James Tredwell took five wickets as England A recovered from a difficult morning session in their Duleep Trophy match against East Zone.
The former India opener Shiv Sunder Das and Mani Dhoni put on 93 for the first wicket but the tourists hit back to reduce the home side to 283 for 9 at the close. Das was unbeaten on 124 at the end of the first day, but only Dhoni offered any steady support with 52.
Dhoni was the first to fall when he was removed by Yorkshire's Steve Kirby, who joined the tour this week as a replacement for Simon Jones. Graham Napier then claimed two wickets in quick succession but it was Kent's Tredwell who did most of the damage, ending the day with figures of 5 for 101 from 24 overs.
* The England captain, Alistair Cook, hit 87 runs in Dhaka yesterday to steer his team to a five-run win over Pakistan in their final super league match of the Under-19 World Cup. Sent in to bat, England were all out for 196 in 50 overs, with Riaz Afridi taking 5 for 42. England will now play the West Indies on Tuesday for a place in the final.
East Zone V England A
(First day of four)
England A won toss
East Zone - First Innings
S S Das not out 124
ÝM S Dhoni c Smith b Kirby 52
Arindam Das lbw b Napier 0
D Dasgupta lbw b Napier 0
*D J Gandhi c Pietersen b Tredwell 7
K R Powar lbw b Tredwell 13
L R Shukla c Newman b Tredwell 8
S S Lahiri run out 17
U Chatterjee c & b Tredwell 23
D S Mohanty c Pietersen b Tredwell 0
S S Paul b Napier 9
Extras (b5 lb9 nb16) 30
Total (88 overs) 283
Fall: 1-93 2-99 3-99 4-147 5-171 6-183 7-227 8-272 9-272
Bowling: Mahmood 19-7-42-0; Kirby 15-6-41-1; Napier 18-6-54-3; Tredwell 24-0-101-5; Wagg 12-3-31-0
England A: E T Smith, Kadeer Ali, M J Lumb, K P Pietersen, S A Newman, ÝM J Prior, G R Napier, *J C Tredwell, G G Wagg, S P Kirby, S I Mahmood.
Umpires: V Chopra (Ind) and I Sivaram (Ind).Reuse content