HT Correspondent: After opting not to enforce the follow on, India lost three quick wickets but…
England will be hoping to continue their winning run in the second practice match against India A at the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai today. England defeated India A by three wickets in the first warm-up match at the Brabourne Stadium on Tuesday, chasing down India’s 304-5 with 1.1 overs and three wickets to spare. Catch live cricket score and updates from the India A vs England 2nd warm-up match here.
10:24 am IST: India A get a lucky breakthrough, Jason Roy is hit wicket for 15-ball 25 (six fours). 42 for one after 5 overs.
10:18 am IST: The atmosphere is nothing like Tuesday when Mumbaikars packed the Brabourne Stadium to cheer for MS Dhoni, but a few thousands have still made it for the game.
10:14 am IST: Pradeep Sangwan is struggling for his length, taken for three boundaries in his first two overs. England 20 for no loss after three overs
9:40 am IST: England have won the toss and opted to bat .
After the atmosphere at the first warm-up match on Tuesday, things will be back to normal in Thursday’s game at the Brabourne Stadium.
After the star-studded outfit in the opener, captain Ajinkya Rahane is the only player in the India A side who will be part of the one-day squad to face England.
Apart from Rahane, the focus will be on the three left-handers — Suresh Raina, Rishabh Pant and Ishan Kishan.
In terms of talent, India’s cup is overflowing in every format. Suddenly, no one wants to miss a match because the replacements are making such an impact that returning to the team has become a challenge.