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WEST INDIES A Overs: 35||Score: 116/3
At stumps on Day 3, West Indies A have scored 116/3 with Narsingh Deonarine (44*) and Assad Fudadin (36*) at the crease. Zaheer Khan, Dhawal Kulkarni and Ishwar Pandey have taken a wicket each. The first wicket to fall was Kieran Powell. He was trapped in front by Zaheer. The next to depart was Leoon Jonhson who was bowled by Kulkarni. Kraigg Brathwaite was ensnared by Pandey.
INDIA A Overs: 150||Score: 564/9
India A declared their first innings after posting 564/9 on day 2 of the third and final unofficial Test against West Indies. They have a lead of 296 runs. Their skipper Cheteshwar Pujara slammed a triple century and returned unbeaten on 306*(415b, 4X33). Uday Kaul was the sixth wicket to fall after being caught by Walton off Nurse. He scored 26 (68b, 4X1). Dhawal Kulkarni was the next batsman to depart without making any significant contribution to the total. Zaheer Khan struck two sixes and a boundary in just 18 deliveries to score 19 runs. However, he was caught by Powell becoming Nurse’s second victim. His third victim was Bhargav Bhatt who was bowled. He went back without disturbing the scoreboard.
INDIA A Overs: 121||Score: 422/5
India A have extended their lead to 154 runs. They have lost two wickets today. Abhishek Nayar was caught by Walton off Fudadin in the 97th over. He scored 11 (20b). The next to depart was Paras Dogra. He could only score 7 (30b, 4X1). Pujara is still going strong and is few runs away from a double century.
INDIA A Overs: 95||Score: 334/3
Riding on centuries by Gautam Gambhir and Cheteshwar Pujara, India A have taken a lead of 66 runs with seven wickets in hand. Gambhir returned to form scoring 123 (236b, 4X11) before falling to Deonarine. Pujara too smashed a century and was unbeaten on 139* (228b, 4X15) along with Abhishek Nayar (8*). Virender Sehwag scored 38 before being caught by Nurse off Miller.
Out-of-favour opener Gambhir cracked his first century in more than two years as India A came up with a solid batting display to take firm control of the third unofficial `Test` against the West Indies A.
Day two saw host batsmen dominating throughout as out-of-form skipper Pujara also hit a brilliant ton to remain unbeaten on 139 when the stumps were drawn. Giving him company at the other end was Abhishek Nayar on 10.
India A were leading by 66 runs in their first innings with as many as seven wickets remaining at the KSCA Stadium.
Despite a poor start as they lost overnight opener V A Jagadeesh (16) early after resuming at 10 for one, India A went on to score 324 runs during the day.