Panchal slams double century
Wayanad (Kerala): A brilliant double century by Priyank Panchal (206) and a quickfire ton by wicketkeeper KS Bharat (142 in 139 balls) helped India ‘A’ take control against England Lions on the third day of the first unofficial Test here on Saturday.
India ‘A’ declared their innings at 540 for 6 in reply to England Lions’ 340 to gain a massive 200-run lead, thanks to Panchal’s marathon knock, which came off 313 balls and Bharat’s blistering innings that was studded with 11 fours and eight sixes.
KL Rahul finally found his touch and was unbeaten on 88 on Friday. But he could add only one run to his overnight score before spooning a catch to substitute Jamie Overton to give left-arm spinner Danny Briggs his first wicket. —PTI Brief scores: England Lions 340 & 20 for no loss vs India ‘A’ 540 for 6 declared (PPanchal 206, KS Bharat 142, KL Rahul 89; Z Chappell 3/105)