Windies A still on top
West Indies A remained on top on the second day of their unofficial Test match against India A, at Mysore yesterday.
The tourists scored 429 in their first innings before removing India A’s top order for a little more than 100 runs, on day two of the four-day contest, to stay in front.
After Kraigg Brathwaite and Kirk Edwards fell in the 90s on the first day, Assad Fudadin took his team to a strong total with the tail as he finished unbeaten on 86 off 201 balls. He spent 277 minutes out in the middle.
When the hosts batted, Lokesh Rahul and Manpreet Juneja tried to stabilise the innings, after two wickets fell before the score crossed 50.
Jiwanjot Singh (16) and Cheteshwar Pujara (three) fell in quick succession
But after a 60-run stand between Rahul and Juneja, Nikita Miller struck to give the tourists the advantage again. The left-arm spinner removed Rahul for 46 as the hosts closed the second day on 124 for three, still trailing by 305 runs.
Earlier, West Indies resumed at 264 for five, but lost Chadwick Walton early for 35 to Ishwar Pandey, before Fudadin and Miller denied India any further success by putting on 88 for the seventh wicket.
Miller struck five boundaries during his 49 before being run out. Once he fell, with the score at 364, the rest of the tail did not add much, but Fudadin took the score past 400 with a patient and unbeaten knock.
Off-spinner Parvez Rasool took the remaining three wickets, for his fourth five-wicket haul in first-class cricket, finishing with five for 116.
West Indies A vs India A
West Indies A 1st inns
K.Brathwaite c Motwani b Parvez Rasool 92
K.Powell lbw Mohammed Shami 0
K.Edwards b Pandey 91
N.Deonarine c & b Parvez Rasool 28
A.Fudadin not out 86
L.Johnson lbw Paliwal 10
C.Walton lbw Pandey 35
N.Miller run out.......... 49
V.Permaul c Pujara b Parvez Rasool 11
D.Johnson c Mohammed Shami b Parvez Rasool 0
M.Cummins lbw Parvez Rasool 6
Extras (b7, lb9, nb5) 21
Total (all out; 135 overs) 429
FoW: 3, 175, 211, 223, 237, 276, 364, 406, 412, 429
Bowling: Mohammed Shami 21-2-75-1, Pandey 27-7-69-2, Dinda 25-2-80-0, Parvez Rasool 45-13-116-5, Paliwal 13-3-56-1, Khadiwale 4-0-17-0
India A 1st Inns
K.Rahul c Johnson b Miller 46
J.Singh c Walton b Permaul 16
C.Pujara c Powell b Cummins 3
M.Juneja not out 47
H.Khidiwale not out 5
Extras (b 4, nb 3) 7
Total (3wkts; 43 overs) 124
FoW: 45, 49, 109
Bowling: Cummins 12-1-37-1, Johnson 9-3-28-0, Permaul 13-2-45-1, Miller 9-4-10-1