Third Test drawn, Indian colts win series

Published: Tuesday, January 30, 2001, 23:53 [IST]
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Hyderabad: India colts won their three-Test series 1-0 against England when they drew the final match of the under-19 cricket series at the Lal Bahadur Stadium on Tuesday. England, resuming their overnight score of 58 for no loss, declared their second innings on 278 for eight in the 18th mandatory over. At this, skippers of both sides agreed to wind up the match, and umpires V K Ramaswamy and O Krishna called off the Test. India had won the first Test with a big margin at Mumbai, while the second at Chennai ended in a draw. Indian coach Roger Binny said positive cricket helped his team bag the series but appreciated the performance of the rival squad as well. ''We are now looking forward for the One-day matches,'' he added. Binny was all praise for spinners Dharmichand, Amit Mishra and Vidyut Sivaramakrishnan. ''They are good prospects for India.'' About fielding, the coach said it was one department that needed improvement. ''We will stress more on fitness as more One-dayers are being played now a days,'' he pointed out.

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