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.
Arguably the most impressive thing about Privthi Shaw - who has scored his second century of India A's tour of England today - is his intent. There are shades of Sehwag in his aggression. After an attacking IPL he has continued to take bowlers on in the tri-series too. #IndAvWIA pic.twitter.com/0swILvVqqY— Freddie Wilde (@fwildecricket) June 29, 2018
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.
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IND A 354/6 (50 Overs)
Hanuma Vihari 147(131)
Prithvi Shaw 102(90)
Chemar Holder 3/70
Rahkeem Cornwall 1/43
WI A 151/10 (37.4 Overs)
Chandrapaul Hemraj 43(46)
Sunil Ambris 32(55)
Axar Patel 4/34
Deepak Chahar 2/21
India A won by 203 runs#WIAvINDA
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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