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  • 5:17 PM IST

    Live: India A 283/4, 39.4 Overs, BATTING: Deepak Hooda 23, Ishan Kishan 5: And Hooda clearly stole the show and ended the game in style. He smashed 2 fours and India A ended the game within 39.4 overs. Raina and Rahane were the driving force for the team’s success. England bowlers got wicket with Willey, Ball, Rashid and Moeen got wicket apiece. India A win by 6 wickets.

  • 5:02 PM IST

    Live: India A 276/4, 37.4 Overs, BATTING: Deepak Hooda 21, Ishan Kishan 0: And just when Raina was also getting to his milestone, Jake Ball strikes with the ball. He gets his first. Now enters Ishan Kishan. Will it be Hooda or Kishan to end the game? Clearly the vote will go for Hooda.

  • 4:55 PM IST

    Live: India A 268/3, 36.3 Overs, BATTING: Suresh Raina 45, Deepak Hooda 13: Can Raina get his fifty and end the game in style? 15 runs to win and India A have done a tremendous job with their batting and that was very quick. I rather felt I am watching a T20I game and not an ODI, Wish all ODIs were the same. Meanwhile, England bowlers look like they have given up already.

  • 4:49 PM IST

  • 4:49 PM IST

    Meanwhile in Pune, India are busy playing ‘chidiya udh’ :D

  • 4:44 PM IST

    Live: India A 250/3, 34 Overs, BATTING: Suresh Raina 34, Deepak Hooda 6: Raina looking to finish things off in style. H eis racing towards his fifty as well. We under Rahane eager to finish thigs off because he wants to join his team but Raina can go slow, I guess :P Hooda is just playing a supporting role for Raina here. Can Riana play his vintage six here?

  • 4:36 PM IST

    Live: India A 233/3, 32 Overs, BATTING: Suresh Raina 23, Deepak Hooda 0: Just when he was approaching to get his 8th List-A century and he gets dismissed for 91. Willey gets his first for the match. India A are however in safe position with just 50 runs to win and Raina is playing on 23. Deepak Hooda is the new man on the crease.

  • 4:23 PM IST

    Live: India A 210/2, 30 Overs, BATTING: Ajinkya Rahane 86, Suresh Raina 5: Rahane is sure that he wants to get his century and look who we have on crease. Raina enters with the blue jersey after ages. This will be a pair who can turn around the game for India A. England are on the hindsight struggling again to get the wickets.

  • 4:14 PM IST

    Live: India A 198/2, 28 Overs, BATTING: Ajinkya Rahane 75, Suresh Raina 1: And Pant came, he conquered and he was dismissed. The spinners are ruling the day as Rashid gets a wicket this time. Pant smashed as much as 2 sixes and 8 fours. India A are almost through the match and need just 85 to win

  • 3:57 PM IST

    Live: India A 159/1, 24 Overs, BATTING: Ajinkya Rahane 75, Rishabh Pant 25: And here is a wicket for England after a long wait. Not Rahane but Jackson has to go back. Rahane is going strong at 75 while Pant has started with his blistering knocks already. Moeen Ali got the wicket. The stadium is cheering for Buttler around, surprisingly! India A are already half way through the game.

65 Hello and welcome to CricketCountry’s coverage of the second warm-up match between India A and England at the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai. Ajinkya Rahane will take over the captaincy from MS Dhoni for this match. Dhoni’s India A lost the first warm-up match by 3 wickets despite putting up 304 on the board. Dhoni scored an unbeaten 40-ball 68, while Yuvraj Singh too struck a valuable 56. However, it was Shikhar Dhawan with 63, who had initially provided a good start for his side. Ambati Rayudu top-scored with 100 not out. Rahane has a few talented players in his side, all of whom have not featured in the first game. Among the players in the squad for this warm-up match, he is the only one selected for the One-Day International (ODI) series against England.

India A however have the likes of Suresh Raina and Rishabh Pant, who have been picked for the T20 International (T20I) series against England. This will also be a good opportunity to test out England’s bench strength. England had decided to rest Ben Stokes, Liam Plunkett and Jonny Bairstow for the first warm-up match. They are more or less assured to get a spot in the playing XI for this match. Joe Root will join the squad ahead of the first ODI and is expected to join the team tomorrow. He extended his vacation in order to welcome his first born.

India A vs England, 2nd one-day warm-up match: Preview

Rahane himself has not been in the best of forms with the bat. He did not have a particularly good Test series against England and scored just one fifty in the ODI series against New Zealand. India A too have quite a few quality bowlers. Their spinners include Shahbaz Nadeem and Parvez Rasool – both consistent performers in the domestic circuit. They have the experience of Pradeep Sangwan, Vinay Kumar and Ashok Dinda in their fast bowling department. The likes of Vijay Shankar or even Raina can be a useful part-time option for the skipper.

England had an excellent 2016. They have pulled things together since their group stage exit at the ICC World Cup 2015, which included an embarrassing loss at the hands of Bangladesh. Eoin Morgan has led the team well and will want to head into the ODI series with the right momentum. The ODI series begins on January 15 at Pune.


India A: Ajinkya Rahane (c), Rishabh Pant (wk), Suresh Raina, Deepak Hooda, Ishan Kishan (wk), Sheldon Jackson (wk), Vijay Shankar, Shahbaz Nadeem, Parvez Rasool, Vinay Kumar, Pradeep Sangwan, Ashoke Dinda.

England: Eoin Morgan (c), Jos Buttler (wk), Moeen Ali, Jonny Bairstow (wk), Jake Ball, Sam Billings, Liam Dawson, Alex Hales, Liam Plunkett, Adil Rashid, Joe Root, Jason Roy, Ben Stokes, David Willey, Chris Woakes.

Editorial team of CricketCountry.