England's bowlers had a tough afternoon against Haryana in their final warm-up match, as the home side ended day two on 172 for four and two batsmen recording fifties.

England's bowlers had a tough afternoon against Haryana in their final warm-up match, as the home side ended day two on 172 for four and two batsmen recording fifties.

Sunny Singh and Rahul Dewan frustrated the England bowlers for much or the hot afternoon, with Sunny making 55 and Dewan ending the day unbeaten on 77. Tim Bresnan took two of the four wickets to fall.

England were bowled out for 521 in the first session. Ian Bell had come on on 57 overnight but was out soon after, caught behind by Nitin Saini off Sachin Rana for 62.

This left Samit Patel to continue his sterling form on this tour, and he did not disappoint, putting on 69 for the fifth wicket with Matt Prior. They pushed the score past 500 before Prior was out for 41.

Patel fell soon afterwards for 67, and it was all over a few runs later as Amit Mishra removed Graham Onions and Stuart Meaker. Mishra took four wickets in the innings, as did Jayant Yadav.

Haryana's knock started off poorly as Saini was dismissed by Bresnan for 13, but Singh and Dewan rebuilt the knock and frustrated England's bowlers. With no Stuart Broad, James Anderson, Steve Finn or Graeme Swann to call on, England looked rather toothless.

Singh was out soon after the tea interval though, falling for 55 off 74 balls when he was caught by Jonathan Trott off Patel.

Dewan continued with his knock though, losing two more partners along the way to Bresnan and Monty Panesar, and ended the day on 77 not out.