India will enter the upcoming restricted overs sequence towards England on a constructive be aware, having crushed Northamptonshire by 10 runs after a powerful show by the bowlers of their second warm-up match on Sunday. India had earlier defeated Derbyshire by seven wickets. After Harshal Patel lifted India from a precarious place to 149 for eight with a 36-ball 54, the visiting bowlers fired in unison to bowl out the county facet for 139 with three balls to spare. Arshdeep Singh, Avesh Khan, Yuzvendra Chahal and Harshal picked up two wickets apiece as Northamptonshire failed to beat India’s complete.
Earlier, requested to bat first, India have been off to a disastrous begin shedding Sanju Samson within the very first supply of the match, the profitable bowler being skipper Joshua Cobb.
One-down bat Rahul Tripathi, too, didn’t final lengthy however extra hassle awaited India as pacer Brandon Glover despatched again Suryakumar Yadav to go away the guests tottering at 8/3 within the third over.
Glover two wickets in fast succession put Northamptonshire on high earlier than a partnership of 43 runs for the fourth wicket steadied the ship. Nonetheless, Ishan Kishan, having laboured to 16 off 20 balls, fell to left-arm spinner Freddie Heldreich to deliver to an finish the temporary partnership.
That signalled the arrival of Dinesh Karthik and the seasoned campaigner straightaway acquired into the groove with a number of boundaries and a six.
Nonetheless, Karthik acquired out after making a brisk 34 off 26 balls as India slipped to 72 for 5 in the beginning of the twelfth over.
Venkatesh Iyer scored a sedate 20 off 22 balls, but it surely was Harshal who did the majority of the scoring when India wanted runs to place up a difficult complete. Harshal struck 5 fours and three sixes throughout his breezy knock.
For Northamptonshire, Brandon Glover was probably the most profitable bowler with figures of three/33, whereas there have been two wickets apiece for medium pacer Nathan Buck and Heldreich.
Transient scores: India: 149/8 in 20 overs (Harshal Patel 54, Dinesh Karthik 34; Brandon Glover 3/33) Northamptonshire: 139 all out in 19.3 overs (Saif Zaib 33; Avesh Khan 2/16, Yuzvendra Chahal 2/25).
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