Under the captaincy of Dinesh Karthik, India beat Northamptonshire by 10 runs in the second warm-up match. Earlier, India defeated Derbyshire by 7 wickets in the first warm-up match.

Under the captaincy of Dinesh Karthik, the Indian team got back-to-back victories in both the practice matches. In the second match, Northamptonshire won the toss and asked India to bat. India scored 149 runs for 8 wickets in 20 overs. After this, chasing the target of 150 runs, the opposing team was all out for 139 runs in 19.3 overs and India won

Harshal Patel scored 54 runs in 36 balls

India scored 149 while playing first, but opener batsman Sanju Samson was dismissed for a golden duck in the very first ball of the innings. After this, Rahul Tripathi lost his wicket for 7 runs while Suryakumar Yadav disappointed and he too was out for a duck facing 3 balls. India lost their first three wickets for just 8 runs. After this Ishan Kishan tried, but he too returned to the pavilion after scoring 16 runs.

Captain Dinesh Karthik scored 34 runs off 26 balls with the help of one six and three fours, while Venkatesh Iyer made 20 runs. After this Harshal Patel showed his strength and he scored 54 runs in 36 balls with the help of 3 sixes and 5 fours. Avesh Khan and Arshdeep Singh also lost their wickets for ducks while Chahal remained unbeaten on two runs. Out of the 8 wickets that India lost, four batsmen were dismissed for zero.

Chasing the target of 150 runs, the Northamptonshire team was completely destroyed in front of the Indian bowlers and could reach only 139 runs. Saif Zabi played the biggest innings of 33 runs for this team, while other batsmen disappointed. For India, Arshdeep Singh, Harshal Patel, Avesh Khan, Chahal took two wickets each while Krishna and Venkatesh Iyer took one wicket each.

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