U-19 1st Test: Ferrario hits as India declares at 431/8

Replying to the visitors’ first edition score of 501 for five declared, Indian batsmen faced a few hiccups, but coasted to 431 for eight and declared the innings in the post-tea session

Daryl Ferrario

Daryl Ferrario's 117 was decorated with 14 hits to the boundary.   -  PTI

Daryl Ferrario hit a fighting ton, while Sujumon Joseph chipped in with a well-made half-century, as India Under-19 team declared after scoring 431 for eight in its first innings against England on the third day of the first Test match here on Wednesday.

Replying to the visitors’ first edition score of 501 for five declared, Indian batsmen faced a few hiccups, but coasted to 431 for eight and declared the innings in the post-tea session at the VCA Stadium at Jamtha near here.

The host lost overnight batsmen Jonty Singh (33) and R. Thakur (31) in a short span of time, but Ferrario fought back and made a well-crafted century to provide stability to the Indian innings. His 117 was decorated with 14 hits to the boundary. He was ably supported by Joseph, who remained unbeaten on 62.

England, in its second essay, was 23 for one in eight overs, losing the wicket of opener Max Holder 8, who fell to K. Seth.

At the draw of stumps on the penultimate day, Harry Brook was batting on 15 and giving him company was Gentry Brooke, who was yet to open his account.

With just one day left in the four-day match, a result looks unlikely.

Brief scores: England 501 for 5 decl. & 23/1 vs India 431/8 decl.