Rishabh Pant hits 73 not out, KL Rahul finds form as India A beat England Lions

first_img Rajarshi Gupta ThiruvananthapuramJanuary 29, 2019UPDATED: January 29, 2019 17:38 IST KL Rahul scored 42 in his 2nd match since his suspension over Koffee with Karan controversy was lifted. (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSRishabh Pant scored 73 not out off 76 balls as India A beat England Lions on TuesdayKL Rahul found some form after the Koffee with Karan controversy and scored 42Shardul Thakur took four wickets for India AKL Rahul scored 42 off 77 balls as India A beat England Lions by 6 wickets in the 4th unofficial ODI in Thiruvananthapuram on Tuesday. Chasing 222 to win, Rahul found form after the Koffee with Karan controversy.KL Rahul was suspended along with Hardik Pandya after their controversial statements on chat show Koffee with Karan. The pair was asked to return home before the ODI series began earlier in January. However, the Indian board later decided to lift the suspensions pending the appointment of an ombudsman.While Pandya flew out to New Zealand picked 2 for 45 in India’s series-clinching victory on Monday, KL Rahul stayed back to play for India A. He, however, managed only 13 in his first game after returning from suspension.KL Rahul was part of the Indian squad for the Test series in Australia. But he was dropped after the first two matches following scores of 2, 44, 2 and 0. He returned for the New Year’s Test in Sydnet but got out for 9 in the only innings India batted.Meanwhile, Rishabh Pant, sent back home to hone his finishing skills, gave a fine exhibition of his talent. Pant was the second highest scorer in the Test series in Austraia after Cheteshwar Pujara but he was not named in the ODI squad for the series against the Aussies and New Zealand.Ravi Shastri said the team wanted Pant to polish his finishing skills and insisted he was in reckoning for a World Cup berth.Against England Lions, Pant walked in to bat at No.5 and added crucial runs for Deepak Hooda for the fifth wicket. Pant took his time to get going and was happy for Hooda to play the aggressor as he built his innings smartly.advertisementPant has often been guilty of playing too many shots too early but he showed gradual improvement during the Test series Down Under.Both Pant and Hooda finished not out as the highest scorers in the Indian innings, having scored 73 and 47, respectively.Earlier, Shardul Thakur took a four-wicket haul while Rahul Chahar took two wickets to restrict England Lions to 221 for 8.India A had already sealed the five-match series with a 60-run win on Sunday.Also Read | Hardik, Rahul were gracious when I apologised: Karan Johar tells India Today at DavosAlso Read | KL Rahul scores 13 on return but India A win series with 60-run win over England LionsAlso Read | Glad Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul’s suspensions were lifted: Rahul DravidFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Tags :Follow KL RahulFollow Rishabh PantFollow Deepak HoodaFollow Shardul ThakurFollow India AFollow England Lions Rishabh Pant hits 73 not out, KL Rahul finds form as India A beat England LionsKL Rahul scored 42, Rishabh Pant made 73 not out while Shardul Thakur took four wickets as India A defeated England Lions by 6 wickets in the 4th unofficial ODI in Thiruvananthapuram.advertisementlast_img read more

More than just cars at UKs biggest consumer show

The 2002 British International Motor Show, in association with the Daily Telegraph, promises to be a fun-filled, half-term treat for all the family. Visitors to the NEC in October can expect more than just glitzy cars to keep them entertained at this year’s event.Peugeot will be hosting their biggest stand to date, decked out like a mini shopping mall, complete with street entertainers and an exclusively choreographed dance troop performing each day.For the budding artist in the family, Daihatsu’s Paint Box will be the place to be. Youngsters will have the chance to show off their creative skills by painting a range of Daihatsu cars in whatever style they like.And if it’s a bit of pampering you’re after, drop the kids off at the Nissan sponsored playcare centre and pop into The Sanctuary. The healthy-lifestyle relaxation zone will host salad and juice bars and offer massages to relax you after the excitement of the Show.Responding to the recent growth in family-car sales, Vauxhall’s new Meriva, billed as a compact car with MPV versatility, will make its UK debut. The new Renault Espace and Peugeot 807 people-carrier will also be making their first UK appearance alongside some of the industry’s sexiest numbers.You can also get in on some early Motor Show action by filling your car up at participating Shell garages for the chance to win your dream car. Every time a customer fills up with Shell Optimax Unleaded, they will be given a pack of six special Motor Show Top Trumps cards. Whoever collects all 18 will pick their star prize from the 700 cars on show, up to the value of £50,000.Notes to editors: Motor Show Top Trumps cards will be available to those buying Shell Optimax fuel from participating Shell garages until 3 September 2002. Winners, who collect all 18 individual cards, can choose one car up to the value of £50,000 at the 2002 British International Motor Show. Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) For visitors without access to the Internet, tickets are available through the Motor Show box office ticket line on 0870 906 2002. Lines are open 9am – 8pm on weekdays and 10am – 8pm at the weekend. The British International Motor Show 2002 takes place from 23 October to 3 November at Birmingham’s NEC with public access from 24 October. Discount tickets for the Show are now on sale for those who book in advance through the web site at www.motorshow.co.uk Visitors can save £3 by booking on-line, with adult tickets priced at £12 for public days. On the door, tickets are priced at £15. For the Daily Telegraph preview day on 24 October, tickets cost £25 in advance but £40 on the door, an on-line saving of more than a third. All discounts are available until midnight on Sunday 13 October, when tickets revert to normal on-the-door prices. The number of MPVs registered in the UK has risen dramatically in recent years. In 2000, 59,987 units were registered, a figure which rose to 79,922 in 2001. In the first six months of this year, 46,271 MPVs were registered in the UK. During the Show, doors will open from 9.30am to 7pm on all public days, closing at 5pm on the final day. read more