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Indian colts bat for a draw against England

Published: Saturday, August 5, 2006, 23:53 [IST]
 
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London:On the expected lines, the Indian under-19 team batted out the last two sessions for a draw against their English counterparts in the second Test at Taunton.

Opting to bat first, the hosts were all out for 392 in their first innings, while the visitors' first essay collapsed at 372.

The hosts declared their second innings at 342 for seven with captain Varun Chopra leading from the front with a majestic 164 and the Indian colts had a victory target of 363.

In their second innings, India reached 30 without any loss but soon lost two quick wickets.

In-form batsman Uday Kaul (13) and his opening partner Parvez Aziz (20) departed in a span of six runs and India crawled to 98 for two at tea.

Again in a space of three runs, they lost the wickets of well-set Sumit Sharma (56) and Virat Kohli (6) and slumped to 1221 for four but times was soon running out and the hosts had to settle for a draw.

Skipper Tanmay Srivastava was not out on 39 and giviong him company was B Sumanth (8) when stupms were drawn.

Brief score: England A : 392 all out and 342 for 7 declared India A : 372 all out and 148 for 4

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