India A drub England Lions by 134 runs

Wednesday 07th February 2024 06:33 EST

India A spinners turned the knife into England Lions batting line-up to give their side a commanding 134-run victory on the fourth day of the third and final unofficial ‘Test’ in Ahmedabad on Sunday. Chasing an improbable 403, the Lions were bundled out for 268 in their second innings as India A bagged the three-match series 2-0. Mumbai left-arm spinner Shams Mulani (5/60) and Madhya Pradesh off-spinner Saransh Jain (3/50) grabbed eight wickets among them as England crumbled after resuming from overnight 83 for two. England Lions opener Alex Lees, who started the day from 41, completed his fifty and looked good for more. But his stay was cut short when Mulani trapped him in front of the wickets for 55.

Physically disabled team clinch series

The Indian Physical Disability Cricket Team showcased their prowess, sealing a 3-1 series win against England in a captivating encounter at Ahmedabad on Saturday. Ravindra Sante was the Man of the Match. A third-wicket partnership of 50 between skipper Vikrant Keni and Lokesh Marghade helped India reach a competitive total. Marghade and Keni made 21 and 28 respectively while Sante’s unbeaten 30, guided India to 150/5 in 20 overs. In response, England were bowled out for 131. Sante’s early dismissal of opener Alex (run out) and two more wickets derailed the chase. The series is organised by the Differently-Abled Cricket Council of India (DCCI) with the support of BCCI and Svayam, India’s leading accessibility organisation.

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