[caption id="attachment_727409" align="aligncenter" width="628"]<img class="size-full wp-image-727409" alt="Murali Vijay India A England Lions" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/543774004-594x594.jpg" width="628" height="355" /> Murali Vijay AFP (file photo)[/caption] <p></p> <p></p><a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/murali-vijay" target="_blank">Murali Vijay</a> followed his first-innings 8 with a duck at New Road, Worcester as <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/india-a" target="_blank">India A</a> were left reeling at 11 for 3 after <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/england-lions" target="_blank">England Lions</a> asked them to chase 410 in a little over a day. Vijay lasted 5 balls before being cleaned up by Essex seamer Jamie Porter for a duck. Vijay, along with <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/ajinkya-rahane" target="_blank">Ajinkya Rahane</a>, turned out for India A for the match to gain practice before the Test series. <p></p> <p></p><a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/sam-curran" target="_blank">Sam Curran</a>, who made his Test debut earlier this year against Pakistan at Headingley, got <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/prithvi-shaw" target="_blank">Prithvi Shaw</a> with his second ball at the other end, caught by Dawid Malan. India A were 0 for 2, 8 balls into their innings. Porter also trapped Mayank Agarwal (1) leg-before in the last over, which brought the day's play to an end. At the crease was night-watchman Shahbaz Nadeem, on 10. <p></p> <p></p>India A had resumed the day on 144 for 4, 279 behind. Rahane (49) and Rishabh Pant (58) took the score to 189 for 4 before Pant was bowled by Chris Woakes. Woakes and Curran, along with <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/alastair-cook" target="_blank">Alastair Cook</a> and Malan, are also utilising the match for valuable practice. <p></p> <p></p>Curran then ran through the Indian tail, finishing with 5 for 43. The last 6 wickets fell for 10. Rory Burns decided to bat despite the 224-run lead. While there was no encore for Cook (who had scored a faultless 268-ball 180 in the first innings). Brisk fifties from Malan and wicketkeeper Ollie Pope allowed Burns to declare towards the end of the day. <p></p> <p></p>Rahane, Vijay, and Pant are all part of India's 18-member squad for the England Tests. <p></p> <p></p><strong>Brief Scores:</strong> <p></p> <p></p><strong>England Lions</strong> 423 (Alastair Cook 180, Nick Gubbins 73, Dawid Malan 74; Mohammed Siraj 4 for 79, Shahbaz Nadeem 3 for 46) and 194 for 5 decl. (Dawid Malan 56, Ollie Pope 50*; Mohammed Siraj 3 for 55) lead <strong>India A</strong> 197 (Prithvi Shaw 62, Rishabh Pant 58; Sam Curran 5 for 43) and 11 for 3 (Shahbaz Nadeem 10*; Jamie Porter 2 for 4) by 409 runs.