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Board Pres XI leave England red-faced

The Ashes champions slid to a humiliating eight-wicket defeat in the tour game.

india Updated: Feb 25, 2006 18:32 IST

England slumped to an eight-wicket defeat on the final day of the three-day tour match against an Indian Board President's XI on Saturday.

Seamer Munaf Patel took five for 32 to bowl England out for 158 in their second innings. The 22 year old finished with a match-haul of 10-91.

The home team knocked up the 55 runs required in 17 overs for the loss of Wasim Jaffer (four) and Dheeraj Jadhav (18).

Jaffer was caught by Andrew Strauss at first slip off fast bowler Matthew Hoggard and Jadhav was caught by substitute Matt Prior at leg-slip off left-arm spinner Monty Panesar.

Opener Gautam Gambhir and Suresh Raina were not out on 22 and six respectively.

Kevin Pietersen did not bat in England's second innings after retiring hurt in the first due to a lower back injury.

Matthew Hoggard, who came in as nightwatchman, top scored with 42.

The first test begins in Nagpur on Wednesday.

England 1st innings: 238

Board President's XI, 1st innings: 342 for 8 dec

England 2nd innings:

M Trescothick b Paul 32
A Strauss c Raina b Patel 2
M Hoggard c Raina b Powar 42
I Bell c Kaarthick b VRV Singh 29
A Flintoff c Kaarthick b Patel 2
G Jones LBW b Powar 12
I Blackwell b Patel 11
L Plunkett b Patel 15
S Harmison not out 2
M Panesar LBW b Patel 0
K Pietersen absent hurt 0
Extras (lb-4, nb-6, w-1) 11

Total (all out in 65 overs) 158
Fall of wicket: 1-3, 2-67, 3-95, 4-99, 5-123, 6-129, 7-155, 8-158, 9-158.
Bowling: Munaf Patel 16-6-32-5, VRV Singh 13-1-45-1, Ramesh Powar 21-6-51-2, Shib Shankar Paul 14-4-26-1, Venugopala Rao 1-1-0-0.

Board President's XI 2nd innings

W Jaffer c Strauss b Hoggard 4
G Gambhir not out 22
D Jadhav c Prior b Panesar 18
S Raina not out 6
Extras (b-2, w-6) 8

Total (for 2 wkts in 17 overs) 58
Fall of wicket: 1-11, 2-46.
Bowling: Matthew Hoggard 4-0-10-1, Steve Harmison 4-0-16-0, Monty Panesar 5-1-20-1, Andrew Flintoff 2-1-2-0, Ian Blackwell 2-0-8-0.

First Published: Feb 25, 2006 12:51 IST