President XI rout England Lions by 152 runs in warm-up match

Thiruvananthapuram: Board President XI registered a 152-run win over England Lions on the second and final day of the warm-up match here Monday, ahead of the two-match unofficial Test series.

Set 235 to win, the visiting side finished at 83 for 2 in 30 overs. Board President XI made 246 for 6 in 59.3 overs in their second innings riding on half-centuries by captain Ishan Kishan (55 not out) and Ricky Bhui (51 retired hurt). Danny Briggs was the most successful bowler for the Lions with 2 for 40.

Bhui was involved in a 81-run partnership with Akshat Reddy (49) to steady the BP XI innings after the fall of Delhi batsman Dhruv Shorey (16) to Jamie Overton. Ishan Kishan followed up his first innings score of 40 not out with an enterprising 55-ball 55 which included 5 fours and 4 sixes.

In their second innings, the Lions lost Test discard Ben Duckett for 9, lbw to Aniket Choudhary. Steven Mullaney made only 2 runs but skipper Sam Billings (36 not out) and Will Jacks (21 not out) played out the rest of the overs. England Lions had earlier declared their first innings at 145 for 6 in 60 overs. In reply, BP XI made 134 for 5 in 30 overs.

Brief Scores: England Lions 145-6 (S Hain 40*, A Rajpoot 4-20) & 83-2 (S Billings 36*) lost to Board President XI 134-5 (Ishan Kishan 40*) & 246-6 (I Kishan 55)

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