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    Haryana-England XI warm-up: As it happened

    Haryana innings:

    Haryana 133 for 6 in 42 overs: It's over, finally. The match ends in a draw. The English team got some good practice, it has to be said, especially their batsmen. Kevin Pietersen, Nick Compton, Alastair Cook, Jonathan Trott all got plenty of runs ahead of the first Test. Also, lots of credit to Haryana for fighting till the end. Rahul Dewan (144 not out) will forever remember his efforts in the first innings. That's it from us. Will be back with the first Test on November 15.

    Haryana 96 for 5 in 29 overs: The tourists have bowled really well in the last few overs, and they sure smell victory here after sending half the Haryana team back to the hut. Nitin Saini is the latest casualty, falls to Monty Panesar after scoring a 50 as Matt Prior takes a nice catch behind the wickets. Earlier, Sunny Singh and Abhimanyu Khod were dismissed by Tim Bresnan. The hosts need 346 more to win in at least 23 overs. Clearly, it's England XI in the driver's seat.

    Haryana 73 for 2 in 16 overs: Nitin Saini is playing a blinder out there. He has hit eight boundaries during the course of 51 balls. He (42) and Sunny Singh (11) have added 28 runs so far. Ok, the umpires have just called it tea. The visitors need 369 more to win with a minimum of 36 overs to go.

    Haryana 58 for 2 in 13 overs: First innings centurions Rahul Dewan fails this time. Stuart Meaker traps him lbw for 13. Next batsman Sachin Rana follows suit as Samit Patel traps him lbw for 5. The hosts need 384 more to win this contest with a minimum of 39 overs to go.

    England XI innings:

    England XI 254 for 6 in 75.2 overs: Finally England declare, but only after a heap of wickets. Sandeep Budhwar is the pick of the bowlers with 3 for 51. The hosts need 442 to win the contest with a minimum of 52 overs to go.

    England XI 253 for 4 in 74 overs: Sandeep Budhwar picks up Ian Bell and Samit Patel in quick succession to buoy up the Haryana team. Bell departs for 48, while Patel fails to open his account. Alastair Cook and Tim Bresnan are at the crease as the tourists' lead goes up to 440, and there are no signs of declaration.

    England XI 221 for 2 in 64 overs: Trott retires tired for 101 and new batsman Matt Prior has a brief stay at the crease. His run-out for 2 means that the tourists have lost their second wicket. Tim Bresnan joins Ian Bell (32) and plays a couple of balls before the umpires call it lunch. The visitors' led is now 408 runs.

    England XI 213 for 1 in 62 overs: Jonathan Trott completes his ton. He is the third batsman to score a ton in this match after Kevin Pietersen and Rahul Dewan. The tourists' lead goes up to 400. Trott (101) and Ian Bell (26) have forged a 51-run stand so far.

    England XI 171 for 1 in 54 overs: Nick Compton (79) goes. Edges Sachin Tana straight through to wicketkeeper Sahin Rana. Jonathan Trott (80) and Ian Bell (5) are the crease with the tourists lead going up to 358.

    England XI 149 for 0 in 46 overs: Jonathan Trott (75) and Nick Compton (67) continue frustrating the Haryana bowlers. Big tons are in sight, aren't they? The tourists take their lead to 336 runs.

    Jonathan Trott (61) and Nick Compton (54) hit unbeaten fifties as England XI finished day three on 118 for 0 on Saturday with a lead of 305 runs. They would want to have more batting practice ahead of the first Test against India starting November 15, so it's highly likely that they will bat for the most part of the last day.