India A stamp their authority over Windies A on last day of 2nd Test

India A stamp their authority over Windies A on last day of 2nd Test
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India A needed just 107 more runs to win with 7 wickets remaining when they came out to bat on Day four of the second unofficial Test against Windies A.

 

India A 192 (Ankit Bawne 43, Raymon Reifer 5-50) & 321/5 (Hanuma Vihari 68; Jomel Warrican 1-36) win by 5 wickets.

 Windies A 302 (Shamarh Brooks 122; Mohammed Siraj 4-68) & 210 (Jermaine Blackwood 67; Mohammed Siraj 4-64)

 

 

As Captain Karun Nair was dismissed off the last ball of Day 3, Ankit Bawne came out to bat along with Hanuma Vihari who looked in fine touch yesterday, scoring an unbeaten 65. However, he was able to add just three more runs to his score before getting run out.

 

Bawne could last just three balls as Sherman Lewis went through his defences to clean him up. It was then wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant who put up an explosive show scoring 67 runs off 71 balls as he dispatched three consecutive boundaries to bring up his half century.

 

Pant was supported by spinner Jayant Yadav who made a steady 23 of 38 deliveries. As a result, India A cantered to the total and won by 5 wickets. Apart from Raymon Reifer, who bowled economically and picked up a wicket as well, no other Windies A bowler could create an impact.

 

One must remember that at one point Windies A were leading in the game. In reply to their first innings total of 302, India A were bundled out for just 192. But the Windies A batting collapsed in the second innings for a meager 210.

 

 

This gave India A a chance to bounce back in the match. They did it in some style, piling up 321 runs as the pitch also became gradually better to bat on. After the first match was drawn between the two teams, India A won the second and the last encounter against Windies A

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