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Windies A tighten screws on India A on Day 2 of the 2nd Test

Raymon Reifer
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Windies A 302 and 96/1 (John Campbell 43*) lead India A 192 (Ankit Bawne 43*; Raymon Reifer 5-50, Oshane Thomas 3-66) by 206 runs

After a see-sawing first match, it's time for the second official Test between Windies A and India A.

Batting first, Windies A put up a decent 302 run score on the board on the back of an unbeaten hundred from Shamarh Brooks (122*).

For India A, only Mohammed Siraj could leave an impact as he bagged four wickets at an economy of under 3. Although India A dismissed Windies A after they could add just 1 run to their overnight score, their own batting let them down.

The centurion of the last match, Ravikumar Samarth was dismissed by Oshane Thomas for 10 while fellow opener Abhimanyu Easwaran could only manage 23. Although captain Karun Nair and Ankit Bawne scored fighting 40s in the middle order, no other Indian batsman apart from Vijay Shankar (30) could spend substantial time at the crease.

As a result, the entire team folded up for 192 within 48 overrs. Raymon Reifer wreaked havoc picking up a fifer. Oshane Thomas also bagged 3 wickets.

In reply, Windies A have got to a good start with John Campbell (43*) and Jermaine Blackwood (23*) still at the crease. The team has already scored 96 runs for the loss of just one wicket.

Although Windies A are leading by 206 runs are looking well on their way towards glory, one must not forget the last match in which India A came from behind to almost clinch the match.

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