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India A vs England 2017, Second warm-up match: Live score updates and commentary

Welcome to the Live coverage of the second warm-up match between India A and England.

After losing the first warm-up tie by three wickets, a completely different India A line-up thrashed England by 6 wickets. Chasing 283 to win, Ajinkya Rahane’s men finished off the match with 62 balls left in the kitty. Rahane, Sheldon Jackson and Rishabh Pant starred for India A by scoring a half-century each.

This is a brilliant chase by the India A batsmen. It all began with an 119-run partnership between openers, Rahane and Jackson before Sheldon was dismissed by Moeen Ali for 59. It was when Rishabh Pant walked in and the left-hander started slowly before he hit Jake Ball for three fours and a six in one over to reach his fifty. He could have scored more but was caught in the deep by Alex Hales for 59 off just 36 balls. 

Skipper Ajinkya Rahane sent out a message to the selectors ahead of the ODI series by scoring an 83-ball 91. Notable contributions from Suresh Raina and Deepak Hooda made sure that India A cruised home with more than 10 overs to spare. 

In a couple of day’s, England will take on India in the first ODI at Pune with Virat Kohli leading the Men in Blue for the first time after taking over the captaincy from MS Dhoni. Don't forget to follow Sportskeeda’s Live coverage of the ODI on Sunday.Till then, this is Vignesh Ananthasubramanian signing off from Bangalore. 

End of the innings: India 283/4 (Deepak Hooda 23*, Ishan Kishan 5*) 

That’s it. Ishan Kishan hits the winning runs as India A beat England by 6 wickets. 

End of over no. 39: India 278/4 (Deepak Hooda 22*, Ishan Kishan 1*) 

Tight over from Jake Ball as just one run was conceded. But it’s too late for England as India A need just 6 runs to win. 

End of over no. 38: India 276/4 (Deepak Hooda 21*, Ishan Kishan 0*) 

8 runs in the 38th over made sure that India A are now just two shots away from victory.

Suresh Raina c Alex Hales b Jake Ball 45 (34) with 7 fours. Ishan Kishan is the new batsman in.

End of over no. 37: India 268/4 (Deepak Hooda 13*, Ishan Kishan 0*) 

Ball strikes. After scoring a boundary earlier in the over. Suresh Raina falls with just 5 runs short of his fifty.

End of over no. 36: India 262/3 (Deepak Hooda 13*, Suresh Raina 39*) 

Seems like England have given up as the India A batsmen are just milking the bowlers for runs. Yet another over in which 7 runs were scored.

End of over no. 35: India 255/3 (Deepak Hooda 10*, Suresh Raina 37*) 

250 up for India A in the 35th over as they close in on a big win. Deepak Hooda scored a boundary and maintained the scoring rate. England need a miracle to win from here.

End of over no. 34: India 247/3 (Deepak Hooda 4*, Suresh Raina 33*) 

After a good over from Willey, India A batsmen bounce back by scoring 10 runs in the next over bowled by Chris Woakes. Raina races to 33 off 24 balls with the boundary he scored in the over.

Ajinkya Rahane b David Willey 91 (83) with 10 fours and 1 six. Deepak Hooda is the new man in.

End of over no. 33: India 237/3 (Deepak Hooda 3*, Suresh Raina 24*) 

David Willey comes into the attack and immediately sends back Rahane for 91. Deepak Hooda and Raina managed to score 4 runs. A much-needed over for England. 

End of over no. 32: India 233/2 (Ajinkya Rahane 91*, Suresh Raina 23*) 

India reduced the deficit to 50 runs as they scored 10 runs in the 32nd over. Importantly, Rahane has moved into the 90s and is batting on 91 while Raina scored 23.

End of over no. 31: India 223/2 (Ajinkya Rahane 86*, Suresh Raina 18*) 

Suresh Raina joins the party as he smashed three boundaries in the 31st over bowled by Moeen Ali. India need 60 runs to win in 19 overs.

End of over no. 30: India 209/2 (Ajinkya Rahane 85*, Suresh Raina 5*) 

Ajinkya Rahane has moved into the 80s with a boundary off Adil Rashid. India A are playing it safe and still, they managed to score 8 runs in the 30th over.

End of over no. 29: India 201/2 (Ajinkya Rahane 79*, Suresh Raina 3*) 

200 up forIndia in the 29th over. A good comeback over by Moeen Ali as just three runs were conceded in the 29th over.

Rishabh Pant c Alex Hales b Adil Rashid 59 (36) with 8 fours and 2 sixes. Suresh Raina is the new man in.

End of over no. 28: India 198/2 (Ajinkya Rahane 78*, Suresh Raina 1*) 

Right after scoring his fifty, Pant was caught in the deep by Alex Hales off Adil Rashid for 59 off 36 balls. Still, India A managed to score 8 runs in the over.

Rishabh Pant 53* (33) with 8 fours and 1 six.

End of over no. 27: India 190/1 (Ajinkya Rahane 77*, Rishabh Pant 53*) 

Rishabh Pant is showing what he is capable of as he reached his fifty off just 33 balls with 8 fours and one six.

End of over no. 24: India 159/1 (Ajinkya Rahane 75*, Rishabh Pant 25*) 

Runs keep coming in for India A with ease as they scored 9 runs in the 24th over bowled by Adil Rashid. England desperately need a wicket now.

End of over no. 23: India 150/1 (Ajinkya Rahane 72*, Rishabh Pant 19*) 

150 up for India A in the 23rd over. Rahane looks in sublime form as he is taking the attack to the opposition. This partnership is taking the game away from the visitors.

End of over no. 22: India 144/1 (Ajinkya Rahane 67*, Rishabh Pant 18*) 

Rishabh Pant has got into his groove by scoring 3 boundaries in 2 overs and has raced to 18 runs in just 15 balls. England have to break this partnership early to stay in the game. 

Sheldon Jackson c Jonny Bairstow b Moeen Ali 59 (56) with seven fours. Rishabh Pant is the new batsman.

End of over no. 19: India 119/1 (Ajinkya Rahane 60*, Rishabh Pant 0*) 

Moeen Ali strikes. Jackson was caught by Jonny Bairstow after scoring a splendid 59. The much-anticipated phase of the game is here. Rishabh Pant comes out to bat.

End of over no. 18: India 115/0 (Ajinkya Rahane 59*, Sheldon Jackson 56*) 

Things are going smoothly for India A as Rahane manages to score 6 runs off Liam Plunkett's first over.

Liam Plunkett into the attack.

End of over no. 17: India 109/0 (Ajinkya Rahane 53*, Sheldon Jackson 56*) 

Runs keep flowing as six runs were scored in the 17th over bowled by Moeen Ali.

Sheldon Jackson 51 off 47 balls with 7 fours.

End of over no. 16: India 103/0 (Ajinkya Rahane 51*, Sheldon Jackson 52*) 

Fifty for Sheldon Jackson. The Saurashtra wicketkeeper-batsman has followed his skipper and reached his fifty off just 47 balls. 100 up for India A too. A fantastic batting display by the duo.

Ajinkya Rahane 50 off 45 balls with 5 fours and 1 six.

End of over no. 15: India 97/0 (Ajinkya Rahane 50*, Sheldon Jackson 47*) 

Fifty for the skipper. Ajinkya Rahane reaches his half-century off just 45 balls and makes a case for himself ahead of the first ODI.

Moeen Ali comes into the attack.

End of over no. 14: India 91/0 (Ajinkya Rahane 48*, Sheldon Jackson 43*) 

These batsmen find themselves at ease against Rashid as they manage to score 6 runs in the leggie’s second over.

End of over no. 13: India 85/0 (Ajinkya Rahane 45*, Sheldon Jackson 40*) 

Yet another tight over from Ben Stokes as just 4 runs were conceded in it. Both the batsmen are in the 40s now. Who will reach the fifty first?

End of over no. 12: India 81/0 (Ajinkya Rahane 43*, Sheldon Jackson 38*)

The batsmen just keep the scorecard ticking as they scored 6 runs in Rashid’s first over.

Adil Rashid into the attack.

End of over no. 11: India 75/0 (Ajinkya Rahane 40*, Sheldon Jackson 35*)

A good comeback over from Ben Stokes as he conceded just three runs off it. 

End of over no. 10: India 72/0 (Ajinkya Rahane 39*, Sheldon Jackson 33*)

After the first 10 overs, India A have scored 72 runs without the loss of a wicket. Jackson scored his sixth boundary in this innings and is looking good for more.

End of over no. 9: India 67/0 (Ajinkya Rahane 38*, Sheldon Jackson 29*)

Ben Stokes was welcomed into the attack by a couple of boundaries by Sheldon Jackson, who is matching Rahane for every shot he plays. 

Ben Stokes into the attack.

End of over no. 8: India 57/0 (Ajinkya Rahane 37*, Sheldon Jackson 20*)

50 up for India in the eighth over. Rahane is looking dangerous as he smashed Jake Ball for a six and moved to 37 off 27 balls. Ten runs were scored in Ball’s first over.

Jake Ball into the attack.

End of over no. 7: India 47/0 (Ajinkya Rahane 28*, Sheldon Jackson 19*)

This time, it’s Sheldon, who took charge and scored the sole boundary in the seventh over. India A are on a roll here. 

End of over no. 6: India 41/0 (Ajinkya Rahane 27*, Sheldon Jackson 14*)

Yet another good over for India A as seven runs were scored in it. Rahane hits one more boundary and has raced to 27 off just 22 balls. He needs to score big to get a place in the ODI XI. 

End of over no. 5: India 34/0 (Ajinkya Rahane 23*, Sheldon Jackson 11*)

14 runs were scored in the fifth over bowled by Chris Woakes as Rahane scored a couple of boundaries while Jackson accounted for one. Fantastic start by the India A openers. 

End of over no. 4: India 20/0 (Ajinkya Rahane 11*, Sheldon Jackson 7*)

Ajinkya Rahane gets into the groove as he collects 2 boundaries off the David Willey’s second over in which 11 runs were scored.

End of over no. 3: India 9/0 (Ajinkya Rahane 2*, Sheldon Jackson 7*)

The first boundary in India A innings came off the bat of Sheldon Jackson as 7 runs were scored in Woakes second over. India will look for a great start to stay in the match.

End of over no. 2: India 2/0 (Ajinkya Rahane 0*, Sheldon Jackson 2*)

David Willey bowls a brilliant first over in which just 2 runs were scored.

David Willey to bowl from the other end.

End of over no. 1: India 0/0 (Ajinkya Rahane 0*, Sheldon Jackson 0*)

Just like the previous match, Chris Woakes was right on target in his first over and starts the India A innings with a maiden over.

Surprise surprise!!! It’s not Rishabh Pant, who is opening the batting. Instead, Ajinkya Rahane walks out to bat with Sheldon Jackson. Chris Woakes to start the proceedings for England.

We are back. Indian openers walk out to bat as they are chasing 283 in 50 overs. 

England have set India A a target of 283 in 50 overs. The visitors have themselves to blame as they were cruising at 116-1 after 18 overs with Alex Hales and Jonny Bairstow going strong. It was when there was a small batting collapse, thanks to Shahbaz Nadeem’s twin strikes before Bairstow and Stokes pulled things back. The Poms reached their 150 in the 25th over and were threatening to score over 320 in 50 overs. 

But, Parvez Rasool and Ashok Dinda had other ideas as they scalped 3 wickets in a space of 8 balls conceding just 2 runs and reduced them for 165/6 after 29 overs. With some useful contributions from the tail, England managed to put on 283 runs on the board. Their last wicket pair of Adil Rashid and David Willey put on 71 runs and staged a brilliant recovery. Rasool finished with figures of 3-38 while Nadeem, Dinda and Pradeep Sangwan bagged two wickets each. For England, Alex Hales and Jonny Bairstow scored 51 and 64 respectively. Rishabh Pant was brilliant behind the stumps as he pouched 4 catches.

It will be interesting to see who opens with Rishabh Pant as skipper Ajinkya Rahane was off the field for some time due to unknown reasons. Will it be Ishan Kishan? or Will Rahane open the batting? We will find it out in around 35 minutes.

Adil Rashid c Rishabh Pant b Pradeep Sangwan 39 (42) with 4 fours.

End of the innings: England 282 in 48.5 overs (Adil Rashid 39, David Willey 38*)

That’s it. Sangwan strikes again and with that, England are dismissed for 282. Adil Rashid was caught behind after the ball kissed the inside edge of his bat.

End of over no. 48: England 275/9 (Adil Rashid 35*, David Willey 35*)

Yet another good over for England as 10 runs were scored off it. These two are nearing their respective fifties and are taking the game away from India A.

As the innings is nearing the end, we have a breaking news coming in. Indian cricketers will take on England in their brand new ODI jerseys. The jersey looks great and is liked by most of the fans. This is how it looks.

End of over no. 48: England 275/9 (Adil Rashid 35*, David Willey 35*)

Yet another good over for England as 10 runs were scored off it. These two are nearing their respective fifties and are taking the game away from India A.

End of over no. 47: England 265/9 (Adil Rashid 26*, David Willey 34*)

25 runs have come in the last 3 overs. David Willey is taking the attack to the opposition as he moved to 34 runs off just 26 balls. 50 partnership between Rashid and Willey comes up and England have managed to score 265 with 3 overs to spare. 

End of over no. 44: England 240/9 (Adil Rashid 16*, David Willey 19*)

Deepak Hooda comes on to bowl and conceded 6 runs in his first over. India A need to dismiss the Poms as soon as possible.

End of over no. 43: England 234/9 (Adil Rashid 14*, David Willey 15*)

The last wicket pair of Rashid and Willey is frustrating the India A bowlers as they have already put on 23 runs off 24 balls. India will look to finish off the innings soon as both these batsmen are capable of scoring runs without much fuss.

One more wicket goes down as Liam Plunkett is caught behind by Pant off Sid Kaul for 8. David Willey is the new batsman. England are in a spot of bother at 211/9 with over 10 overs to go.

Parvez Rasool finishes his spell with figures of 3-38. England are reeling at 209/8 after 38 overs.

Shahbaz Nadeem comes into the attack to bowl the 37th over and keeps up the good work done by Rasool.

Ben Stokes c Ishan Kishan b Parvez Rasool 38(56). Liam Plunkett is the new batsman is the new batsman.

End of over no. 36: England 198/8 (Adil Rashid 5*, Liam Plunkett 0*)

Rasool gets his third. This time, it’s the big wicket of Ben Stokes as he comes down the wicket and lofts it straight into the hands of Ishan Kishan at long-off.

Chris Woakes b Parvez Rasool 16. Adil Rashid is the new batsman.

Rasool strikes again. His second wicket as he castled Chris Woakes for 16. 

End of over no. 33: England 178/6 (Chris Woakes 11*, Ben Stokes 25*)

Vinay Kumar, who made his “Test debut” at the WACA, Perth, comes back into the attack.

End of over no. 32: England 178/6 (Chris Woakes 11*, Ben Stokes 25*) 

Parvez Rasool pulled things back as he continued his good work by conceding just one run in the 32nd over. Ben Stokes’ wicket is crucial for both the teams.

End of over no. 31: England 177/6 (Chris Woakes 11*, Ben Stokes 24*) 

A much-needed over for England as they scored 12 runs in Dinda’s sixth over. Woakes was severe on the pacer as he plundered two boundaries in the over.

End of over no. 30: England 165/6 (Chris Woakes 0*, Ben Stokes 23*) 

Rasool maintains the pressure created in the last three overs and bowl a maiden. England batsmen are struggling to get going. India A firmly in control.

Moeen Ali c Rishabh Pant b Ashok Dinda 1 (4). Chris Woakes is the new batsman.

End of over no. 29: England 165/6 (Chris Woakes 0*, Ben Stokes 23*) 

“Veteran” Ashok Dinda strikes again. Three wickets in three overs for India A. Yet again, Dinda and Pant combine to dismiss an England batsman. England in trouble with as they collapsed to 165/6 from 163/3 in just 8 balls. Maiden wicket for the Bengal pacer. The crowd is behind the bowler as they keep shouting Dindaaa! Dindaaa!

Jos Buttler c and b Parvez Rassol 0 (1). Moeen Ali is the new batsman.

End of over no. 28: England 165/5 (Moeen Ali 1*, Ben Stokes 23*) 

Rasool strikes. Two wickets in three balls. This is just what Rahane would have wanted. After skipper Eoin Morgan, his deputy, Jos Buttler was dismissed for a golden duck after he was caught by the bowler himself. A good over for India A in which just 2 runs were scored.

Jonny Bairstow c Rishabh Pant b Ashok Dinda 64 (65) with just 10 boundaries. Jos Buttler is the new batsman.

End of over no. 27: England 163/4 (Jonny Bairstow 64, Ben Stokes 22*) 

“Veteran” Ashok Dinda strikes. After conceding a boundary earlier in the over, Dinda struck back as he dismissed Jonny Bairstow caught behind by Rishabh Pant for 64. Much-needed breakthrough for India.

Ashok Dinda is back into the attack after bowling just three overs.

End of over no. 26: England 159/3 (Jonny Bairstow 60*, Ben Stokes 22*) 

England are threatening to take the game away from India A as they score 8 runs in the 26th over bowled by Rasool. Runs have started to flow easily and Rahane will want his bowlers to give his team a breakthrough.

End of over no. 25: England 151/3 (Jonny Bairstow 57*, Ben Stokes 17*) 

As we speak about Ben Stokes, he started attacking India A’s best bowler so far, Shahbaz Nadeem as the left-hander scored 7 runs off Nadeem’s 8 overs. India A need to take a wicket to pull things back before these two and Jos Buttler bat them out of the match. 150 up for the Poms in the 25th over.

End of over no. 24: England 144/3 (Jonny Bairstow 57*, Ben Stokes 10*) 

Bairstow decides to take on the bowlers after scoring his fifty as he started off Rasool's third over with a boundary. Rasool came back well and conceded just 2 runs off his next five balls. It’s just a matter of time before Ben Stokes takes charge and takes the attack to the India A bowlers.

Jonny Bairstow 51* (50) with 8 fours and 0 sixes

End of over no. 23: England 138/3 (Jonny Bairstow 52*, Ben Stokes 9*) 

Fifty for Jonny Bairstow off 50 balls. Nadeem concedes the first boundary in his spell and that has allowed the wicketkeeper-batsman to reach the milestone. Five runs were scored off Nadeem’s seventh over.

End of over no. 22: England 133/3 (Jonny Bairstow 47*, Ben Stokes 9*) 

Six runs were scored off Rasool’s second over as Bairstow nears his half-century.

End of over no. 21: England 127/3 (Jonny Bairstow 44*, Ben Stokes 6*) 

Nadeem is on a roll at the CCI. Yet another good over from Nadeem with just 4 were scored off it. England batsmen are finding it difficult to get going against the Jharkhand bowler, who has conceded just 21 in his first six overs and scalped two wickets. 

End of over no. 20: England 123/3 (Jonny Bairstow 42*, Ben Stokes 3*) 

Good comeback by the India A overs as they restricted England for just 123/3 after 20 overs after conceding the first 100 runs in 13.1 overs. 4 runs came from Rasool’s first over and he looks to get into his groove as early as possible. 

Spin from both ends as right-arm off-spinner Parvez Rasool into the attack.

Eoin Morgan c and b Shahbaz Nadeem 0 (1). Ben Stokes is the new batsman.

End of over no. 19: England 119/3 (Jonny Bairstow 41*, Ben Stokes 1*) 

Nadeem strikes again. Two wickets in two balls for the left-arm spinner as he had England skipper Eoin Morgan caught and bowled for a golden duck. A brilliant over by Nadeem as just three runs were conceded with a fall of a big wicket. 

End of over no. 18: England 116/2 (Jonny Bairstow 39*, Eoin Morgan 0*) 

Finally, Vinay Kumar is bringing his experience into play as he followed up Nadeem’s wicket-taking over by bowling a maiden and kept the pressure on English batsmen. 

Alex Hales c Ajinkya Rahane b Shahbaz Nadeem 51 (53) with 8 boundaries. Eoin Morgan is the new batsman.

End of over no. 17: England 116/2 (Jonny Bairstow 39*, Alex Hales 51) 

Nadeem strikes. Hales falls right after scoring a fifty. Big wicket for India A as Hales is caught by skipper Rahane at mid-wicket for 51. Nadeem continues to impress as he is keeping things tight and making like difficult for the visitors.

Alex Hales 50* (49) with 8 fours and 0 sixes

End of over no. 16: England 112/1 (Jonny Bairstow 36*, Alex Hales 50*) 

I just can’t believe my eyes as Vinay Kumar just conceded 2 runs in his over. Meanwhile, Hales reached his fifty off 49 balls. He will look to make it big this time after missing out in the first match.

End of over no. 15: England 110/1 (Jonny Bairstow 35*, Alex Hales 49*) 

Nadeem continues his good run as he kept things tight and conceded just three runs off his third over. Should Rahane bring in the off-spinner Parvez Rasool with two right handers batting in tandem?

End of over no. 14: England 107/1 (Jonny Bairstow 33*, Alex Hales 48*) 

100 up for England in the 14th over. Vinay Kumar releases the pressure created by Nadeem as he conceded 10 runs in his second over that had two boundaries coming off the bat of Hales, who is just 2 runs short of his fifty.

End of over no. 13: England 97/1 (Jonny Bairstow 33*, Alex Hales 38*) 

Yet another brilliant over from Nadeem as just 4 runs were conceded off it. The batsmen are not finding it easy against the slow left-arm spinner. 

End of over no. 12: England 93/1 (Jonny Bairstow 31*, Alex Hales 36*) 

Jonny Bairstow welcomes Vinay Kumar into the attack by scoring a couple of boundaries in his first over and moves to 30 off just 21 balls with seven boundaries. India A will want their experienced bowler Vinay Kumar to provide a breakthrough to pull things back.

Right-arm pacer Vinay Kumar into the attack.

End of over no. 11: England 84/1 (Jonny Bairstow 22*, Alex Hales 36*)

First signs of spin. Shahbaz Nadeem was right on target in his first over as he gave nothing away for the batsmen and conceded just three runs in his first over.

The leading wicket-taker in this year's Ranji Trophy, Shahbaz Nadeem is into the attack.

End of over no. 10: England 81/1 (Jonny Bairstow 21*, Alex Hales 34*)

Yet another big over for England as 8 runs were scored in the tenth over bowled Ashok Dinda. Alex Hales scored his sixth boundary and has raced to 34 off 30 balls. England are off to a great start as they scored 81 runs in the first 10 overs. Jason Roy was the only batsman to be dismissed. Things are not looking good for Rahane’s men and they need a wicket badly.

End of over no. 9: England 73/1 (Jonny Bairstow 20*, Alex Hales 27*)

After conceding just one boundary in his previous over, Sangwan is back as he conceded two boundaries in his fifth. This time, he fell victim to Bairstow, who looks dangerous as he has raced off to 20 runs off just 14 deliveries. Sangwan’s numbers look nasty with figures of 1-44 in his first 5 overs.

End of over no. 8: England 64/1 (Jonny Bairstow 12*, Alex Hales 26*)

The Ashok Dinda we all know is back as he was plundered for three boundaries by Jonny Bairstow in his second over. Bairstow continues from where he left off in the Test series. 13 runs off the eight over. Bad signs for India A.

End of over no. 7: England 51/1 (Jonny Bairstow 0*, Alex Hales 26*)

Sangwan continues and gives away the mandatory boundary that has to be scored in his over. This time, the batsman was Hales and the right-hander looks good to score big in the second warm-up game. 50 up for England in the seventh over.

End of over no. 6: England 47/1 (Jonny Bairstow 0*, Alex Hales 22*)

Ashok Dinda comes into the attack in place of Kaul and welcomed with a boundary from the bat of Hales. Dinda came back well and managed to keep the new batsman, Bairstow at bay in the latter part of his over. Five runs were conceded in the Bengal pacer’s first over.

End of over no. 5: England 42/1 (Jason Roy 25, Alex Hales 17*)

Yet again, Sangwan was found wanting by the batsmen as he conceded a couple of boundaries in his third over before dismissing the dangerous Jason Roy in a bizarre manner off the last ball of the over. Sangwan’s bouncer hit Roy on the helmet and the side protector of his helmet came loose and fell onto the stumps. A lucky breakthrough for India A and Ajinkya Rahane won’t mind it as the batsman dismissed was Roy.

Jason Roy hit wicket Pradeep Sangwan 25 (17) with 6 boundaries.

End of over no. 4: England 30/0 (Jason Roy 13*, Alex Hales 17*)

After surviving the first over from Sid Kaul, Hales got into the groove as he plundered him for two boundaries in his second over. Roy and Hales look good and this is not a good sign for India A. They need to break the partnership soon.

End of over no. 3: England 20/0 (Jason Roy 13*, Alex Hales 7*)

Yet another expensive over from Sangwan as he conceded 11 runs in it. Both Hales and Roy scored a boundary each and gave their side a flying start. Sangwan has to find the right length against the English batsmen.

End of over no. 2: England 9/0 (Jason Roy 8*, Alex Hales 1*)

Alex Hales looked a bit off-colour as he struggled against the right arm pacer before he took a single off the last ball of the over.

Sidharth Kaul to bowl from the other end

End of over no. 1: England 8/0 (Jason Roy 8*, Alex Hales 0*)

Just like the first game, Jason Roy was on target right from the word go as he hit two boundaries in the first over. This guy’s wicket will be crucial for India as he can take the game away from India in a matter of few overs.

Alex Hales and Jason Roy open the batting for England. Pradeep Sangwan has the ball in his hand. Here we go..

Seems like Ajinkya Rahane is yet to recover completely from the finger injury he sustained during a net session ahead of the Mumbai Test. His right index finger is still heavily taped and the Mumbaikar tossed the coin in the air with his left hand. 

England have left out their heroes from the last match, Liam Dawson and Sam Billings and have included Jonny Bairstow and Liam Plunkett in their 12-member line-up.

The India A team sheet

The exciting Rishabh Pant is including in the Indian XI alongside his under-19 skipper Ishan Kishan, Deepak Hooda and Vijay Shankar. This is a good chance for these men to catch the eyes of the selectors with a splendid performance. Suresh Raina is also included in the 14-member India A line-up out of which 11 will bat and 11 will field.

India A XI (11 batting and 11 fielding): Rishabh Pant (WK), Ishan Kishan, Deepak Hooda, Ajinkya Rahane (c), Suresh Raina, Sheldon Jackson, Vijay Shankar, Vinay Kumar, Ashok Dinda, Parvez Rasool, Shahbaz Nadeem, Pradeep Sangwan, Siddharth Kaul and Sujit Nayak. 

Toss: England win the toss and opt to bat first.

We are just 30 minutes away from the match and it will be the visitors who will come out to bat after winning the toss.

Welcome to the live coverage of the second warm-up game between India A and England. After losing the first game by 3 wickets, India A will go into the match with a completely different team captained by Ajinkya Rahane. This will be day game played at the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai and unlike the first match, there will be no live telecast on television

With a lot of time left for the match, let’s take a look at what’s at stake in the encounter.

Just like the first match which had MS Dhoni captaining an Indian team for one final time, the second warm-up tie is also gathering a lot of interest among the fans as few young cricketers, who could carry on the legacy of the Indian cricket team in the future, are set to feature in it. The likes of Ishan Kishan, Rishabh Pant, Vijay Shankar, Deepak Hooda etc. are likely to be a part of the India A XI.

Rishabh Pant and Ishan Kishan have been brilliant in the last one year and were rewarded for their performances with a place in the India A side. According to many, it will be either Pant or Kishan who will be the successor of MS Dhoni.

Both are wicketkeepers and attacking batsmen who have the ability to take the game away from the opposition in a matter of few balls. Pant is a bit more destructive with the bat and has been included in the Indian T20I squad to face England and is likely to make his International debut. 

The squad also features Suresh Raina, who was unlucky to be withdrawn from the Indian squad to face New Zealand in the five-match ODI series last year after the left-hander was diagnosed with flu. Though he has been named in the Indian T20I squad to face the Poms, he was overlooked for the ODIs and will look to send out a message to the selectors by scoring big.

Skipper Rahane’s place in the ODI team is still uncertain and a good knock against the Poms in the warm-up tie will give the team management a healthy selection headache ahead of the ODIs.

Vijay Shankar is a promising all-rounder from Tamil Nadu and is considered as one of the best in the country by the selectors. This game will give a chance for these players to prove themselves and make a case for selection in the national team. 

As far as the visitors are concerned, they will look to bring in Ben Stokes and Liam Plunkett in the XI to get some match practice ahead of the ODIs. Joe Root is expected to join the team on the match day and is expected to sit out of the game.

Squads:

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

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

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