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India A 207-8

England A 208-7

England A win by 3 wickets

Jason Gallian took a step nearer to senior honours when he produced another superb all-round display to help England A win yesterday's one day international in Ahmedabad.

The 23-year-old Lancashire player's forceful 46 from 43 balls - following a 10-over spell of seam bowling costing only 31 runs - steered England A, who reached 208 for 7, to a three-wicket victory with eight balls to spare.

The win squared the one-day series with one to play, avenging Saturday's controversial six-run defeat at Indore.

David Hemp's 41, from just 53 balls, was full of sumptuous strokes and the Glamorgan left-hander showed again that he has the ability to become a top-flight international cricketer.

The experiment of using Hemp as an opener - to make the most of the fielding restrictions on the first 15 overs - proved a wise one as he and Mark Ramprakash offset the loss of Michael Vaughan to the second ball of the innings by putting on 75 at a rate of five runs per over.

(India A won toss)

India A

S S Dighe c Piper b Cork 0

*V S Rathore lbw b Patel 28

A A Muzumdar c Ramprakash b Salisbury 69

R S Dravid run out 57

R Shamshad c Ramprakash b Weekes 10

A S Wassan b Weekes 0

R Puri c Wells b Weekes 3

U Chatterjee not out 10

P L K Mhambrey st Piper b Patel 10

S A Ankola not out 1

Extras (b4 lb6 w4 nb5) 19

Total (for 8, 50 overs) 207

Fall: 1-0 2-54 3-151 4-181 5-182 6-183 7-190 8-206.

Did not bat: Kanwaljit Singh.

Bowling: Cork 10-3-31-1; Johnson 4-0-24-0; Gallian 10-1-31 0; Patel 9- 1-33-2; Weekes 10-0-35 3; Salisbury 7-0-41-1.

England A

M P Vaughan c Chatterjee b Mhambrey 0

D L Hemp b Chatterjee 41

M R Ramprakash c Dighe b Ankola 70

*A P Wells c Ankola b Chatterjee 22

J E R Gallian c Rathore b Mhambrey 46

P N Weekes st Dighe b Chatterjee 5

D G Cork lbw b Wassan 1

K J Piper not out 7

R L Johnson not out 7

Extras (b1 lb4 w3 nb1) 9

Total (for 7, 48.4 overs) 208

Fall: 1-0 2-75 3-125 4-160 5-183 6-184 7-201

Did not bat: I D K Salisbury, M M Patel.

Bowling: Mhambrey 9-1-29-2; Wassan 9.4-0-42-1; Ankola 4-0-38-1; Chatterjee 10-0-42-3; Singh 10-0-27-0; Dravid 6-0-25-0.

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