India A vs West Indies A, 3rd ODI: As it happened...
Zee Media Bureau
INDIA A Over: 50 II Score: 267/8
West Indies A have defeated India A by 45 runs to clinch the three-match series 2-1. Yusuf Pathan was the sixth Indian wicket to fall after being bowled by Cummins. He scored 18 (21b, 4X1, 6X1). Shabaz Nadeem was the new man in. He struck a boundary off the first delivery of the 43rd over. However, he could last only five balls as Permaul cleaned him up. He scored 6 (5b, 4X1). Siddarth Kaul was the eighth man to be dismissed holing out to Nurse and becoming Permaul’s third victim.
INDIA A Over: 40 II Score: 214/5
Jadhav struck a boundary off the first delivery of the 31st over. That turned out to be the only scoring shot of the over. Aparajith then collected back-to-back boundaries off the first two deliveries of the next. 14 runs came in it. Permaul took his first wicket in Aparajith castling him off the final delivery of the 33rd over. He scored 78(96b, 4X6, 6X1). Yusuf Pathan came in as his replacement. Jadhav reached double figures with a boundary off the fourth delivery of the next and followed that with another four employing a paddle sweep and promptly showing his bat to the umpire to indicate it came off his blade. Jadhav’s stay ended in the 38th over when he was caught by Miller off Cummins at third man. He scored 17 (25b, 4X3). Vinay Kumar joined Pathan in the middle. Vinay hit his first boundary in the 40th over by guiding the second delivery past point region.
INDIA A Over: 30 II Score: 161/3
Aparajith struck his first six of the innings in the 23rd over, bowled by Permaul. Fletcher had actually caught that at long off but ran over the rope causing the umpire to give it as a maximum. The next biggie came in Permaul’s next over and this time it was Yuvraj who sent the ball over midwicket boundary employing a pull. That six also brought up his half-century. Aparajith reached his fifty with a single off the first delivery of the 26th over. Nurse provided his team the biggest breakthrough yet in Yuvraj Singh cleaning him up. Yuvi scored 61 (59b, 4X4, 6X3).
INDIA A Over: 20 II Score: 108/2
Yuvraj and Aparajith have added 62 runs for the third wicket steering India A to a comfortable position after they lost two quick wickets. Off the 12th over, came two runs while off the next by Miller, 10 runs were added thanks to a six by Yuvraj. 10 more runs were added in the 14th over and again Yuvraj scored the bulk of them (7) with the help of a maximum. The run flow continued in the following over as Yuvraj and Aparajith collected a boundary apiece. Yuvraj added two more boundaries to his total in the 18th over (by Nurse).
INDIA A Over: 10 II Score: 53/2
Robin Uthappa and Baba Aparajith began the chase of West Indian target of 313 runs to win the third and final unofficial ODI. Miguel Cummins bowled the first over and in it came four runs. Andre Rusell bowled the next and five runs came in it. Aparajith struck the first boundary of the Indian innings off the sixth delivery of Russell’s second and innings fourth over. Uthappa chose the sixth delivery of the next to collect his first boundary. Jonathan Carter was introduced into the attack in the sixth over and in it came four runs thanks to a boundary by Aparajith. India A lost their first wicket in Uthappa after a direct hit from Fletcher caught him short of his crease at the non-strikers’ end. Off the previous delivery, Uthappa had scored a boundary. Naman Ojha, the new man in the middle, lasted for five deliveries and was caught by wicketkeeper Thomas off Carter in the 10th over.
WEST INDIES A Over: 50 II Score: 312/9
11 runs came in the 41st over bowled by Nadeem including a six and a boundary to Johnson. The run flow continued in the next over too as Johnson struck his third six and fourth boundary off the third and fifth delivery. However, Unadkat made for it by having him caught at covers by Jadhav. He scored 54 (42b, 4X4, 6X3). That didn’t have any effect on the scoring as 17 runs were added to the total in the next six deliveries of Vinay Kumar. Edwards began the over with a boundary to fine leg and later sent the ball flying over long on boundary for a maximum. Unadkat took his second wicket in Andre Russell cleaning him up after he had scored just one. Kaul came back to bowl the 45th over and he was taken to cleaners by Devon Thomas and Edwards as the duo shared four boundaries and a six between them. 23 runs came in it. Unadkat removed Thomas for his third wicket taking a brilliant catch off his own bowling. He scored 21 (13b, 4X1, 6X1). Ashely Nurse replaced Thomas in the middle and opened his account with a boundary off Vinay in the 48th over which took the score past 300-run mark. He scored another boundary in it off the fifth delivery. The next over by Unadkat proved to be a successful one as he removed Nurse and Edwards in consecutive deliveries. Nurse scored 10 (7b, 4X2) while Edwards departed after a brilliant century 104 (104b, 4x12, 6x3). Permaul was the ninth man to be dismissed in the final over by Vinay as he top edged one to Pathan at point.
WEST INDIES A Over: 40 II Score: 212/3
Just a single came in the 31st over. Off the next came eight including a boundary to Johnson. 34th over proved to be a fruitful one for Windies as in it came 13 runs including a boundary and a six – both by Edwards. Off the first delivery of the next, Edwards hit his second maximum of the innings that also brought up his fifty. Later in the over, he struck two consecutive boundaries – the first one a result of an edge. Surprisingly, runs dried up in the powerplay and the pair added just 20 runs in it.
WEST INDIES A Over: 30 II Score: 153/3
Three runs came in the 21st over while off the next came just four. Yuvraj was back into the attack in the 26th over and in-form batsman Carter sent his second delivery over midwicket boundary for a maximum. Nine runs came in it. Off his next, Carter and Edwards collected a boundary apiece. Baba Aparajith was thrown the ball in the 29th over and Carter greeted him with a boundary to fine leg. Aparajith had his revenge as he had him bowled off his fourth delivery. Carter scored 35 (38b, 4X3, 6X1). Leon Johnson replaced Carter in the middle and he began his innings in style after smashing a six off the first delivery he faced. 12 runs and a wicket in the over.
WEST INDIES A Over: 20 II Score: 99/2
India A have picked up two wickets in the last 10 overs. Both wickets went to Nadeem. The furst to depart was Powell after he was well caught by Robin Uthappa at first slip in the 14th over. Powell scored 40 (33b, 4X4, 6X1). Kirk Edwards came in to bat at no. 3. Yuvraj brought himself into the attack and Edwards cut his penultimate delivery through point for a boundary. Nadeep didn’t wait long to get his second wicket as in the next over Fletcher was trapped in front. He scored 28 (52b,4X2, 6X1). Jonathan Carter, who scored a century in the second game, came in to bat at no. 4.
WEST INDIES A Over: 10 II Score: 54/0
West Indiea A are off to a good start after India A won the toss and invited them to bat first in this third and final unofficial ODI between the two sides. Andre Fletcher and Kieran Powell opened the innings for the visitors while Vinay Kumar began the proceedings for the bowling side. He began with a maiden. Jaidev Unadkat continued joined the proceedings from the other end and gave two runs. Kumar’s next over went for eight runs including 4 leg byes. Powell scored the first boundary of the match off Unadkat in the fourth over. Powell struck consecutive boundaries in the sixth over, bowled by Unadkat – the first over midwicket and the next through covers. Siddarth Kaul was introduced in the seventh over and Fletcher scored two boundaries off his first four deliveries. 10 runs came in it. Kaul’s second over also proved to be an expensive one in whicc West Indies added nine more runs to their total including a six over shirt fine leg by Powell. Next bowling change came in Shahbaz Nadeem in the 10th over in which came just a single.
TOSS: India A won the toss and chose to field first.
India A: Robin Uthappa, Naman Ojha (wk), Mandeep Singh, Baba Aparajith, Yuvraj Singh (c), Kedar Jadhav, Yusuf Pathan, Vinay Kumar, Shahbaz Nadeem, Siddarth Kaul, Jaydev Unadkat, Unmukt Chand, Rahul Sharma, Sumit Narwal
West Indies A: Kieran Powell (c), Andre Fletcher, Kirk Edwards, Leon Johnson, Jonathan Carter, Andre Russell, Devon Thomas (wk), Ashley Nurse, Nikita Miller, Veerasammy Permaul, Miguel Cummins, Narsingh Deonarine, Sheldon Cotterrell, Nkruma Bonner, Ronsford Beaton