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Fit-again Sharma, Pandey hit tons in India A’s win over Lanka

Fit-again Sharma, Pandey hit tons in India A’s win over Lanka
Playing his first match after recovering from a fractured finger and shoulder injury, Sharma cracked a brilliant 111-ball 142 before getting run out. Pandey stroked his way to an unbeaten 135 off 113 balls. Invited to bat, India A scored runs at a brisk pace, with the openers, Sharma and Unmukt Chand, carting the bowlers all over the park and helping the team post 72 runs in the first 10 overs. The home team notched up a mammoth 382 for six and in reply, the Sri Lankans were restricted to 294 for nine.

Sharma, who was on 36 when Chand departed, forged a 214-run partnership with Pandey. Sharma, playing after a two-month injury layoff, showed no signs of discomfort and took to the attack from the start. His knock was laced with 18 fours and a six. He fell short of his crease while trying to steal a second run when a direct hit from Lahiru Gamage found the target in the 41st over.Pandey, however remained undeterred. His brilliant knock included 15 fours and a six.

Briefscores India A 382/6 in 50 overs (Rohit 142, Pandey 135*; D Prasad 3/57) beat Sri Lanka 294/9 (Upul Tharanga 76; Karn Sharma 4/47) by 88 runs.
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