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2nd Youth Test, Nagpur, February 21 - 24, 2017, England Under-19s tour of India

Match drawn


Bartlett, Rawlins bat out a draw for England

The pair added 121 on the fourth day as England were dismissed for 255 ensuring a 0-0 draw in the series

England Under-19s 375 (Rawlins 140, Jacks 77, Brookes 60*, Bhagat 3-58) and 255 (Bartlett 76, Tyagi 4-67) drew with India Under-19s 388 for 9 dec (Saurabh 109, Goswami 58)
England Under-19s, led by contributions from George Bartlett and Delray Rawlins, played out a draw on the final day of the second Youth Test against India Under-19s in Nagpur.
England resumed on their overnight score of 34 for 2, with David Houghton having retired hurt on the third evening. Bartlett and Rawlins came out and added 121 runs for the third wicket, setting the base for England's effort on the day.
Bartlett pressed on to bat for over three hours on the fourth day for his second fifty of the series, which took his series tally to 323, the best for batsmen from both sides. His partner at the other end, Rawlins, who ended as the second-highest run-getter in the series with 274, and was dismissed for 49.
Once both batsmen fell, with the score still under 200, Aaron Beard's unbeaten 34 saw the side through to the draw as the side were bowled out for 255.
Left-arm spinner Harsh Tyagi returned best overall figures for India with 5 for 127, including a four-for in the second innings.
England began the first day of the match on the back foot, finding themselves at 3 for 1 in the third over after opting to bat. The new-ball pair of Rishab Bhagat and Kanishk Seth took the three wickets, with Bhagat striking off successive balls in the second over.
Rawlins, who was the second-highest run-getter in the preceding ODI series, spearheaded England's restoration, scoring 140 runs, including 19 fours and two sixes. He strung a sixth-wicket stand of 161 runs - the highest in the match - with Will Jacks, who made 77 off 190 balls. Batting at No. 10, Henry Brookes contributed a crucial 60, hanging on to add 51 runs with Beard for the ninth wicket, to take England past 300.
India's response to England's total of 375 was steered by Saurabh Singh's 109, while Daryl Ferrario, Siddharth Akre and opener Abhishek Goswami chipped in with half-centuries each. The highest partnership of their innings was worth 97 runs for the fifth wicket between Saurabh and Ferrario, which helped take their total to 388 for 9 on the third day, giving them a slender lead of 13.

England U19 Innings
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