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PHOTOS: Tiwary, Yuvraj send England XI on leather hunt

Last updated on: October 30, 2012 21:01 IST

PHOTOS: Tiwary, Yuvraj send England XI on leather hunt

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Manoj Tiwary made sure the selectors take a good look at him while announcing the team for the upcoming Test series against England, with a determined knock of 93 that helped India 'A' recover from a wobbly start to a healthy 369 for 9 on Day 1 of the three-day tour game.

Match Report | Updates from Day 1

Earlier, opener Abhinav Mukund and Yuvraj Singh also made vital contributions with quick-fire half centuries after Suresh Raina elected to bat on winning the toss at the Brabourne stadium.

Bengal captain Tiwary looked set for a deserving century, but play across against England pacer Tim Bresnan and lost his stumps.


Image: India 'A' Manoj Tiwary hits a shot on the first day of the warm-up game against England in Mumbai
Photographs: Danish Siddiqui/Reuters

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Early trouble for the visitors

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England fast bowler Steven Finn suffered a right thigh injury midway through the first session of play. He hurt himself while fielding and left the ground after bowling just four overs.

Teammate Tim Bresnan told reporters later that he is not sure what exactly was wrong with Finn.

"I don't know (how serious is the injury) what's happening there. Probably we would get back to the hotel and doc would check him out," said Bresnan.

According to an ECB spokesperson, Finn is set to undergo a scan and that will make clear the exact nature of his injury.


Image: England's captain Alastair Cook gestures during first day of warm-up game against India 'A' cricket team in Mumbai
Photographs: Danish Siddiqui/Reuters

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Another flop day for Raina

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Raina flopped once again, knocked out for 20.

The home team lost Mukund, Murali Vijay (7) and Ajinkya Rahane (4) in the first session, during which they scored 113, and then surrendered the wickets of Raina (20), Yuvraj and Wridhiman Saha (20) in the second.

Samit Patel sent back Raina, while James Anderson got rid off Saha.


Image: India 'A' team's captain Suresh Raina reacts after being dismissed on the first day of the warm-up game against England in Mumbai
Photographs: Danish Siddiqui/Reuters

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Yuvraj shines with the bat

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Yuvraj, eager to bag the No 6 spot in the Indian Test batting line-up for the upcoming four-Test series against the visitors, struck seven sweetly-timed fours and four well-hit sixes, two each off left-arm spinner Patel and Swann, in his 80-ball 59 before the latter exacted revenge by deceiving him in flight and had him stumped.

Tiwary then put on a century partnership with Irfan Pathan, who scored 46 in 113 minutes.

The duo put on 110 for the seventh wicket in 168 balls, with Pathan striking five fours and two sixes, to take the team past the 300-mark.


Image: India 'A' team's Yuvraj Singh reacts as he walks back to the pavilion on the first day of the warm-up game against England in Mumbai
Photographs: Danish Siddiqui/Reuters

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