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India 'A' beat Leicestershire by four wickets
July 07, 2003 00:32 IST
An unbeaten 97-ball 111 by skipper Hemang Badani saw India 'A' beat Leictershire by four wickets in a one-day match at Grace Road on Sunday and continue their fine performance on the tour of England.
Badani's brilliant knock overshadowed the Darren Stevens' unbeaten century for Leicestershire as India 'A' overtook the hosts' 262 with more than five overs to spare.
Badani and Gautam Gambhir, who made a solid 74, put on 137 runs for the third wicket to put India 'A' on the road to
Badani slammed nine fours and four sixes in his knock while Gambhir hit 11 boundaries and a six in his 73-ball
Gambhir was dismissed on 152 and India 'A' suffered the loss of Ambati Rayudu two runs later, but Badani carried on, putting on useful partnerships with Parthiv Patel (29) and Murali Kartik (12) to see the team through.
David Masters claimed three wickets for Leicestershire but also conceded 71 runs off his ten overs.
Earlier, Leicestershire won the toss and elected to bat. The hosts capitalised on a fine century by Stevens to set a competitive target for the Indians.
Stevens hammered 101 runs off just 94 balls with seven fours and three sixes, and put on 99 runs for the second