Nick Compton and Jonathan Trott hit half-centuries for England

Compton and Trott hit half-centuries
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England end day three against Haryana in a strong position courtesy of half-centuries from Nick Compton and Jonathan Trott.

Nick Compton and Jonathan Trott both hit half-centuries as England closed day three of their final warm-up match at 118-0.

Their opponents, Haryana, were bowled out for 333 in reply to England's 521.

Rahul Dewan made England's bowlers work, hitting 143 and spending a total of almost eight hours at the crease.

Tim Bresnan and Stuart Meaker claimed three wickets each for tourists.

Matt Prior returned to the side having been unwell on Friday.

Compton's name has been linked to the vacant opener's role in the Test side left by the retirement of Andrew Strauss.

The final day of the match takes place in Ahmedabad tomorrow.

Ian Bell
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