England beat India A by three wickets in warm-up game

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Mumbai: England defeated India A by three wickets in their first warm-up match ahead of the limited overs series here on January 10.

The last match of MS Dhoni as captain of an Indian side ended in a loss as India failed to defend the target of 305 runs.

Sam Billings, who made 93 was England’s hero. Opener Alex Hales and Jason Buttler put of 95 runs for the first wicket. India’s Kuldeep Yadav took five wickets for 60.

Earlier, a batting masterclass from Dhoni and big scores from Ambati Rayudu, Yuvraj Singh and Shikhar Dhawan helped India post a big total of 304.

Brief Scores:

India A 304/4 in 50 overs (Ambati Rayudu 100 retd out, MS Dhoni 68 no, Yuvraj Singh 56, David Willey 2/55)

England 307/7 in 48.5 overs (Sam Billings 93, Jason Roy 62; Kuldeep yadav 5/60).

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