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

Vignesh Ananthasubramanian

End of over no. 10: England 81/1 (Jonny Bairstow 20*, Alex Hales 27*)

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 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, Parveez 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.