London: Indian colts put themselves in control after reducing England under-19 to 212 for six on the second day of the second four-day cricket match at the Denis Compton Oval at Shenley on Monday.

Delhi's Ishant Sharma picked two wickets to push the host on the back foot after captain Tanmay Srivastava's marathon 182 gave the Indians a commanding total of 414.

Rory Hamilton-Brown was guarding the England innings against complete disintegration with an unbeaten 53.

The 18-year-old right-hander, who has so far faced 131 balls and struck six fours in his three-hour knock, shared a 76-run partnership with Michael O'Shea as he rescued England from a perilous 111 for five.

Sharma, who had earlier dismissed opener Billy Godleman for a first-ball duck, broke the partnership when he had O'Shea, who scored a relatively quick 39 from 69 balls, caught behind by Omkar Gurav.

Left-handed Adam Lyth was the other significant contributor with 45 from 78 balls and eight fours.

Abu Nechim, Harshad Khadiwale and Shahbaz Nadeem picked one wicket each for India. PTI

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