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India's tour of West Indies: WICB President's XI 67 for 1 in reply to India's 258/6 declared

Kohli (14) and Rahane (5) failed to get what would have been some valuable batting practice.

India's tour of West Indies: WICB President's XI 67 for 1 in reply to India's 258/6 declared

Basseterre, St Kitts: Paceman Bhuvneshwar Kumar removed opener Leon Johnson cheaply but India could not make much inroads into the rival batting line-up after initial success as the West Indies Board's President XI reached 67 for one at lunch on day two of their warm up game here on Sunday.

The lean Indian paceman struck in the seventh over of the day, getting the scalp of the rival captain Johnson (2) but Rajendra Chandrika (35) and Shai Hope (27) denied India further success with their cautious batting effort.

India skipper Virat Kohli handed the ball to leg-spinner Amit Mishra after letting his four pacemen test the home batsmen.

On the first day, India had ambled to 258 for six as half centuries by the opening duo of Shikhar Dhawan and KL Rahul were followed by an unbeaten fifty from Rohit Sharma.

Opting to bat after winning the toss, India were provided a solid start by Dhawan (51) and Rahul (50), with the two putting on 93 runs for the first wicket before the left-handed Delhi dazzler was retired out.

At the end of a slow first day during which 93 overs were bowled at the Warner Park wicket, Sharma remained not out on 54 with the help of eight boundaries and a six.

Mishra (18) was giving the Mumbaikar company when the stumps were drawn.

Kohli (14) and Ajinkya Rahane (5) failed to get what would have been some valuable batting practice before the start of the four-match Test series. The Indians, though, is slated to play another three-day warm-up game before the Test series gets going from July 21 at Antigua.

Like Dhawan, who struck seven boundaries during his 90-ball knock, Rahul was also called back after the batsman found the fence five times and cleared it once.

Sharma added 47 runs for the sixth wicket with Wriddhiman Saha (22) before putting on 45 runs for an unbroken seventh- wicket stand with Mishra.

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