Mumbai, Nov 1: The three-day game between India A and England ended in a draw here at Brabourne Stadium on Thursday. Yuvraj Singh and Samit Patel shared the honours on the final day.
Yuvraj took five wickets while Samit hit a century. India A, in second innings, were 124/4 when the game ended. England will now face Mumbai A in their second warm-up game from November 3.
India A were 68/1 at tea against England on the third and final day of warm-up game as the match headed for a draw on Thursday. Earlier, England were bowled out for 426, a lead of 57.
Yuvraj Singh took five wickets for 94 runs in 26.5 overs. This is his first five-wicket haul in first-class cricket. His previous best was 3/25. With a half century with the bat, Yuvraj has certainly come back into reckoning for first Test selection. India team will be picked on November 5.
Samit Patel became the second centurion for England after captain Alastair Cook in their three-day warm-up game against India A here on third and final day at Brabourne Stadium.
At lunch, England had taken a lead of 27 runs over the hosts, to be at 396/8 in 113 overs. Tim Bresnan (21) and James Anderson (1) will resume batting in the second session. Patel was dismissed for 104. Yesterday, Cook had made an unbeaten 112 but fell today after adding just seven. For India A, the highest score was 93 from Manoj Tiwary.
Resuming at their overnight score of 286/4, England lost Cook in the first session and three more wickets fell in the two hours of play. Wicketkeeper-batsman Matt Prior hit an aggressive half century. Yuvraj Singh added two more scalps today to have four in total.
Patel faced 173 balls for his 104 with 14 boundaries. He was dismissed by Yuvraj. Prior too was out for Yuvraj. Prior hit a 52-ball 51 with nine fours.