Thatscricket- Cricket News - Indian colts set England 351-run victory target

Published: Thursday, January 11, 2001, 23:53 [IST]
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Mumbai: Captain Ajay Ratra and opener Vinayak Mane on Thursday missed their centuries as India set a very stiff target of 351 to England for a win on the last day on Friday of the Under-19 first Test at the Wankhede Stadium. The visitors were three for no loss in their second innings at the close of play.Ratra hit 13 boundaries in his 94 coming at number seven at the team total of 186 while Mane stood firm for 154 minutes, while compiling 93 in the team's second innings total of 378.Earlier england, overnight 281 for nine, were all out for 285 taking a lead of 28 runs.India, after a good start of 58 between Mane and Gautam Gambhir, lost Ishan Ganda for 19 and Y G Rao for two. Then after a brief revival of 70 runs Alind Naidu and Mane left bringing Ratra and Kashinath Khadkikar together to post a bright stand of 141 runs off 24.5 overs. UNI

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