India A storm into the Finals after crushing win over Windies A

Centuries from Prithvi Shaw (102) and Hanuma Vihari (147) and a clinical bowling effort from Axar Patel (9.4-34-4) saw India A to a massive 203-run victory over Windies A.

 

Batting first, Prithvi Shaw (102) - who was making a comeback to the team - slammed a free flowing hundred. Although Rishabh Pant (5) and Shreyas Iyer (0) got out early, Hanuma Vihari ceased the fall of wickets in some style as he cruised through his 147-run knock.

With useful contributions from Deepak Hooda (21), Vijay Shankar (28), and Ishan Kishan (21) lower down the order, the team posted a massive 354-run total in their 50 overs.

For Windies A, Chemar K Holder was the only bowler who could trouble the Indian batsmen. Holder scalped 3 wickets but proved a touch expensive, giving away 70 runs.

Windies A could not have got off to a worse start as opener Jermaine Blackwood (0) was dismissed by Deepak Chahar (5-21-2) on the very first ball of the inning.


Charles Hemraj (43), Sunil Ambris (32) and Raymon Reifer (26) tried to put up a fight but their efforts proved to be too small against the mountainous target that they were chasing. It took no more than 38 overs for Windies A to get bowled out for 151 as they handed India A a massive 203-run victory.

India A will now lock horns with England A in the final of the tri-series on the 2nd of July.

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