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Sarfaraz slams ton, Kumar spins web as India A humble England Lions in 2nd unofficial Test

Sarfaraz slams ton, Kumar spins web as India A humble England Lions in 2nd unofficial Test

Sarfaraz Khan's blistering 161 and Saurabh Kumar's all-round show helped India A beat England Lions by an innings and 16 runs on Saturday.

Sarfaraz Khan‘s blazing century with bat and Saurabh Kumar’s 5-wicket haul with ball powered India A to victory over England Lions by an innings and 16 runs on the final of the second unofficial Test in Ahmedabad.

India needed just 2 wickets on Day 4 to claim a comfortable win over England Lions. Arshdeep Singh and Yash Dayal claimed a wicket each to wrap up the game.

Winning the toss and opting to bat first, England Lions were bundled out for 152 in their first innings. Akash Deep was the wrecker in chief with ball, picking a 4-wicket haul.

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India A, in response, dominated with the bat. The opening partnership of Abhimanyu Easwaran (58) and Devdutt Padikkal (105) set the tone with a 162-run stand. Subsequently, a colossal partnership between Sarfaraz Khan (161) and Washington Sundar (57) further solidified India A’s position. Saurabh Kumar’s contribution of 77 runs at No.8 boosted the team’s total to 493, securing a substantial lead of 341 runs.

The visitors struggled in the second innings as well but a resilient partnership between Ollie Robinson and Brydon Carse (102 runs) momentarily held the collapse. However, Saurabh Kumar’s five-wicket haul wrapped England who were bowled out for 321, giving India A a comprehensive victory by an innings and 16 runs.

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