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Rahul Dewan's ton frustrates England

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Updated: Saturday, November 10, 2012, 17:35 [IST]
 
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Ahmedabad, Nov 10: Nick Compton is certain to partner Alastair Cook in the first Test against India in Ahmedabad from November 15 after the opener hit his second half century of the warm-up game against Haryana on Saturday.

Rahul Dewan celebrates his century

Haryana's Rahul Dewan celebrates his century against England on the third day of warm-up game in Ahmedabad on Saturday. Dewan remained unbeaten on 144.

Graham Onions appeals for a wicket

England paceman Graham Onions appeals for a wicket during the warm-up game against Haryana on Saturday. Onions went wicketless

Monty Panesar bowls

England left-arm spinner Monty Panesar bowls on Saturday against Haryana. Panesar took one wicket.

England's Stuart Meaker bowls

England's Stuart Meaker bowls on Saturday. He took 3/72 in 20 overs against Haryana.

Compton, who made 74 in the first innings, was unbeaten on 54 as England made a strong start to second essay with 118/0 in 38 overs at close of play on third day. They have an overall lead of 306 with a day to go.

Jonathan Trott, who opened the batting with Compton, was batting on 61. Compton hit seven boundaries in his 111-ball knock while Trott had 10 fours in his 117-run ball stay.

England did not enforce the follow-on after gaining a 188-run lead over Haryana. They opted for batting practice ahead of the first Test against India here on November 15.

Earlier, Haryana opener Rahul Dewan hit a fine unbeaten 144 to help his team to 333 all out in 113.4 overs. Dewan carried his bat, staying in the middle for 320 balls and scoring 17 boundaries.

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Story first published:  Saturday, November 10, 2012, 17:32 [IST]
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