England XI vs Mumbai A: Practice Match, Day 1 - As it happened...

Zeenews Sports Bureau

Update 6 England XI were 278/5 in 74 overs. The visiting side lost Morgan for 76 runs. Johnny Bairstow is going strong though and is batting at 93*. Samit Patel is giving him good support with 31 off 35 balls.


Update 5 England XI have reached 174/4 in 53.0 overs. Both Morgan and Bairstow have completed their half centuries and are batting on 53* and 51* respectively. England have recovered a little and will be feeling much better going into tea with two batsmen in striking the ball well.


Update 4 England XI 142/4 in 42.0 overs. Bairstow and Morgan have stitched up a nice little partnership here and have provided some much needed momentum to the England innings.


Update 3 England go into lunch at 66/4. Joe Root (28) was the last batsman to fall. He was scalped by Suryakumar Yadav. England have not looked comfortable against this mediocre bowling side and runs have been hard to come by.


Update 2: England are 64/3 after 23 overs. England have lost both Ian Bell and Jonathan Trott. Waingankar has added another wicket to his tally by dismissing Ian Bell caught behind. Trott meanwhile became Javed Khan’s first victim. Eoin Morgan has joined Nick Compton at the crease.


Update 1 England are 52/1 at the end of 17 overs. The visiting team lost opener Nick Compton early to Kshemal Waingankar. Joe Root and Jonathan Trott are at the crease and both have scored 24 runs each. Mumbai bowlers have been tight and have not allowed the England batsmen to score runs freely

Toss England won the toss and have elected to bat first

England XI

JE Root, NRD Compton, IJL Trott, IR Bell, KP Pietersen, EJG Morgan, JM Bairstow†, SCJ Broad*, SR Patel, MS Panesar, G Onions

Mumbai A team

SA Yadav*, CA Pujara, S Dhawan, HN Shah, BJ Thakkar, SM Shaikh†, NA Patil, KM Waingankar, JJ Khan, SN Thakur, SS Shaikh

Preview:Special invitees Cheteshwar Pujara and Shikhar Dhawan would be the closely watched by the national selectors when Mumbai A take on the visiting England team in the tourists` second three-day warm-up game here from Saturday.

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