India A vs West Indies A : 2nd Unofficial Test, Day 1- As it happened...
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WEST INDIES A Over: 90 II Score: 283/6
The West Indies reached a formidable score of 283 runs after Chadwick Walton and Leon Johnson added 68 runs for the sixth wicket. Mohammad Shami dismissed Walton in the 88th over of the innings while Johnson remained unbeaten on 36. Bhargav Bhatt was the pick of the Indian bowlers as he scalped three wickets for 76 runs in 21 overs.
WEST INDIES A Over: 70 II Score: 216/5
West Indies A have lost five wickets. Kirk Edwards was the second wicket to fall after being stumped off Bhargav Bhatt. Narsingh Deonarine came in next and was out cheaply after scoring just 12 (28b). He fell to Zaheer Khan after being trapped in front. Assad Fudadin scored his fifty before being given out lbw off Bhatt. Kraigg Braithwaite, who scored 82, was the fifth batsman to depart after being caught by wicketkeeper Uday Kaul off Parvez Rasool. Chadwick Walton and Leon Johnson are currently at the crease for West Indies A.
WEST INDIES A Over: 28 II Score: 67/1
Kraigg Brathwaite and Kieran Powell opened the innings for West Indies A after their captain Kirk Edwards won the toss and elected to bat first. The Indian bowling attack is being led by veteran pacer Zaheer Khan in this second unofficial Test. The opening pair added 55 runs in 24.1 overs before Bhargav Bhatt removed Powell by having him caught by Mohd. Kaif. He scored 33 (70b, 5X4). His departure brought skipper Edwards to the crease. At lunch, West Indies have scored 67/1. Zaheer, Shami Ahmed and Abhishek Nayar have bowled six overs each without any success. While tweakers Bhatt and Parvez Rasool have bowled 10 overs between them with the former tasting success.
TOSS: West Indies A won the toss and opted to bat first.
The spotlight would firmly be on out of favour veterans like Virender Sehwag and Gautam Gambhir when India A seek revenge for the opening match humiliation against the West Indies A in their second unofficial Test starting from Wednesday.
Led by Cheteshwar Pujara, India A were beaten by a massive 162 runs in the opening match in Mysore.
It will be interesting to see how Pujara handles the team filled with heavyweights such as Sehwag, Gambhir and pacer Zaheer Khan , who have been out of the national team for different reasons.
Sehwag has not scored a century in 30 Test innings while Gambhir`s dry run with the bat has seen him without a century in 40 innings since January 2010.
India A: Cheteshwar Pujara (capt), Gautam Gambhir, Virender Sehwag, Sheldon Jackson, Abhishek Nayar, Paras Dogra, Uday Kaul (wk), Mohammad Kaif, Parveez Rasool, Bhargav Bhatt, Dhawal Kulkarni, Zaheer Khan, Ishwar Pandey, Mohammad Shami.
West Indies A: Kirk Edwards (c), Kieran Powell, Kraigg Brathwaite, Jonathan Carter, Sheldon Cottrell, Miguel Cummins, Narsingh Deonarine, Assad Fudadin, Jahmar Hamilton, Delorn Johnson, Leon Johnson, Nikita Miller, Veerasammy Permaul, Shane Shillingford, Chadwick Walton.
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With PTI inputs