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INDIA A Over: 48.4 II Score: 224/10
West Indies A have won the match by 55 runs. India A lost two quick wickets at the score of 187 after which Shahbaz Nadeem and Jaydev Unadkat stitched a 37-run partnership before Unadkat was dismissed by Carter who picked his second wicket of the match. Cummins was the most successful bowler as he scalped four wickets for 31 runs in his quota of ten overs.
INDIA A Over: 40 II Score: 176/6
Nine runs came in the 31st over including two boundaries – one each to Ojha and Jadhav. The next boundary came in the 33rd over bowled by Miller. Jadhav’s innings ended after he nicked one from Cummins to wicketkeeper Thomas. He scored 35 (38b, 4X5). Ojha struck his first maximum in the 38th over, bowled by Russell. 11 runs came in that over. The last over of the batting powerplay brought India A eight runs including a boundary by Ojha.
INDIA A Over: 30 II Score: 126/5
Off the first delivery of the 21st over, Unmukt Chand was caught by Fletcher at long on. He scored 38 (72b, 4X3, 6X1). In the 27th over, Yuvraj and Kedar Jadhav scored a boundary each. 10 runs came in it. Miller picked the big wicket of Yuvraj in the 28th over when the southpaw was caught by Powell at extra cover. He scored 40 (58b, 4X3, 6X1). Next batsman Yusuf Pathan was dismissed for first ball duck. He too was caught by Powell at extra cover. Jadhav scored a boundary in the 30th over via a cut. Nine runs came in it. Half of the India A side is in the pavilion now.
INDIA A Over: 20 II Score: 82/2
Four runs came in the 11th and 12th over – two in each. Yuvraj began the 13th over with a maximum over midwicket region. Carter then struck a six and a boundary of consecutive deliveries in the next over bowled by Carter. 11 runs came in it. The next five over went quietly with Indian batsmen searching for runs but Windies bowlers keeping them quiet. Yuvraj broke the shackles in the 20th over when he struck two boundaries off Permaul. 10 runs came in it.
INDIA A Over: 10 II Score: 39/2
Umukt Chand and Robin Uthappa opened the batting to kick-start India A’s chase of Windies target. Miguel Cummins began the proceedings from the visitors’ end. Uthappa ended the over with a boundary through point. Andre Russell shared the new ball from the other end. His sixth delivery turned out to be a front foot no ball giving India A a free–hit. However, Chand couldn’t make the full use of the chance and managed just a single. Jonathan Carter came in as the first bowling change and immediately made an impact with the wicket of Uthappa – bowled as the ball hit the stumps after being edged. He scored 10 (12b, 4X1). Mandeep Singh came in at no. 3. Mandeep lasted just three deliveries as he edged the second delivery from Cummins to wicketkeeper Thomas in the seventh over. He scored 3 (3b). His departure brought Yuvraj Singh to the middle. Chand struck his first boundary off Russell in the ninth over. His second came in the following over of Carter.
WEST INDIES A Over: 50 II Score: 279/6
Riding on Jonathan Carter’s century, West Indies A have posted a competitive 279/6 in the second unofficial ODI against India A. Off the 41st over, came 10 runs including a maximum off the first delivery. Carter hit two back-to-back boundaries off the first two deliveries of the 43rd over by Undkat taking him into the nineties. In the next over, Carter moved to 99 with a six over long on boundary and then with a single off the fourth delivery, he reached his ton. He continued with his fine touch striking five more boundaries and another maximum in his innings before Unadkat trapped him in front. He departed after scoring 133 (132b, 4X18, 6X3). Johnson, who became Vinay Kumar’s third victim, scored 39 (46b, 4X3, 6X1), before top edging his sixth delivery of the 46th over to Unmukt Chand at long off.
WEST INDIES A Over: 40 II Score: 182/4
The current partnership for the fifth wicket between Carter and Johnson is now worth 70 runs – the highest of the innings so far and has taken the batting side out of a mini-crisis after they had lost two wickets within an over. Unadkat came back into the attack in the 31st over. Four runs came in it. In the 34th over, bowled by Unadkat, Carter struck back-to-back boundaries -- the second of which took him to his half-century. 21-year-old Mandeep Singh was summoned by Yuvi and Carter struck a boundary in his first over. Seven came from it. Narwal bowled the 36th over – the first of powerplay. Five runs came in it. Off the 38th, Carter and Johnson scored a boundary each. In the 39th, Johnson scored his first six of the innings while Carter struck his 10th four. The 40th over fetched them a boundary and two singles.
WEST INDIES A Over: 30 II Score: 116/4
Seven runs came from the 21st over bowled by Nadeem in which Carter scored his second boundary as well. The next boundary also came from the bat of Carter in the 24th over bowled by Pathan. The 28th over of the Windies innings turned out to be an eventful one as not only they scored plenty in it but also ended up losing two wickets as well. Edwards began the over with a maximum over midwicket boundary. The next delivery he was walking back to the dressing room after being stumped. He scored 36 (58b, 4X4, 6X1). Andre Russell came in as the new batsman. He opened his account with a six off the second delivery he faced. He followed that with another maximum over fine leg. Pathan again tempted Russell to go for another biggie but fell into the trap and ended up top edging the fifth delivery to Narwal at long on. He scored 12 (4b, 6X2). 19 runs were scored and two wickets fell in the over.
WEST INDIES A Over: 20 II Score: 62/2
Edwards struck three boundaries in the 11th over bowled by Vinay Kumar. The first two scored through covers while the third square of the wicket. 12 runs came in the over. Off the next by Unadkat came just four runs. Shahbaz Nadeem was introduced in the 13th over and two singles came in it. Unadkat continued from the other end before being replaced by Vinay Kumar in the 18th over. Jonathan Carter was given a life in the 19th over, bowled by Nadeem, as Yusuf Pathan failed to gobble an easy catch. Carter top edged one from Vinay in the 20th over for his first boundary. That was the only scoring shot in the over.
WEST INDIES A Over: 10 II Score: 26/2
Andre Fletcher and Kieran Powell opened the innings for the visitors after being invited to bat first by India A captain Yuvraj Singh. Jaydev Unadkat bowled the first over which turned out to be a maiden. Sumit Narwal shared the new ball with Unadkat and he bowled a maiden too. A wide by Unadkat opened the account for the Windies while a boundary in the same over by Fletcher brought the first runs with the bat. Six runs came in the over. Off the sixth delivery of next, Fletcher scored his second boundary. Vinay Kumar was introduced as the first bowling change in the fifth over and off his first came five runs including a boundary to Fletcher. Off the first delivery of his second over, Vinay gave India the first breakthrough in Powell. He was out caught behind. He scored 4 (10b). Kirk Edwards was the new man in the middle. Off the fourth delivery of his third over, Vinay bagged his second wicket in Fletcher who nicked to wicketkeeper Naman Ojha while attempting a pull. Off the 10th over, Edwards scored his first boundary.
TOSS: India A won the toss and decided to bowl first.
Their confidence on high after the comprehensive win in the opener, India A would look to seal the three-match unofficial ODI series against West Indies A in the second 50-over game between the two sides at the Chinnaswamy Stadium here on Tuesday.
Skipper Yuvraj Singh stole the limelight with a breathtaking century to guide India A to a thumping 77-run win over the visitors in the opening match of the series yesterday, and come tomorrow the hosts would be looking for an encore.
All eyes were trained on Yuvraj on Sunday after he was handed a lifeline to return to the ODI team by being named captain of the India A team. And the dashing left-hander grabbed the opportunity with both hands and staked his claim for a national berth by scoring a brutal 89-ball 123 against the hapless Caribbeans in the opening match.
With PTI inputs