Rahul and Kishan score rapid fifties as India ace steep chase against England

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Liam Livingstone impressed with bat and shot for England earlier going disconnected the tract with a digit injury

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KL Rahul extended his scintillating signifier from the IPL  ICC/Getty Images

India 192 for 3 (Kishan 70, Rahul 51, Pant 29*) bushed England 188 for 5 (Bairstow 49, Moeen 43*, Livingstone 30, Shami 3-40) by 7 wickets

Fifties from KL Rahul and Ishan Kishan astatine the apical of the bid led India to a seven-wicket triumph successful their archetypal warm-up crippled against England. Apart from mounting the basal for a palmy pursuit of 189, the 82-run opening concern betwixt Rahul and Kishan, disconnected conscionable 50 balls, besides near India with an absorbing prime up of their opening lucifer of the tourney proper.

Before the match, Virat Kohli indicated that Rahul would unfastened with Rohit Sharma - who was rested for this crippled - erstwhile the tourney begins, and that helium himself would bat astatine No. 3. Rahul showed wherefore his skipper wants him astatine the apical of the order, providing the aboriginal impetus with 51 disconnected conscionable 24 balls, carrying connected the scintillating signifier helium showed successful his past lucifer of the IPL play for Punjab Kings.

With a 46-ball 70, Kishan ensured helium made a beardown lawsuit for enactment too, successful the mediate bid if not astatine the top.

India won with an implicit to spare, but the lucifer was tighter than that borderline suggested, with Chris Jordan sending down a wide, precocious full-toss that was no-balled and ran distant past the keeper to the boundary, to alteration the equation from 16 required disconnected 9 balls to 11 disconnected eight. Hardik Pandya swung ...

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