balls after getting Alex Hales on the last ball of his previous over.
11:31 am IST: Nadeem gets England captain Eoin Morgan for a duck. England 116 for three after 18.1 overs
11:21 am IST: It’s a wicket. Nadeem strikes for India A as Alex Hales is caught at short midwicket by Ajinkya Rahane for 51 off 53 balls (8 fours). England 116 for two after 16 overs.
11:16 am IST: Alex Hales reaches 50 off 49 balls. Was fluent against the new ball but has slowed down against Nadeem and Vinay Kumar.
11:12 am IST: After 15 overs, England are 110 for one. Nadeem is keeping it tight though.
11:09 am IST: Alex Hales survives caught and bowled chance as Vinay fails to hold on to the hard hit. Hales was on 42
11:07 am IST: Alex Hales hooks Vinay Kumar for four to bring up England’s 100 off 13.1 overs.
10: 53 am IST: Captain Rahane introduces spin, left-arm spinner Shahbaz Nadeem replaces Sangwan from the North End . It’s a double change with Vinay Kumar replacing Ashoke Dinda (3-0-26-0).
10:48 am IST: After 10 overs England 81 for one. Alex Hales 34 n.o., Jonny Bairstow 21 n.o.
10:38 am IST: Its a batting beauty and Jonny Bairstow takes three fours in a row off Ashoke Dinda. England 64 for one after 8 overs.
10:32 am IST: England scores 50 in 6.4 overs. Alex Hales 26 off 21 balls.
10:24 am IST: India A get a lucky breakthrough, Jason Roy is hit wicket for 15-ball 25 (six fours). 42 for one after 5 overs.
10:18 am IST: The atmosphere is nothing like Tuesday when Mumbaikars packed the Brabourne Stadium to cheer for MS Dhoni, but a few thousands have still made it for the game.
10:14 am IST: Pradeep Sangwan is struggling for his length, taken for three boundaries in his first two overs. England 20 for no loss after three overs
9:40 am IST: England have won the toss and opted to bat .
After the atmosphere at the first warm-up match on Tuesday, things will be back to normal in Thursday’s game at the Brabourne Stadium.
After the star-studded outfit in the opener, captain Ajinkya Rahane is the only player in the India A side who will be part of the one-day squad to face England.
Apart from Rahane, the focus will be on the three left-handers --- Suresh Raina, Rishabh Pant and Ishan Kishan.
In terms of talent, India’s cup is overflowing in every format. Suddenly, no one wants to miss a match because the replacements are making such an impact that returning to the team has become a challenge.