POPE, HAIN HELP ENGLAND LIONS DRAW VS INDIA ‘A’
WAYANAD: Ollie Pope (63) and Sam Hain (57) stood out on the final day with fighting half centuries as England Lions drew the first unofficial Test against India ‘A’ at the Krishnagiri stadium here on Sunday. Hain and 21-year old Pope, a highly rated batsmen who has played two Tests so far, defied the India ‘A’ bowlers to put up a 105-run partnership. India ‘A’ opener Priyank Panchal, who slammed a double century, was named man of the match. The second unofficial Test begins in Mysuru on February 13. Brief scores: England Lions 340 &
214/5 in 83 overs (Ollie Pope 63, Sam Hain 57, Jalaj Saxena 2/41). India ‘A’ 540/6. Match drawn.