Opener Rahul Dewan hit a fighting unbeaten half-century after bowlers shot out England in the morning session as Haryana put up an improved show against the visitors on the second day of the warm-up game, here on Friday.
Haryana reached 172 for four at stumps after bowling out England for 521 in 118.2 overs. Haryana spinners took five of the six wickets that fell in the day although England scored at a brisk pace, adding 113 runs in 28.2 overs after resuming at 408 for three.
Dewan (77) and Sandeep Singh (2) were at the crease for Haryana when stumps were drawn for the day.
England lost the last five wickets for just 14 runs as they went after the bowlers.
Jayant Yadav (4/110) took three wickets on Friday while Test discard Amit Mishra (4/67) added two scalps to his tally as the two spinners shared eight wickets between them.
Sachin Rana provided the first breakthrough when he dismissed Ian Bell (62). Samit Patel and Matt Prior (41) added quick 69 runs for the fifth wicket but once the latter was stumped off Jayant Yadav, England’s innings fell apart.
Dewan and Sunny Singh (55) then put on 97 runs for the second wicket in a strong reply to England’s mammoth total but Haryana are still trailing by a huge 349-run margin.
Haryana lost opener Nitin Saini with the scorecard reading 28. He cut paceman Tim Bresnan straight into the hands of point fielder Nick Compton.
Sunny Singh joined Dewan and the duo took Haryana to 103 for one at tea. Dewan has faced 181 balls so far and helped himself with 10 shots to the fence. After the interval, Sunny Singh rolled his wrists nicely to pull a short ball off Graham Onions to the square-leg boundary to reach his half-century
He, though, could not stay long and was out in the next over caught by Trott in the slips off the bowling of local lad Samit Patel. The run-rate dropped with the fall of Singh as from 125 for 2 in the 37th over, Haryana sauntered to 172 for 4 in 61 overs – scoring a mere 47 runs in 24 overs.
England (I Innings, O/n 408/3): Alastair Cook c Sandeep b Yadav 97, Nick Compton lbw Mishra 74, Jonathan Trott lbw Mishra 46, Kevin Pietersen (retired hurt) 110, Ian Bell c N Saini b Rana 62, Samit Patel c C Saini b Yadav 67, Matt Prior st Sandeep b Yadav 41, Tim Bresnan c Dewan b Yadav 3, Stuart Meaker c & b Mishra 0, Graham Onions b Mishra 2, Monty Panesar (not out) 0. Extras (B-11, LB-1, W-4, NB-3) 19. Total (all out, 118.2 overs) 521.
Fall of wickets: 1-166, 2-211, 3-247, 4-438, 5-507, 6-517, 7-518, 8-520, 9-521.
Bowling: Sanjay Budhwar 17-3-73-0, Amit Vashisht 26-2-129-0, Sachin Rana 25-8-66-1, Chanderpal Saini 10-2-64-0, Jayant Yadav 23-3-110-4, Amit Mishra 17.2-1-67-4.
Haryana (I Innings): Nitin Saini c Compton b Bresnan 13, Rahul Dewan (batting) 77, Sunny Singh c Trott b Patel 55, Abhimanyu Khod c Trott b Bresnan 3, Sachin Rana lbw Panesar 6, Sandeep Singh (batting) 2. Extras (B-12, LB-2, W-1, NB- 1) 16. Total (for 4 wkts, 61 overs) 172.
Fall of wickets: 1-28, 2-125, 3-136, 4-163. Bowling: Graham Onions 10-2-32-0, Tim Bresnan 13-2-47-2, Stuart Meaker 11-1-31-0, Monty Panesar 18-6-32-1, Samit Patel 8-2-15-1, Kevin Pietersen 1-0-1-0.