Jack Carson went on the attack with the bat as England Lions took control of their unofficial Test against India A in Ahmedabad.

An unbroken stand of 84 from Carson (53 not out) and Matthew Potts (44 not out) lifted the tourists to 553-8 declared.

Matthew Fisher’s four-wicket burst then reduced the hosts to 215-8 at the close of day two.

Carson’s clean hitting saw him collect six fours and two sixes in an aggressive 35-ball knock before he and Potts were called in midway through the afternoon. They had added 84 in 10.4 overs.

Fisher probed away at the top of off stump and exploited a hint of movement with the new ball to take the first four Indian wickets before the hosts lurched to 50-6 in the 14th over.

Rajat Patidar was a class apart, though, and batted masterfully to go to stumps on 140 not out.

Carson only bowled four overs and currently has figures of 0-42.

Josh Bohannon earlier followed up Lancashire team-mate Keaton Jennings’ impressive 154 with a century of his own, the Lions captain converting his overnight 93 to 125.