India A bounce back from rock-bottom against Windies A on Day 2
India A (159-0, 133-10) trail Windies A (383) by 91 runs in the second innings with 10 wickets remaining after Prithvi Shaw (101*) neutralized Sunil Ambris’s (128) century.
India A collapsed for a meager 133 on Day 1 with Chemar Holder and Sherman Lewis picking up 4 wicket haul each. When play resumed on Day 2, Shamarh Brooks (91) and Sunil Ambris (128) continued their overnight stay and piled up a huge partnership. However, apart from Raymon Reifer (52) in the lower middle order, no other batsman could contribute as Windies A batted more than hundred overs to score 383.
Another century for Prithvi Shaw on England Trip— Abhijeet (@TheYorkerBall) July 5, 2018
100 in just 73 balls with 18 fours and 1 six.
India after getting all out for 133 in first innings vs Windies A have made a strong start and are 155-0 Mayank Agarwal on 52 #INDAvWIA pic.twitter.com/m64WpjHK0C
India A were in all sorts of trouble when they came out to bat. A wicket or two overnight could have lead to collapse of the batting lineup altogether. However, understanding the gravity of the situation, both openers Prithvi Shaw (101*) and Mayank Agarwal (56*) held their end up.
They gradually started to accelerate with Prithvi Shaw scoring a hundred at a strike rate of more than 135. He was well assisted by Mayank Agarwal who also scored a breezy 50 but at comparatively lukewarm rate.
All Windies A bowlers went for runs as Prithvi Shaw took the attack to the opposition. At the end of the day, India A still trailed by 91 runs but had all the ten wickets intact. The manner in which Prithvi Shaw and Mayank Agarwal batted has certainly raised hopes. India A's fight back has enthused some life back in the match.
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