Powell 50 leads Windies 'A' past India
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Test opener Kieran Powell hammered an attacking, unbeaten half-century to complete an outstanding match as West Indies 'A' crushed India by ten wickets on the final day of the third and decisive unofficial "Test" yesterday.
The left-hander finished on 56 not out from just 50 balls, a high tempo innings that saw the hosts to their target of 97 with no loss of wickets 35 minutes before lunch at the Beausejour Cricket Stadium.
The victory handed West Indies A a 2-1 verdict in the three-match series, after they lost the first "Test" by two wickets in Bridgetown, but rebounded to win the second by 125 runs in Kingstown last week.
Earlier, seamer Kevin McClean took the two remaining Indian wickets as the visitors, resuming on 181 for seven, were dismissed for 202.
He finished with five for 57 while left-arm paceman Delorn Johnson ended with three for 54.
Wriddhiman Saha added only four to his overnight 48 while Shami Ahmed was unbeaten on 33 when the innings closed. Robin Bist did not bat because of a hand injury.
Powell and Kraigg Brathwaite, who was unbeaten on 36 from 57 balls, then saw the Windies safely to their target with contrasting innings.