India A beat England XI in practice game

New Delhi, Jan 6 (IANS) India A beat England XI by 53 runs here Sunday in the first of the two practice matches for the visitors ahead of the five-match One-Day International (ODI) bilateral series starting Jan 11.

In a shortened match, India put up a total of 224/4 in 39 overs after being put in to bat by England XI skipper Ian Bell.

In reply, the visitors could only manage 175 before being bowled out with three overs to spare, while chasing a revised target of 229 in 39 overs.