India A plunders Leicestershire in second tour game

Prithvi Shaw and Mayank Agarwal starred with the bat as Leicestershire succumbed in a meek fashion.

Prithvi Shaw had yet another impressive outing with the bat.   -  GETTY IMAGES

Prithvi Shaw and Mayank Agarwal struck quickfire hundreds as India A overwhelmed Leicestershire by 281 runs in the second Tour Match, at Leicester on Tuesday.

Chasing a gargantuan 459 to win, Leicestershire barely managed to scrape past the 200-run mark. Captain Thomas Wells was the top-scorer - 62 of 93 balls - but had little support from his team-mates. with opener Harry Dearden (31) the only other batsman to score in excess of 30.

Deepak Chahar claimed three wickets while Prasidh Krishna, Deepak Hooda and Axar Patel took two wickets apiece as the host folded for a paltry 177.

Earlier, Shreyas Iyer won the toss and elected to bat first, with openers Shaw and Agarwal putting up a formidable opening partnership of 221 runs before Shaw fell to  Ateeq Javid for a brilliant 132 off 90 deliveries. The Mumbai batsman hammered 20 boundaries and three sixes during his blitzkrieg knock.

He was ably guided by Agarwal - he slammed 151 off just 106 deliveries; an innings peppered with 18 boundaries and five sixes - before the Karnataka batsman retired hurt.

That didn't deter India A's momentum, which - helped by cameos from teenage sensation Shubman Gill (86) and Hooda (38) - amassed 458 runs in 50 overs for the loss of just four wickets.

Javid, the most expensive of all the bowlers - he conceded 91 off his 10 overs -, topped the wickets column with two scalps against his name.

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