India A vs England Warm Up Match Update

England's tour to India has begun with a warm up match against India A team led by Suresh Raina. On one hand India A team gives opportunity to youngsters and on the other hand England team doesn't miss the chance to give all their important players an opportunity to play the warm up game.

India A has players like Mukund, Murali Vijay, Rahane, Suresh Raina, Yuvraj, Tiwary, Saha, Pathan, Vinay Kumar, Dinda and Awana. England is playing with Cook, Compton, Pietersen, Bell, Bresnan, Trott, Anderson, Finn, Prior, Swann and Patel which looks a full fledged England team ready to give their best right from the warm up match.

India A won the toss and elected to bat first. Mukund scored 73 off just 83 balls with 16 boundaries proclaiming a welcome half century to the visitors. Vijay and Rahane were out cheaply but Yuvraj proved his worth with 59 runs from 80 balls with 7 boundaries and 4 big sixes! Raina scored 20 whereas Tiwary was the highest scorer with 93 runs. He missed his century by seven runs as he was bowled by Bresnan on 93 runs. Saha scored 20 and Irfan scored 46 with two sixes and five boundaries. Vinay Kumar is not out on 25 where India A's score at stumps is 369 for 9.

Bresnan took 3 wickets in 20 overs giving away 59 runs. Swann also clinched 3 wickets in 23 overs giving away 90 runs. Anderson and Patel took one wicket each.

Considering the shorter length of this warm up match (3 days), it is very likely that India A will declare their innings to give their bowler a shot. Overall first day went to India A but England has a strong batting line up to tackle India A's bowling line up.

England will play T20, ODIs and test matches in this tour. Indian team is itching to win all forms of the game keeping in mind their rough performance in England last year. The stage is all set for a wonderful cricket series ahead! 

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