India A come back in style on Day 3 against Windies A

Jermaine Blackwood 67 for WIndies A
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After play began, Windies A resumed from their overnight score of 96 for one. They were able to add another 29 runs to the score when John Campbell (61) was dismissed by Mohammed Siraj.

India A 192 & 214/3 * (target 321) trail by 107 runs with 7 wickets remaining

Windies A 302 & 210

Shamarh Brooks (2), Sunil Ambris (5) and Jermaine Blackwood (67) followed soon. After these three strikes, the Windies A batting lineup panicked and fell like a pack of cards.

 

 

It was Mohammed Siraj, who picked up 4 wickets in the first innings as well, who doubled up to pick another four-wicket haul. Rajneesh Gurbani also chipped in with 3 wickets.

As a result, Windies A were bowled out for 210 in the second innings. In the second match running, the Windies A side has given the momentum to the opposition after leading in the match.

India A batsmen duly cashed in on the oppurtunity. After Ravikumar Samarth was dismissed for 18, Abhimanyu Easwaran (31), Hanuma Vihari (65*) and Karun Nair (55) made significant contributions as India A moved to 214 for 3 at the close of play.

Captain Karun Nair must have been absolutely devastated when he lost his wicket on the last ball of the match. Despite that, India A are in the driver's seat as they need only 107 runs to clinch the match.

In the first unofficial Test against Windies A, India A came back from behind to almost win the match. However, they fell just a little short. This time around, the victory seems quite realistic.

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