West Indies A sitting pretty against India A
West Indies A moved into a strong position as they restricted India A to 123 for three in their first innings in response to the visitors' total of 429 at stumps on the second day of their four-day game, here Thursday.
Overnight 264 for 5, the Windies extended their innings thanks to Assad Fudadin (86, 201b, 10x4, 1x6) and some gritty batting by Nikita Millier (49, 86b, 5x4) while off-spinner Parvez Rasool came away with a haul of 5 for 116.
In reply, the home team lost wickets at regular intervals with opener Lokesh Rahul (46, 100b, 7x4) held one end up while he lost partner Jiwanjot Singh (16) and skipper Cheteshwar Pujara (3) before being dismissed after putting on 60 runs for the third wicket with Manpreet Juneja who was batting on 47 (77b, 7x4).
Brief scores: West Indies'A' (1st innings): 429 all out in 135 overs (Kraigg Brathwaite 92, Kirk Edwards 91, Narsingh Deonaraine 28, Assad Fudadin 86, Chadwik Walton 35, Nikita Miller 49, Parvez Rasool 5 for 116, Ishwar Pandey 2 for 69) vs India 'A' (1st innings): 124 for 3 in 43 overs (Lokesh Rahul 46, Manpreet Juneja 47 batting).
(Posted on 26-09-2013)