[caption id="attachment_794625" align="alignnone" width="628"]<img class="size-full wp-image-794625" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/Ishan-Kishan-Facebook.png" alt="" width="628" height="351" /> Ishan Kishan s quickfire innings, 57 not out off 48 balls, helped India A beat England Lions by three wickets in the opening one-dayer of the five-match series. @Facebook[/caption] <p></p> <p></p><a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/ajinkya-rahane/">Ajinkya Rahane</a>-led <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/india-a">India A</a> took 1-0 lead in the five-match one-day series after they beat <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/england-lions">England Lions</a> in the first match in Thiruvananthapuram on Wednesday. <p></p> <p></p>After put in to bat first, skipper <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/sam-billings/">Sam Billings</a> unbeaten 108 and wicketekeeper-batsman Alex Davies 54 guided England Lions to 285. While Billings, batting at number four, hit 5 fours and 4 sixes in his 104-ball knock as England Lions scored 285, Davies, who opened the innings, hit 7 fours in his 64-ball stay in the middle. While Ben Duckett (23), Sam Hain (21) and Will Jacks all got the starts, the trio failed to make it count. (<strong>ALSO READ:</strong> <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/india-vsnew-zealand-virat-kohli-to-be-rested-for-last-two-odis-and-t20i-series-against-new-zealand-rohit-sharma-named-captain-794581">Virat Kohli to be rested for last two ODIs and T20I series against New Zealand, Rohit Sharma named captain</a>) <p></p> <p></p>For India A, Axar Patel (2/52), <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/mayank-markande/">Mayank Markande</a> (2/45) and Siddarth Kaul (2/54) scalped two wickets each while <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/shardul-thakur/">Shardul Thakur</a> (1/67) picked a wicket. Deepak Chahar and <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/krunal-pandya/">Krunal Pandya</a>, meanwhile, went wicketless. <p></p> <p></p>India A s chase started off on a bright note as openers Rahane, who went on to score 59 off 87 balls, and Anmolpreet Singh (33 off 45 balls) put up a 66-run stand. Following Anmolpreet s dismissal, Shreyas Iyer (45 off 52 balls) joined Rahane and the duo added 73 runs before Zak Chappell (3/84) dismissed Iyer. (<strong>ALSO READ: <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/india-vs-new-zealand-1st-odi-virat-kohli-surpasses-brian-lara-to-enter-top-10-odi-run-getters-list-794484">Virat Kohli surpasses Brian Lara to enter top-10 ODI run-getters list</a></strong>) <p></p> <p></p>Danny Briggs (2/31) then gave England Lions two breakthroughs in a quick succession as Rahane and Hanuma Vihari (16 off 18 balls) dismissed in the same over. <p></p> <p></p>Just when it looked that India A will lose out on the early advantage, <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/ishan-kishan/">Ishan Kishan</a> (57 not out off 48 balls) and Krunal (29 off 25 balls) stitched a 60-run partnership. (<strong>ALSO READ: <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/you-have-made-my-day-with-the-great-news-sir-garfield-sobers-tells-virat-kohli-after-sweeping-icc-awards-794451">You have made my day with the great news: Sir Garfield Sobers tells Virat Kohli after sweeping ICC awards</a></strong>) <p></p> <p></p>While Krunal was dismissed with India A needing 60 runs to win, Kishan stayed till the end to seal India A s three-wicket win. <p></p> <p></p>The second game of the five-match series will be played on Friday.