England U-19s v India U-19s, 2nd Test, Taunton, 4th day August 4, 2006

Rashid and Chopra star again in stalemate

Cricinfo staff

India U-19 372 and 148 for 4 (Sharma 56) drew with England U-19 392 and 342 for 7 dec (Chopra 164, Nadeem 4-146)
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Adil Rashid: dominated with bat and ball, scoring a hundred and taking 10 for 202 © Getty Images
The second Under-19 Test at Taunton petered out in a draw after India declined to chase a stiff target of 363 at almost five-and-a-half an over. The result means that the sides head to the final Test at Shenley on Sunday with the series level.

England resumed in a strong position, and Varun Chopra soon completed his second century of the match and then started to open up. With Adil Rashid - and it is these two who dominated the match for England - he added 73 for the sixth wicket. Chopra was eventually bowled for 164 by the persevering Shahbaz Nadeem, who finished with 4 for 146, and when Chopra gave Nadeem a return catch on 48, England declared.

Neither side was prepared to risk defeat, and so Chopra's safety-first declaration was match by India's no-risks approach to their innings. The only wobble came when both openers fell in quick succession, but Sumit Sharma and and Tanmay Srivastava ensured there were no further alarms until the match was in its death throes.

Rashid took two more wickets to give him a match analysis of 10 for 202 to go with his scores of 114 and 48.