India A record 3rd highest total; Prithvi, Mayank hit tons as visitors beat Leicestershire by 281 runs
Leicester: Opener Prithvi Shaw and Mayank Agarwal took a second string Leicestershire attack to cleaners as India A piled up a mammoth 458 for 4 to win the second warm-up game by a massive 281 runs ahead of their tri-nation one day series starting June 22.
India A’s team total is currently the third highest in all List A matches behind Surrey’s 496 against Gloucestershire in the 2007 One Day Championship and England’s 481 for 6 against Australia in an ODI on Tuesday.
In reply to India’s total, Leicestershire were all out for 177 in 40.4 overs with seamer Deepak Chahar picking up 3 for 24 in 6.4 overs. Pacer M Prasid Krishna. spinners Deepak Hooda and Axar Patel also chipped in with a couple of wickets each.
At the Grace Road ground, young Prithvi continued his red hot form with a 90-ball-132 and added 223 runs for the opening stand with other opener Mayank, who smashed his way to 151 off 106 balls before being called back to give others a chance.
The immensely talented Shubman Gill then hammered 86 off 54 balls to prop up the Indian total even as Rishabh Pant’s (13) failure stuck out like a sore thumb.
In all, the Indian innings had 51 boundaries and 15 sixes. In that Prithvi’s share was a whopping 20 boundaries and three sixes while Mayank, country’s top run-getter in the previous domestic season, struck 18 boundaries and five sixes. Shubman hit seven fours and five sixes.
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