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India A Script A Stupendous Win Against ECB XI

India A Script A Stupendous Win Against ECB XI

Shreyas Iyer is currently leading the India A team which is presently doing a full-fledged tour in England.

Cricket news: Iyer, Shaw, Kishan and Chahar were the pick of the Indian players

They have played the first match at Leeds against England Cricket Board (ECB) XI and came out on top with a comprehensive win by a margin of 125 runs.

Having batted first, Iyer’s men racked a mammoth total of 328 runs for 8 wickets. In reply the ECB XI were bundled up for 203 in just 37 overs.

ECB XI won the toss and their captain Alex Davies decided to field first, which backfired as India’s opening partnership of 43 runs was made in 31 balls.

Prithvi Shaw was in terrific form, as he battered all the bowlers and scored most of the runs. Shaw’s opening partner Mayank Agarwal failed to get any momentum and perished for just 4 runs.

After Agarwal’s departure, Shaw carried on his brutal batting alongside Hanuma Vihari, and eventually ended up scoring 70 runs from 61 balls which included 7 boundaries and 3 sixes.

India were put in trouble in the 21st over when Ryan Higgins took both the wickets of Shaw and Vihari. Vijay Shankar came in next, but failed to impress, scoring only 11 runs.

Later Ishan Kishan, who came into the match in place of Sanju Samson, built a 99-run partnership with captain Iyer which brought the momentum back to the visitors.

Both Kishan and Iyer scored half-centuries and ensured that India cross the 300-run mark comfortably.

During the chase, ECB XI lost wickets consistently and never posed any sort of threat. Only the second-wicket partnership of 47 runs between George Hankins and Ben Slater showed some hope, but after they were dismissed everything went downhill.

Matt Critchley, who is a lower-order right-handed batsman, scored 40 runs but was never enough to get his team back to winning track.

Deepak Chahar took 3 wickets for 48 runs and was the pick of the Indian bowlers. India will next face Leicestershire on June 19 at the Grace Road. After that they will take part in the triangular series along with England Lions and Windies A, starting from June 22.

 

Brief Scores

India A: 328/8 in 50 overs; (Prithvi Shaw 70, Shreyas Iyer 54; Ryan Higgins 4/50, Delray Rawlins 1/33)

ECB XI: 203 all out in 36.5 overs; (Matt Critchley 40, Ben Slater 37; Deepak Chahar 3/48, Axar Patel 2/21)

India A beat ECB XI by 125 runs

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TEST

RankTeam MatchesPoints Rating
1 India 28 3499 125
2 South Africa 32 3589 112
3 Australia 33 3499 106
4 New Zealand 23 2354 102
5 England 36 3511 98
6 Sri Lanka 31 2914 94
7 Pakistan 17 1463 86
8 Bangladesh 16 1202 75
9 West Indies 22 1484 67
10 Zimbabwe 8 12 2

ODI

RankTeam MatchesPoints Rating
1 England 42 5257 125
2 India 45 5492 122
3 South Africa 34 3842 113
4 New Zealand 41 4602 112
5 Australia 32 3327 104
6 Pakistan 32 3279 102
7 Bangladesh 24 2220 93
8 Sri Lanka 43 3302 77
9 West Indies 29 1989 69
10 Afghanistan 28 1758 63
11 Zimbabwe 37 2021 55

T20

RankTeam MatchesPoints Rating
1 Pakistan 23 2990 130
2 Australia 15 1894 126
3 India 32 3932 123
4 New Zealand 22 2542 116
5 England 17 1951 115
6 South Africa 18 2058 114
7 West Indies 18 2048 114
8 Afghanistan 22 1917 87
9 Sri Lanka 27 2287 85
10 Bangladesh 21 1570 75