Jason Gallian of Lancashire gave himself out yesterday after reaching 100 for England A against an inexperienced Combined Universities side in Delhi.
England A, who amassed 553 in their first innings, had reduced the students to 149 for 9 by the close of the second day. Gallian, who had resumed on 60, goes down in the scorebook as "retired out."
The England A manager, Phil Neale, said: "Jason was finding it all very easy. So once he had got his 100 he decided to come off. In that situation you can get into bad habits if you carry on."
The 23-year-old Gallian also took two wickets in successive deliveries with his medium pace as the students slumped to 48 for 3. Mark Ramprakash, the vice-captain, led the team in the field during the final session as Alan Wells took a rest and watched from the boundary.
Neale said: "It was good to be able to give him a chance to captain the side in the field. There were always a few question marks against him in the past about his maturity and his temperament. But he's overcome that."
(Second day: England A won toss)
ENGLAND A - First Innings (Overnight: 390 for 4)
P N Weekes c Pathak b Singh 93
J E R Gallian retd out 100
K J Piper c Pathak b Khole 9
G Chapple run out 35
I D K Salisbury b Singh 24
R L Johnson not out 30
M M Patel b Khole 0
Extras (b13 lb10 w6 nb10) 39
Total (133.5 overs) 553
Fall: 1-60 2-62 3-184 4-295 5-455 6-467
7-503 8-552 9-553.
Bowling: Tandon 32-1-142-3; Pawar 17-1-74- 0; Singh 42-7-140-2; Bali 10-3-35-0; Khole 20.5-2-87-3; Pathak 12-0-52-0.
COMBINED UNIVERSITIES - First Innings J L Das Chowdhry b Gallian 25
C Vasant Kumar b Johnson 0
P Pathak c Johnson b Salisbury 47
A Takle lbw b Gallian 0
P Yagik c Salisbury b Johnson 10
M Bali c Weekes b Patel 21
*M Mewada run out 10
A Tandon c Salisbury b Weekes 20
D Pawar not out 2
N Singh c Piper b Salisbury 0
Extras (b4 lb2 nb8 14)
Total (for 9, 50.4 overs) 149
Fall: 1-8 2-48 3-48 4-70 5-115 6-115 7-147 8-149 9-149.
To bat: P Khole.
Bowling: Chapple 4-0-17-0; Johnson 14-2-40-2; Gallian 7-1-36-2; Patel 11-2-19-1; Salisbury 10.4-2-21-2; Wells 4-0-10-1.Reuse content