Mumbai: Live cricket updates from the second warm-up match between India A and England XI being played at Brabourne stadium in Mumbai. Eoin Morgan-led England spoiled Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s final match as a captain with a three-wicket win.
Over 25 | 151/3 | (Bairstow 57*, Stokes 17*)
Shahbaz Nadeem has brought India back in game with two quick blows. The left-arm spinner first removed Hales for 51 and then dismissed skipper Eoin Morgan for a first-ball duck as he caught him off his own bowling. Great comeback by India, superb bowling by Nadeem. Meanwhile, Bairstow has also reached his fifty and is batting with Ben Stokes.
Over 16 | 112/1 | (Hales 50*, Bairstow 36*)
Alex Hales has completed a fifty as England have kept the scoreboard moving. Hales and Bairstow have also added unbeaten 70 runs for the second wicket so far. India need a breakthrough to make a comeback in the match.
Over 10 | 81/1 | (Hales 34*, Bairstow 21*)
After losing Roy’s wicket, Hales and Bairstow have ensure the runs don’t try. Hales would be high on confidence after hitting 40 runs in the first warm-up match. The inexpeienced Indian bowlers should however look to make an impact against England.
Over 5 | 42/1 | (Hales 17*, Bairstow*)
India got a lucky breakthrough as Pradeep Sangwan’s bouncer hit Jason Opener on the helmet, and its side fell on the wicket as a result of which the England opener was out hitwicket. Jonny Bairstow is the new man in for the visitors.
India A XI: Ajinkya Rahane (c), Suresh Raina, Sheldon Jackson, Rishabh Pant (wk), Deepak Hooda, Ishan Kishan, Vijay Shankar, Vinay Kumar, Pradeep Sangwan, Parveez Rasool, Siddharth Kaul
England XI: Jason Roy, Alex Hales, Jonny Bairstow, Eoin Morgan (c), Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler (wk), Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, Liam Plunkett, Adil Rashid, David Willey, Jake Ball
Toss: Eoin Morgan has won the toss once again and he has decided to bat first today.
Men in Blue will look to bounce back after losing the first warm-up match by three wickets. Indian bowlers will have to pull up their socks after they failed to defend India’s 304-run total in the first warm-up match.
Source: Zee News