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Cricket news - Billings ton in vain as India A take 1-0 lead

Billings scored an unbeaten 108.

Sam Billings captain was not tapping enough, as Ajinkya rahane is proposed and to draw Ishan Kishan hit half-centuries, India's chase of 286 house with three wickets in hand, to help the hosts to a 1: 0 lead in the five-match series.

Put in to bat first, England Lions were off to a steady start courtesy of opener Alex Davies's half-century. Billings took over from there, scoring an unbeaten 108 off 104 balls to lead his team to a competitive total. India bowlers struck at regular intervals but a well-set Billings the held a the end like a lion added 66 runs in the last six overs.

The hosts were equally stable in their hunting, with skipper rahane put proposed on a 66-run stand with another opener Anmolpreet Singh and a second wicket partnership of 73 with Shreyas Iyer, who missed a half century by just five runs.

Danny Briggs struck twice in the same over, take proposed rahane and Hanuma Vih?ri, leaving the hosts with an equation by 120 to get the in 97 balls. However, Kishan and Krunal Pandya to put if in time acceleration, your team will hunt together again. Pandya, chipped in with 29 from 25, while Axar Patel after his two-wicket haul with a fine supporting hand from 18 to India on the threshold of victory.

Kishan stayed until the end to find with the hosts to spare, the winning runs with five balls.

Brief scores: England lions 285/7 in 50 overs (Sam Billings 108*, Alex Davies 54; Mayank Markande 2-45, Axar Patel 2-52) lost to India 288/7 in 49.1 overs (Ajinkya rahane proposed for 59, Ishan Kishan 57*; Zak Chappell 3-84, Danny Briggs 2-31) by three wickets.

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