[caption id="attachment_571870" align="aligncenter" width="628"]<img class="size-full wp-image-571870 " alt="H Getty Images (Representational photo)" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/A-general-view-of-an-England-cricket-helmet-and-glove-taken-during-a-net-session-at-th2.jpg" width="628" height="355" /> Himanshu Rana scored an impressive ton Getty Images (Representational photo)[/caption] <p></p> <p></p><b>Mumbai:</b> Opener Himanshu Rana's impressive century (101) went in-vain as England U-19 defeated India U-19 in the opening game of the five-match series, here today. Chasing a total of 256 set by the visitors riding on a Delray Rawlins hundred, India lost teen sensation <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/Prithvi-Shaw" target="_blank">Prithvi Shaw</a> (9) early but Haryana lad Rana hit 12 boundaries and a six in his 87-ball knock as India were all out for 233 in 42.5 overs. Right-handed Shubhman Gill made 29 off 27 balls. <p></p> <p></p>India colts had a middle order collapse with Salman Khan (8), Mayank Rawat (0), stumper Het Patel (20) going back to the pavilion early. KL Nagarkoti brought the hosts back into contention with 37-run innings, but it was too late as England was rewarded for bowling in right areas as they bundled out the India colts with more than seven overs to spare. <p></p> <p></p>Skipper Matthew Fisher was the most successful bowler for England colts as he snatched 4 wickets conceding 41 runs. Henry Brookes, Rawlins and Holden grabbed two wickets each. Earlier, put into bat at the Wankhede stadium, England were tottering at 13 for 3 in the seventh over with opener Max Holden (3), one down George Barlett (3) and Euan Woods (2) falling cheaply. <p></p> <p></p>However, opener Harry Brook stuck a half century (51 off 75 balls) with four boundaries to help his side come out of trouble. But it was an unbeaten century by No 6 Rawlins, who ensured that the visiting team past the 250-run mark on a pitch, which had some assistance for the bowlers. <p></p> <p></p>Rawlins, took on the Indian bowlers and played round the park, in his quick fire knock of 107 off 88 balls as he stuck 8 boundaries and five towering sixes. After the match centurion, Rawlins told reporters,"Originally, I am from Bermuda, I had a dream to play for England when I was young, so I came over and I am thankful to England for backing me and selecting me on this tour," he added. <p></p> <p></p>"At the age of 14, I was quite young (when I came to England). Not bad standard (of cricket in Bermuda) but I wanted to push myself, see how far I can go," said Rawlins. "We were long time preparing for this tour. Tour to Dubai and quite a few camps. To start like was brilliant and the mood in the dressing room is outstanding," said the left-handed batsman.