POPE, HAIN HELP ENG­LAND LI­ONS DRAW VS IN­DIA ‘A’

Hindustan Times ST (Jaipur) - - World -

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.

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