Porter Unable To Prevent England Lions Loss


Jamie Porter has featured twice for the England Lions over the past three days, but unfortunately for the 25-year-old, both matches have ended in defeat.

Facing an India A side that included the likes of Ajinkya Rahane and Hanuma Vihari, Porter only bowled five overs in the first match and was unable to take any wickets. He wasn’t required to bat as England were 285/7 following the 50 overs, and India reached their target of 286 with the first ball of the final over.

Earlier today the two sides faced off again at Thiruvananthapuram and India A romped to 303/6 during the 50 overs, with Porter taking the first wicket of the day in the form of Anmolpreet Singh.

Porter was unable to add to his tally during his ten overs and was the last man standing for the England Lions, who ended up all out for 165 and suffered their second defeat in three days.

The sides will face again on Sunday and if India A win, they’ll claim the series before the final two fixtures on Tuesday 29 January and Thursday 31 January.