Cook (112*) and Patel (82*) stitched an unbeaten partnership of 153 runs for the fifth wicket to take England close to India A\'s first innings total of 369.
England XI 265 for 4 after 78 overs: Alastair Cook begins the Indian tour with a sparkling hundred that has helped England XI to claw their way back after they were reduced to 133 for 4. Samit Patel too played a brilliant knock as the two shared an unbroken stand of over 100 runs for the fifth wicket. Both the batsmen got a lifeline each. While Patel was dropped by Saha when he was on 29, Cook was grassed behind wickets when he was batting on 87.
England XI 227 for 4 after 68 overs: Samit Patel has got fifty. A very strong innings from him to push his case for the No. 6 spot in England's Test side. Alastair Cook has reached 89 after being dropped by Wriddhiman Saha behind the stumps off Yuvraj Singh when on 87.
England XI 213 for 4 after 62 overs: Alastair Cook and Samit Patel have extended their partnership to 80. Patel is on 45, nearing his fifty. Cook is 20 away from a century.
England XI 203 for 4 after 58 overs: England have crossed 200 and now trail India A by 166 runs. Alastair Cook is on 77 and Samit Patel on 38.
England XI 186 for 4 after 55 overs: Alastair Cook and Samit Patel propped up England after the visitors were pegged back by part time Indian spinners - Yuvraj Singh and Suresh Raina - who picked up three wickets straight after lunch. But the unbroken 53 run stand between skipper Cook and allrounder Patel ensured that the team didn't lose any more wickets before tea.
England XI 178 for 4 after 50 overs: England have scored 26 runs since Ian Bell departed in the 38th over. Alastair Cook is anchoring the visitors' innings with a half-century, while Samit Patel is helping him out in the middle. England were jolted by Indian part-time spinners - Yuvraj Singh and Suresh Raina - in the session after lunch, picking up the wickets of three top order batsmen.
England XI 136 for 4 after 40 overs: Alastair Cook has reached his half-century but the England XI are still 233 runs behind India A. Samit Patel is at the crease. Big opportunity for him to stake a claim for the first Test.
England XI 133 for 4 after 38 overs: Yuvraj Singh gets a second wicket as Ian Bell edges to slip. England XI are struggling.
England XI 128 for 3 after 37 overs: Yuvraj Singh gets the ball and dismisses Kevin Pietersen third ball. The batsman came down the track to hit the ball hard but mistimed it and Yuvraj took a good catch to his left. Pietersen has been dismissed for 23.
England XI 115 for 2 after 33 overs: Kevin Pietersen is on the move. He's hit Suresh Raina for six down the ground and four off the back foot in successive balls. Then came a life on 16 when Ajinkya Rahane at short leg put down a tough chance to his right. Pietersen has sped to 18 off 13 balls. Alastair Cook is on 40 from 88.
England XI 98 for 2 after 30 overs: Suresh Raina brings himself on for some offspin and gets rid of Jonathan Trott for 56. England's No. 3 played back to an offbreak and was bowled. Kevin Pietersen walks in and puts his first ball away for a quick single to mid-on.
England XI 86 for 1 after 28 overs: Alastair Cook and Jonathan Trott have begun the second session watchfully, scoring seven runs off the first three overs.
Lunch: England XI 79 for 1 Following the early dismissal of Nick Compton, skipper Alastair Cook and Jonathan Trott steadied England XI with an unbroken 77-run stand to reach 79 for 1 at lunch after bowling out India A for 369 on day two of the three-day warm-up tie at the Brabourne Stadium.
Ashok Dinda had Nick Compton caught behind to wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha without troubling the scorers in just the second over of the England XI innings after the resumption of India A innings on Wednesday lasted just one ball. But Cook and Trott got their act together to ensure no more early jitters to the tourists' first innings on the tour.
While Cook was more sedate in his approach, Trott kept a consistent flow of boundaries to keep the scoreboard ticking at a run-rate of above three an over. Trott was just two shy of a half-century and Cook was on 30 when the umpires called lunch.
Earlier in the morning, James Anderson trapped Vinay Kumar in front on the first ball of resumption of play. Vinay was 25 not out overnight but couldn't add another run to the team's total on Wednesday.