Rahane gives India 'A' big win over England

2017-01-12 15:13
Ajinkya Rahane (AFP)

Mumbai - Skipper Ajinkya Rahane struck a dominating 91 to help India 'A' trounce an England XI by six wickets in the second 50-over warm-up match in Mumbai on Thursday.

Chasing 283 for victory, India 'A' rode on the 119-run opening stand with Rahane and Sheldon Jackson (59) to race to their target in 39.4 overs.

India 'A', who lost their opening game to the Eoin Morgan-led side on Tuesday, made the English bowlers toil at Mumbai's Brabourne Stadium.

Rahane, coming off a long injury lay-off, smashed 10 fours and a six during his 83-ball knock as the India 'A' top-order came good.

Earlier opting to bat first, England were bowled out for 282 in 48.5 overs with Jonny Bairstow top-scoring with 64 runs.

India off-spinner Pervez Rasool claimed three wickets.

After a good start the visitors dramatically collapsed from 161/1 to 211/9 before Adil Rashid (39) and No 11 David Willey (38 not out) put together a 71-run 10th-wicket partnership to stage a fightback.

Opener Jason Roy (25) was out hit wicket after pacer Pradeep Sangwan's delivery struck the back of his helmet flap and the extra protective gear fell on the stumps as the bails were dislodged.

Alex Hales scored a well-made 51 but Morgan, who made three in the first warm-up, once again failed with the bat after registering a first-ball zero.

The two sides now head to Pune for the first of the three one-day internationals starting on Sunday before the sides play three Twenty20 matches.

Brief scores

England XI 282 all out in 48.5 overs (J. Bairstow 64, D. Willey 38 not out; P. Rasool 3-38)

India A 283/4 in 39.4 overs (A. Rahane 91, R. Pant 59; M. Ali 1-46)

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