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Ajinkya Rahane led from the front to score 83-ball 91 Getty Images (File Photos)

India A complete a comprehensive 6-wicket win over England XI in the second warm-up match at the Brabourne Stadium. Ajinkya Rahane top-scored for India A with a superb 91. Sheldon Jackson and Rishabh Pant top smacked quick-fire fifties. India A were given a tiff target of 283 to win this match. They started off extremely well. Jackson and Rahane got India A off to a brilliant start. They put on 110 for the first wicket inside 19 overs to give India A the perfect platform. Moeen Ali got England XI their first breakthrough. Fresh from an excellent Ranji Trophy season, Rishabh Pant justified his national selection into the T20 International (T20I) side with a sparkling 36-ball 59, before he was removed by Adil Rashid.

Rahane and Pant added 78 for the second wicket and put India in control at 197 for 2 in the 28th. With victory within sight, both Rahane and new batsman Suresh Raina too started playing freely. Rahane was closing in on his ton but eventually fell for 91 off 83 to give David Willey his first wicket of the match. Raina was dismissed for 45 off 34 and Deepak Hooda gave him good support as India A completed an easy win. India A eventually won the match with over 10 overs to spare.

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England XI had beaten India in the first warm-up match on Tuesday in MS Dhoni s final match as captain of an Indian team.

Earlier, England posted a competitive total of 282 after winning the toss and electing to bat first. The openers Jason Roy and Alex Hales once again got England off to a brisk start. They added 42 in just 5 overs, before Roy was hit wicket for 25. Hales and Jonny Bairstow, making it to the playing XI after missing out in the first warm-up match, played well. The duo added 72 at run-a-ball for the second wicket. After Hales was dismissed for 51, England went through a collapse. Skipper Eoin Morgan was dismissed for a first-ball duck.

Soon England saw themselves reduced to 198 for 8 after 36 overs. With 14 more overs to play out, England had an uphill task. It got worse when Liam Plunkett was dismissed for 8. Willey and Rashid then added 71 for the final wicket to ensure that England had a formidable total to bowl at.

After playing well in the previous Sam Billings along Liam Dawson sat on the benches for England. Jake Ball however got a chance to bowl 6 overs, despite not batting. Bairstow, Ben Stokes and Liam Plunkett got a chance to play this match, after they sat out the first warm-up match.

The first One-Day International (ODI) between India and England will begin from January 15 at Pune.

Brief scores:

England XI 282 in 48.5 overs (Jason Roy 25, Alex Hales 51, Jonny Bairstow 64, Ben Stokes 38, Adil Rashid 39, David Willey 38*; Parvez Rasool 3 for 38) lost to India A 283 for 4 in 39.4 overs (Ajinkya Rahane 91, Sheldon Jackson 59, Rishabh Pant 59; David Willey 1 for 32, Moeen Ali 1 for 46) by 6 wickets.