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WEST INDIES A
Over 39.1 || Score 235
India A won the match by 77 runs. A Nurse's innings of 57 in mere 50 balls irritated the Indian bowlers a bit in the end. But Narwal took his wicket and finished the West Indian innings on 235 runs. Four Indian bowlers -- Narwal, R Sharma, Y Pathan and V Kumar – shared two wickets each. N Deonarine and Nurse were the top scorers for the visiting team with the scores of 57 each. With this win India take the 1-0 lead in the three match series against WI.
AR Nurse c Ojha b Narwal 57 (50b)
RR Beaton hit wicket b Unadkat 15 (18b)
NO Miller c & b Sharma 2 (3b)
WEST INDIES A Over: 30 II Score: 176/7
West Indies have lost three more wickets in Devon Thomas, Andre Russell and Narsingh Deonarine. Thomas fell to Pathan after being adjudged lbw. He scored 10 (9b, 4X1). Russell was run out while attempting a quick single. Vinay Kumar’s throw from square leg was dead straight and Russell was caught short of his crease at the non-strikers’ end. He scored just 1 (3b). Narsingh Deonarine was the seventh West Indian batsman to depart as he went after a delivery from Rahul Sharma but didn’t get enough bat on the shot offering a simple catch to Mandeep at midwicket.
WEST INDIES A Over: 20 II Score: 112/4
Narwal got India the third wicket in Edwards after the batsman edged the penultimate delivery of the 11th over to wicketkeeper Ojha. He scored 19 (23b, 4X3). Andre Fletcher came in as the next batsman. Fletcher got off the mark in the 12th over with a boundary off Rahul Sharma. He ended the over with another boundary. Yusuf Pathan was introduced into the attack and Deonarine greeted him with back-to-back boundaries off his first two deliveries. In Pathan’s next over, Fletcher scored a biggie sending the ball over midwicket boundary. Pathan had his revenge when Flethcer top edged his fifth delivery of the 20th over and was caught by Chand at square leg. He scored 29 (33b, 4X2, 6X1). Devon Thomas and Narsingh Deonarine are in the middle.
WEST INDIES A Over: 10 II Score: 57/2
Nkrumah Bonner and Keiran Powell opened the innings for West Indies A as they look to chase down the target of 313 runs set by India A. West Indies A got off to a flying starts as Bonner scored two boundaries in the first over of the innings bowled by Jaydev Unadkat. Nine runs came in it. Bonner added two more boundaries to his total in the next over bowled by Sumit Narwal. 11 runs came in it. Powell scored his first in the third over playing the second delivery to square leg. Vinay Kumar was introduced in the fourth over and he immediately made impact with the wicket of Bonner who was caught by wicketkeeper Ojha. He scored 16 (15b, 4X4). Kirk Edwards is the new man in the middle. Powell and Kirk each scored two boundaries in Kumar’s next over. The pair added a boundary each to their respective totals in the seventh over. Kumar got India A the second breakthrough in Powell after having him caught by Narwal at mid off. He scored 17 (16b, 4X3).
INDIA A Over: 42 II Score: 312/4
Yuvraj Singh and Yusuf Pathan went hammer and tongs over the hapless Windies bowlers as they milked them for fours and sixes. Off the 31st over, came five runs and a wicket while off the next nine runs were added to the total. Mandeep Singh was cleaned up by Miller. He scored 67 (78b, 4X7, 6X1). Off the first delivery if the 33rd, Yuvraj scored his second six of the innings. Yuvi launched an all out attack on Miller in the 35th over hitting him for three sixes and a boundary. 23 r7uns came in it. The next six deliveries went relatively unscathed as just one boundary was scored. In the 37th over, it was Pathan’s turn to score some runs and he scored three sixes and two boundaries off Nurse’s six deliveries. Yuvraj continued with his assault from the other end and added 24 runs to his total with the help of three boundaries and two sixes in the 38th over. He reached his century with a maximum off the first delivery of that over. 39th over went quietly as just five runs came in it. Bonner’s second delivery of the 40th over was a full toss and Yuvraj holed out to Beaton at long on unable to time his shot properly. He scored 123 (89b, 4X8, 6X7). In the final over, Pathan took his team’s score to 312/4 with the help of three sixes.
INDIA A Over: 30 II Score: 147/2
Six runs came in the 21st over including a boundary to Mandeep through covers. Off the first delivery of the next, Mandeep scored a maximum over midwicket boundary. Off the sixth delivery of the same over, Mandeep reached his fifty with a single. Nine came of that Nurse’s over. Mandeep scored two more boundaries in the following two overs. Beaton was brought back into the attack in the 26th over and Yuvraj struck a boundary off his second delivery over point. Later, in the 28th over, Yuvi scored another boundary off Beaton – his second of the innings. Cummins’ first delivery of the 30th over was sent over long on boundary for a maximum by Yuvi. 10 runs came in it.
INDIA A Over: 20 II Score: 82/2
Spin in Nikita Miller was introduced in the 11th over in which came just one run. In the next, Andre Russell bowled one short and Uthappa went for the pull. Cummins took a catch in the deep to end his innings. Uthappa scored 23 (37b, 4X2). His departure brought Yuvraj Singh to the middle. He got off the mark of the first delivery he faced. Mandeep Singh struck his fourth boundary in the 17th over, bowled by Miller, thanks to an inside edge. The West Indies A bowlers have been bowling a tight line and length and haven’t given the India A batsmen any chance to loosen up a bit.
INDIA A Over: 10 II Score: 43/1
Unmukt Chand and Robin Uthappa opened the innings for the home side. Miguel Cummins began the proceedings for the visitors. Uthappa got off the mark in the first over with a single. Chand opened his account with a single as well in the next over bowled by Ronsford Beaton. Off the sixth delivery of the second over, Uthappa got an edge but it went past slip for a boundary. West Indies A didn’t have to wait for a wicket for long as in the third over, Cummins got Chand out caught behind. He departed after scoring just 1(10b). Mandeep came in to bat at no 3. Singh scored his first boundary in the sixth over via cut over point region. He scored his next boundary with another cut after Cummins dropped his sixth delivery of the seventh over short and wide. Two more boundaries were added to India A total in the following two overs – one each to Uthappa and Singh.
TOSS: West Indies A have won the toss and elected to field first.
MATCH UPDATE: After inspection, the match has been reduced to 42 overs a side. The toss will be at 10:30 (IST).
Update: The toss has been delayed due to wet outfield.
Yuvraj Singh would be the cynosure of all eyes when he captains India A, a team on a roll after the cleansweep against New Zealand A, in an ODI series against the West Indies A starting here from Sunday.
The glory of thrashing New Zealand A 3-0 was achieved under the captaincy of Unmukt Chand, who perfectly marshalled his team to victory.
All eyes, however, will be trained on how Yuvraj, who has been out of favour in the recent times, handles the team as a captain against the West Indians. The left-hander, who battled and won over cancer, would be aiming to get back into the reckoning.