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India 'A' beat Leicestershire by four wickets

July 07, 2003 00:32 IST

An unbeaten 97-ball 111 byskipper Hemang Badani saw India 'A' beat Leictershire by four wickets in a one-day match at Grace Roadon Sundayand continuetheir fine performance on the tour of England.

Badani's brilliant knock overshadowed the Darren Stevens' unbeaten century forLeicestershire 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
victory after the visitors had lost their first two wickets for just 15 runs.

Badani slammed nine fours and four sixes in his knock while Gambhir hit 11 boundaries and a six in his 73-ball
innings.

Gambhir wasdismissedon 152 and India 'A'suffered theloss ofAmbatiRayudu two runs later, but Badani carried on, putting on useful partnerships with Parthiv Patel (29) and Murali Kartik (12) to seethe teamthrough.

David Masters claimed three wickets for Leicestershire but alsoconceded 71 runsoff 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 runsoff just 94 balls with seven fours and three sixes, and put on 99 runs for the second
wicket with Paul Nixon (76) and 81 runs for the third with Trevor Ward (45).

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Sub: badani batting

badani is very good batsmen and good fielder. definetely he should be in the indian team. why the selectors are not selecting him in one ...


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Sub: Badani is a very good player

We need this guy in the national team in place of Dinesh Mongia. Badani is a very good bat as well as a very good ...


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Sub: my fist massege

hey, shivsuder das how are you ? you are greet man your beeting very good by shrutikanta malik from orissa


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Sub: Badani for 2007 WC in West Indies

Hope the BCCI is reading all this... After the tour of England, we hope to see him in Australia.


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Sub: he's the man

Badani should have played in the world cup in place of D.Mongia. He used to win matches in tough situations for India. He was dropped ...


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