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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’ 😀

  • 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 😛 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.

  • 3:49 PM IST

  • 3:42 PM IST

    And my colleague Kaustubh is at the ground watching the second warm-up and our guesses were wrong. People are present in stadium. And we have some lovely images of what is happening in the game

  • 3:25 PM IST

    Live: India A 109/0, 17 Overs, BATTING: Ajinkya Rahane 53, Sheldon Jackson 56: And it is fifty for Rahane and Sheldon. Both got it once after the other. India A have already secured 100 runs on board and will need just another 174 runs to win. England bowlers are facing tough time despite competitive total on board.

  • 3:10 PM IST

    Live: India A 85/0, 13 Overs, BATTING: Ajinkya Rahane 45, Sheldon Jackson 40: Rahane is approaching his fifty soon and so is Sheldon who has caught the race. India are also racing towards their 100-run mark. Adil Rashid has also come into attack. Neither Ball, Stokes or Rashid have been lucky with the wickets yet. Can they change the game for India A?

  • 2:50 PM IST

    Live: India A 57/0, 8 Overs, BATTING: Ajinkya Rahane 37, Sheldon Jackson 20: It is 50 up for India A. Rahane and Jackson also get their fifty partnership. Meanwhile, England are facing tough time breaking this partnership. Rahane has already got a six as well and is racing towards his fifty. There is more exploits yet to come in form of Raina, Pant and Kishan.

  • 2:40 PM IST
    Live: India A 41/0, 6 Overs, BATTING: Ajinkya Rahane 27, Sheldon Jackson 14: India have started off with blistering start and Rahane has alreayd smashed 4 overs. Jackson is picking up with captain. Woakes has been pretty expensive in just 3 overs while Willey seems to be bowling the right length. India A are racing towards their fifty runs.
  • 2:14 PM IST

    Live: England XI 282, 48.5 Overs, BATTING: Adil Rashid 39, David Willey 38: And that ends the innings of England at 282. They were unable to reach the 300-run mark. However, Willey and Rashid gave the required impetus. India will now require 283 to win after a sloppy bowling from pacers. The spinners played a crucial role in grabbing early wickets.

  • 1:44 PM IST
    Live: England XI 282/9, 48 Overs, BATTING: Adil Rashid 39, David Willey 38: And England XI in no time are racing towards 300-run mark. What a way to get there. Willey and Rashid are smashing sixes and fours adding to the woes of India A. Their bowlers have been poor with the ball conceding too many runs already. It is going to be a mountain task for India A.

    News coming in is, Joe Root is back to England camp and will travel to Pune tomorrow.
  • 1:26 PM IST

    Live: England XI 252/9, 46 Overs, BATTING: Adil Rashid 25, David Willey 22: Despite 9 wickets down, England XI have managed to add the required runs and reached the 250 mark. Willey has already notched up 22 runs while Rashid has 24 runs. Can they reach 270 runs on board and set a competitive target for India A?

  • 12:51 PM IST

    Live: England XI 209/8, 38 Overs, BATTING: Adil Rashid 5, Liam Plunkett 7: It is already 200 up for England XI and two morw wickets down. England might aim for 250-run mark. Both Stokes and Woakes have been dismissed. Rasool goes up the ladder with three wickets already after just a wicket. Stokes goes for 38 while Woakes for 16.

  • 12:31 PM IST

    Live: England XI 178/6, 32 Overs, BATTING: Ben Stokes 25, Chris Woakes 11: England XI can breath now as their wickets remain intact and India A bowlers after leaking all the runs. Dinda, Nadeem have two wickets while Rasool and Sangwan have got a wicket each. Stokes is playing carefully while Woakes can also smash the ball and has already got 11 runs on board.

  • 12:13 PM IST

    Live: England XI 165/6, 28 Overs, BATTING: Ben Stokes 23, Chris Woakes 0: The team is slowly moving downwards. This time Dinda gets his second wicket and Moeen Ali goes for 1. Can England go past even 200? Probably they were not expecting the ptich to favour the bowlers at a later stage. It is six down now for England.

  • 12:08 PM IST

    Live: England XI 165/5, 28 Overs, BATTING: Ben Stokes 23, Moeen Ali 1: That moment when you are updating the blog and another wicket falls off. C’mon England wait until one updates something. Buttler gone for golden duck and this Parvez Rasool gets a wicket as well.

  • 12:04 PM IST
    Live: England XI 164/4, 27 Overs, BATTING: Ben Stokes 23, Jos Buttler 0: India A are getting wickets at regular intervals and this time Ashoke Dinda gets his first. Rishabh Pant making no error behind the stumps grabs Bairstow for 64. Another reason to watch this game will be to watch Pant screaming behind the stumps.

    Remember the Under-19 world cup days?
  • 11:52 AM IST
    Live: England XI 151/3, 25 Overs, BATTING: Jonathan Bairstow 57, Ben Stokes 17: And Bairstow gets to his 12th List-A fifty. Bairstow has been exceptional after the fall of wickets. India A once again need to get the wickets on hand to restrict the opponent. Vinay Kumar, Parvez Rasool and Shahbaz Nadeem have been excellent with ball hhave conceded just 4 runs per over. It is 150 up for ENG XI

    Are there people on my blog btw? I hope people are watching this match at the stadium as well 😀
  • 11:34 AM IST

    Live: England XI 119/3, 19 Overs, BATTING: Jonathan Bairstow 41, Ben Stokes 2: And that moment when you look at the scorecard and it reflects two wickets down :O Shahbaz Nadeem bounces back. Hales and captain Morgan have been dismissed in quick succession. India A look pretty much in sync now. The flow of runs seem to have stopped considerably. Bairstow is getting to his fifty, still?

  • 11:12 AM IST
    Live: England XI 112/1, 16 Overs, BATTING: Alex Hales 50, Jonathan Bairstow 36: Hales gets his 23rd List-A fifty and that included 8 fours. Meanwhile, Bairstow is in the league as well and is just 14 runs short of getting to his fifty. Bairstow and Hales have already got a partnership here. India A desperately need another wicket here.

    Sometimes the matches can take away the shine when there is no Dhoni or maybe Kohli. Oh, wait I am again moving towards the Dhoni side. I should just zip it up.

    P.S everything seems to be moving pretty fast here
  • 11:03 AM IST

    Live: England XI 105/1, 13 Overs, BATTING: Alex Hales 46, Jonathan Bairstow 33: And it is going to be 100 up for England. Just 12 overs done so far. Bairstow has already got 30 runs off just 25 deliveries while India A have called up spinners early on to bring some variation. Shahbaz Nadeem has bowled perfectly to the English batsmen while Dinda and Sangwan have been expensive. And it is 100 up for England XI.

  • 10:51 AM IST

    Live: England XI 81/1, 10 Overs, BATTING: Alex Hales 34, Jonathan Bairstow 21: Bairstow has picked the pace as well with 5 boundaries already. England are raring at the pace they are moving while Sangwan will be disappointed with the runs leaked out. Dinda has also been expensive so far with 26 runs given away from 3 overs. The joy ride continues for England.

  • 10:40 AM IST

    Live: England XI 64/1, 8 Overs, BATTING: Alex Hales 26, Jonathan Bairstow 12: And Bairstow enters at No. 3. Again you need to watch the game just to see how Bairstow plays today. It will be a relief for India that it is not him who will keep the wickets today. And he will be disappointed that there is no DRS today. So no more unnecessary appeals. Btw, I hope there are people reading this blog. England go past 50-run mark.

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.