Saurabh excels for India Colts in warm-up

Published: Thursday, February 14, 2008, 3:35 [IST]
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Bangalore: An unbeaten 98 from Saurabh Tiwary ensured India"s final preparation for the ICC U-19 World Cup passed without hiccup on Wednesday as the youngsters saw off their English counterparts by six-wickets at the Royal Military College in Kuala Lumpur on Wednesday.

Chasing England"s total of 219/8, India lost its first three wickets for just seven runs after pacemen Steven Finn and James Harris made early inroads. But a 134-run partnership between Saurabh and Tanmay Srivastava (57) helped India romped home with ease.

Saurabh"s 98 not out came off 115 balls and included 11 fours and three sixes.

Earlier, England"s Dan Redfern (74) and Ben Brown (40) shared a 113-run partnership for the sixth wicket after a shaky start had reduced the 1998 champion to 95/5. Captain Virat Kohli (2/40) and all-rounder Tanmay (2/36) made sure England"s total never got too high.

Brief Scores:

England 219 for 8 in 50 overs (Dan Redfern 74, Ben Brown 40, Billy Godleman 31; Tanmay Srivastava 2 for 36, Virat Kohli 2 for 40) lost to India 225 for 4 in 42.4 overs (Saurabh Tiwary 98 n o, Tanmay Srivastava 57, Manish Pandey 42 n o; Steven Finn 3 for 39)

In other warm-up ties:

Malaysia 201/7 beat PNG 142 all out in 42.2 overs; New Zealand 314/9 beat Ireland 133 all out in 29.3 overs; Bangladesh 203 all out in 48.5 overs lost to Pakistan 204/5 in 43.2 overs.


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