Indian colts make solid start against England

Published: Thursday, August 3, 2006, 23:53 [IST]
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London:Indian colts made a confident start to their innings, making 230 for three after dismissing their England counterparts for 392 on the second day of the second Test at Canterbury, Taunton.

Openers Uday Kaul (46) and Aziz Parveez (49) put on 64 runs for the first wicket as the Indian top order milked the English bowlers after the hosts -- riding on the hundreds made by Adil Rashid (114) and Varun Chopra (123) -- posted a commanding total in the second game of the three-match series.

Aziz was unlucky to miss his fifty as he was out leg before off a Rashid delivery, who proved to be England's star performer with his excellent effort with both bat and ball.

Aziz's departure, however, did not affect the run rate as Sumit Sharma (42) combined with Uday to take the Indian toptal to 150. The English struck in quick succession after that as both Sumit and Uday departed in the space of six runs.

However, Tanmay Srivastava (24) and Virat Kholi (47) made sure that the Indians ended the day with an upperhand and the duo remained unbeaten to hold the innings for the visitors.

Earlier, Rashid produced a fine performance for the English at Canterbury. Rashid's 114 came off just 194 deliveries, which included 15 fours and three sixes.

Resuming on overnight 279 for six, Rashid and Greg Wood added 102 for the seventh wicket before the former was caught by Abu Necheem Ahmed off a Sumit Sharma delivery.

Ahmed, who bowled a fine spell to claim four for 79, wiped out the tail quickle with only Wood offering resistance with his valiant 48.

Breif Score on Day Two: Eng U-19: 392 all out (Varun Chopra 123, Adil Rashid 114, Abu Necheem Ahmed 4/79) Ind U-19: 230 for three (Uday Kaul 46, Aziz Parveez 49, Adil Rashid 2/ 88)

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