Steven Mullaney’s England Lions side were beaten by five wickets in the tri-series final against India A at the Kia Oval.

The Notts captain, skippering the home side, lost the toss, meaning his side were put in by the tourists.

Losing Tom Kohler-Cadmore (5) and Nick Gubbins (12) early, England were soon under pressure at 33-2.

But Sam Hain (108) and Liam Livingstone (83) then put of 152 for the third wicket, to give their side a decent platform.

But the middle and lower order were unable to maintain the momentum, despite a run-a-ball knock of 17 from Mullaney.

No other player was able to get into double figures as the Lions eventually finished on 264-9 from their 50 overs.

Khaleel Ahmed (3-48), Deepak Chahar (3-58) and Shardul Thakur (2-42) all help to restrict England with key wickets.

India A got off to a better start in their innings and were always able to keep wickets in hand as all their batsmen weighed in with double figure scores.

Mayank Agarwal (40), Shreyas Iyer (44) and Hanuma Vihari (37) all made useful contributions to help the visitors to 196-5.

At that point, the game was still in the balance, but Rishabh Pant (64 not out) and Krunal Pandya (34 not out) came together to forge a match-winning and unbeaten stand of 71 to get their side home with 10 balls to spare.

Mullaney bowled an economical 10-over spell of 1-37.


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