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India A batsmen make England toil on Day 1

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October 30, 2012


16:55   India A: 369-9 (90 overs)

Manoj Tiwary top-scored with a sparkling innings of 93 to help India post a respectable 369 for nine against the touring England team on day one of the three-day tour match at the Brabourne stadium in Mumbai, on Tuesday.

At stumps on day one, R Vinay Kumar was not out on 25 and Parwinder Awana was on 11.

Yuvraj Singh also made a strong claim for a Test recall with a good knock of 59, while Abhinav Mukund recovered from a shaky start to score 73.

Tim Bresnan and Graeme Swann took three wickets each to keep India's total in check. Bresnan took three for 59 in 20 overs, while Swann claimed three for 90 in 23 overs.
16:45   Tim Bresnan and Graeme Swann claimed three wickets each to lead England's fightback against India XI on day one of the three-day tour match.

India A: 347-9 (86 overs)

Bresnan claimed the wickets of Manoj Tiwary and Ashok Dinda off successive deliveries as both were bowled in the 86th over.

Tiwary was unlucky to miss out a deserved century after he was bowled for a top knock of 93 after failing to keep out a yorker. The right-hander hit 12 fours in his 150-ball knock during his 202-minute stay at the crease, which helped India take control of things after the tea interval.

Dinda also lost his wicket in similar fashion and was out off the very first delivery he faced.

Swann also made a good contribution with the ball, taking three for 95 in 22 overs.
16:11   Manoj Tiwary is racing towards his century now as he hits part-timer Kevin Pietersen for two boundaries in his first over before England take the second new ball after 80 overs.  

India are 329-7 in 80 overs with Tiwary on 88 and Vinay Kumar on six


15:51  Graeme Swann took three wickets to check India A's progress against England XI on day one of the warm-up match.

India A: 300-7 (76)

Irfan Pathan was trapped leg before wicket by Swann for 46 after putting 110 runs for the seventh wicket with Manoj Tiwary, who was unbeaten on 69.

Swann had earlier claimed the wickets of Abhinav Mukund (73) and Yuvraj Singh (59)

15:35  Manoj Tiwary and Irfan Pathan put on 100 runs for the seventh wicket to put India A back on top against England XI.

Tiwary batted with great maturity to hit a composed 66, with the help of 10 boundaries, while Pathan made 39.

India A: 292-6 (72)


The duo brought up their 100-run partnership from 148 balls to lift India after a few early wickets in the second session.

Tiwary played confidently right from the start and showed good technique against both the spinners and pacers.
15:18  Manoj Tiwary also threw his hat in the ring for a place in India's Test squad with a solid half-century against England XI.

The Bengal right-hander revived the hosts after a few quick wickets. He brought up his fifty from 91 balls, hitting seven fours, having spent more than two hours at the crease so far.

India A: 266-6 (66)


Tiwary and Pathan were instrumental in India A's revival as they put on 76 runs in 19 overs for the seventh wicket.

Tiwary has been a consistent batsman in the Indian domestic circuit and has been part of India's limited overs squad but has failed to get enough opportunities in the playing XI.

15:06   Manoj Tiwary and Irfan Pathan batted solidly to revive the India A innings after they lost a few quick wickets in the post-lunch session against England XI.

India A: 242-6 after 63 overs (Pathan 23, Tiwary on 34)

Pathan stroked Bresnan through the covers for a boundary to bring up the 50-run partnership for the seventh wicket with Tiwary. The two batsmen have been at the wicket for 61 mins, having played 93 balls between to revive the India A innings.

Tiwary started the post tea session in right ernest with two boundaries off Patel in the first over after the break to reach 29 from 66 balls.

Pathan gave him good support for 19 from 34 balls with the duo putting on 43 runs from 12 overs.
14:28   India A lost three quick wickets in the second session to lose the initiative against England XI on day one of the warm-up match at CCI.

Tea Day 1: India A 224-6 in 57 overs

Manoj Tiwary was batting on 21 (55 balls) with Irfan Pathan on 18 (33).

Graeme Swann caused the most damage as he took two for 57 in 16 overs and Samit Patel took one for 50.

Pacers Tim Bresnan and James Anderson bowled with a lot of heart for figures of one for 43 and one for 46 respectively.

Captain Suresh Raina made 20 before he was caught at silly point by Bell off Samit Patel. Yuvraj Singh stroked his way to 59 from 80 balls before he was stumped off Graeme Swann.

Wriddhiman Saha also looked in a rush as he hit a quick 20 from 21 balls before he was dismissed leg before wicket by James Anderson.

The hosts scored 111 runs in 32.1 overs in that session, while losing three wickets in the process.
13:37  James Anderson puts India A in further trouble with the wicket of Wriddhiman Saha, who is dismissed for 20.

Saha offered no shot but the ball shaped in sharply to catch him plumb in front of the stumps. Anderson got some reverse swing in that over, his first of the new spell.

India A: 119-6 (47)

England XI are on top at the moment and will be looking to clean up the tail before the tea break due at 1410 hours. 
13:17  Yuvraj Singh falls soon after completing his half-century as he is dismissed stump off Graeme Swann to leave India A in trouble.

The left-hander played an entertaining innings of 59 from 80 balls hitting seven fours and four sixes. He came down the wicket to Swann but was beaten in the flight and wicketkeeper Prior completed an easy stumping.

India A in trouble at 168-5 in the 43rd over.

India have lost two wickets after the lunch break with Suresh Raina falling earlier in the session caught by Bell off Samit Patel for 20.

12:54  Suresh Raina's hopes of making it to the Indian Test squad for the first Test against England next month suffered a big blow when he was dismissed cheaply in India's A first innings.

Left-arm spinner Samit Patel dented Raina's hopes of making it to the Test side when he dismissed him for 20. The ball looped off Raina's gloves, who was looking to defend, and Bell running across the pitch from silly point completed an easy catch.

India A: 142-4 (36)

Yuvraj is looking in good touch as he stroked his way to 40, having his seven fours and a six.
12:33  It is a straight battle for the No. 6 slot in the Indian team with both Yuvraj Singh and Suresh Raina batting out in the middle.

Yuvraj has cut down on his aggression after lunch and Raina is also circumspect to start off with.

India A are 125-3 after 30 overs


They scored 12 runs in 5.1 overs after the break.

Both Raina and Yuvraj need a big knock to convince the selectors to pick them in the Indian squad for the first Test against England.
11:38  England got the wicket of opener Abhinav Mukund on the stroke of lunch on the opening day as India A ended the first session at 113 for three in 24.5 overs.

Off-spinner Graeme Swann got the wicket of Mukund, who was caught at short leg after a good innings of 73 from 83 balls, with the help of 16 fours.

Yuvraj Singh was unbeaten on a quickfire 27 from 28 balls at the end of the first session at the Brabourne stadium in Mumbai.

Yuvraj and Mukund put up 56 runs off 58 balls for the third wicket.

Yuvraj came out with a positive approach as he hit five fours and a six. He went on the attack after left-arm spinner Samit Patel hitting for two fours and a six in his very first over.
11:29  Meanwhile, a big injury scare for England ahead of the Tests with pacer Steven Finn picking up a thigh injury on day one. He bowled four overs for 22 runs with the new ball.

"England bowler Steven Finn to have scan on thigh injury picked up in today's tour match against India 'A'," Sky Sports News said on Twitter.
11:21  Mukund slams fifty against England in warm-up match:   India A: 81-2 (18 overs)

The latest from the CCI is that opener Abhinav Mukund slams a quickfire half-century to lift India A against England XI.

Mukund brings up his fifty in style as he cuts Graeme Swann for a boundary behind point. He completed his half-century from from 57 balls, hitting 12 fours in total.

Meanwhile, Yuvraj Singh was dropped off the first ball by Samit Patel at square leg off Bresnan in the 16th over.

He has come out with a positive intent and has hit two cracking boundaries early.

Mukund has also changed gears in the last few overs and has raced to 65 from 62 balls, having hit 15 boundaries so far.

Bresnan was hit for four boundaries in his sixth over with Mukund getting three of them and Yuvraj driving the fourth four back past the bowler.

Bresnan took one for 26 in six overs before he is replaced by James Anderson.
11:00  India A lost their second wicket when Ajinkya Rahane failed to fire with the bat and was dismissed for four.

He was caught in the gully by Kevin Pietersen as he was forced to fend a short ball by Bresnan on the off-side.

India A: 57-2 (15.1)

The umpires took nearly six minutes to confirm the decision as they checked the front foot with the match referee who had a long look at the replays before confirming Bresnan had bowled a legal deivery

Mukund is still going strong on 45.
10:44  India A off to a steady start against England XI:  India A have made steady start in the first hour of the tour match against England XI at the Brabourne stadium.

India A are 53 for 1 in 14 overs.

Mukund, who edged a few past the slips with the new ball, has blossomed after that nervy start to reach 41 from 47 balls with the help of nine boundaries.

Ajinkya Rahane got off the mark with a boundary and is batting on four from 18 balls.

Murali Vijay was the first wicket to fall when he was run out for seven by Bresnan, in the eighth over.
10:18  The latest from the CCI is that India A have lost their first wicket. Opener Murali Vijay has been run out for eight by Tim Bresnan.

Abhinav Mukund defended a short ball on the pitch and Vijay called him for a single but Bresnan was quick to get on the ball on his follow through and threw the stumps down. The appeal was referred to the third umpire, who found the batsman short of his crease.

WICKET: M Vijay run out Bresnan 7 (19b, 1x4)

Fall of wicket: India A 25-1 (7.4 overs)

10:04  India A captain Suresh Raina won the toss and elected to bat against the touring England XI in the three-day warm-up match at the Brabourne stadium in Mumbai, on Tuesday.

The hosts went in with an expected line-up, featuring four pace bowlers in the absence of any leading spinners in the squad.

Irfan Pathan will lead the bowling attack along with R Vinay Kumar, while Ashok Dinda and Parvinder Awana are the other two pacers.

Murali Vijay will open the batting with Abhinav Mukund with Ajinkya Rahane to follow at No. 3. Suresh Raina and Yuvraj Singh, who are eyeing the No. 6 slot in the Indian Test team, will bat in the middle order.

England also boast of a strong line-up with Kevin Pietersen back in the team. Nick Compton, grandson of the legendary Denis Compton, will open the batting along with captain Alastair Cook.

The visitors have two spinners in their team in Graeme Swann and Samit Patel along with pacers James Anderson, Steven Finn and Tim Bresnan.

Teams:

India A: Suresh Raina (captain), M Vijay, A Mukund, A Rahane, Yuvraj Singh, Manoj Tiwary, Wriddhiman Saha, Irfan Pathan, R Vinay Kumar, Ashok Dinda, P Awana.

England XI: A Cook (captain), N Compton, J Trott, K Pietersen, I Bell, S Patel, M Prior, T Bresnan, G Swann, J Anderson, S Finn.