India vs England U-19 Test series: Delvay Rawlins, Will Jacks steady visitors on Day 1 of 2nd Junior Test

PTI, Feb, 21 2017

Nagpur: Delvay Rawlins hit a patient century, while Will Jacks scored a well-made half-ton as England U-19 team recovered from a disastrous start and reached 243/5 on the first day of the second Junior Test match against India in Nagpur on Tuesday.

Representational image. Getty

Representational image. Getty

Rawlins 124 (16x2, 2x6) and Jacks 66 (10x4) shared an unbeaten sixth wicket stand of 131 runs to help stabilise England's first innings at the VCA Stadium at Jamtha near Nagpur.

The visitors, batting first, were struggling at one for the loss of three wickets early in the day before Rawlins and Jacks steadied the ship with controlled aggression and fluent strokeplay.

Openers Henrey Brooks (1) and Max Holden (0) went cheaply and one down George Bartlett (0) also did not bother the scorers. Rishabh Bhagat 2/39 and Kanish Seth 1/54 accounted for these wickets.

However, Rawlins, in company of Ollie Pope (42), partially restored the innings with a fourth wicket stand of 98 to enable England reach 99 before the latter fell to Harsh Tyagi.

He was soon followed by Evan woods (6) as the visitors reeled at 112/5 with Indian bowlers dominating the proceedings.

Rawlins, in company of Jacks, slowly resurrected the English innings with some determined batting display to bring their side to some safety.

Rawlins, in the process, completed a well-crafted century, while Jacks made a defiant unbeaten half century. Both were batting when the stumps were drawn for the day.

Indian bowlers, who made some early inroads, could not extend their dominance in the face of English defiance later in the day.

Brief score: England 1st innings: 243/5 off 90 over. Rawlins batting at 124, Jacks batting at 66; Rishabh Bhagat 2/39.

Published Date: Feb 21, 2017 | Updated Date: Feb 21, 2017

Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 4493 125
2 South Africa 3395 110
3 England 4097 105
4 Australia 3087 100
5 New Zealand 3114 97
Rank Team Points Rating
1 South Africa 5957 119
2 Australia 5505 117
3 India 4579 114
4 England 5645 113
5 New Zealand 5123 111
Rank Team Points Rating
1 New Zealand 1625 125
2 England 1962 123
3 Pakistan 2417 121
4 West Indies 2222 117
5 India 2183 115