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3rd unofficial Test, Day 2: As it happened

Gambhir made 123 while Pujara slammed 139* as India reached 334 for 3 at stumps on day two, lead West Indies A by 66 runs.

Cricketnext Staff |October 10, 2013, 9:18 AM IST
3rd unofficial Test, Day 2: As it happened

India A Second Innings (Day 2)

(VA Jagadeesh (8*) and Gautam Gambhir (2*) resumed India A innings at 10 for no loss after the hosts bowled out West Indies A for 268.)

4:21 p.m: Cheteshwar Pujara bounced back to form with a century, while earlier Gautam Gambhir got out at 123. India A 270 for 2 in 81 overs and lead by two runs.

3:00 p.m: Gautam Gambhir keen on making a comeback into the national side has made a strong statement by slamming a century in the final session. At the other end, Cheteshwar Pujara also looking good for his century. India A 224 for 1 in 66 overs and trail by 44 runs.

2:29 p.m: Gautam Gambhir (93) and Cheteshwar Pujara (80) were unbeaten at tea on day two as both the batsmen look all set for their respective big scores. India A 196 for 1 in 58 overs and trail by 72 runs.

1:30 p.m: Cheteshwar Pujara also joined Gambhir with a fifty as both the batsmen look well-settled for the three-figure score. India A 162 for 1 in 48 overs and trail by 106 runs.

12:47 p.m: After the first session break, Gautam Gambhir and Cheteshwar Pujara look well settled at the crease as India A propel aim to overhaul the run-deficit at the earliest. India A 135 for 1 in 40 overs and trail by 133 runs.

11:35 a.m: Gautam Gambhir (60) and Cheteshwar Pujara (36) were unbeaten at the crease at the stoke of lunch as India A reach 115 for 1 in 34 overs trailing by 153 runs.

11:19 a.m: Gautam Gambhir scored a well-paced half-century on day two of the third Test in Hubli. At the other end, he is well supported by Cheteshwar Pujara.

10:43 a.m After the wicket of VA Jagadeesh, India A have bounced back with Gautam Gambhir and captain Cheteshwar Pujara taking control of the innings. India A 55 for 1 in 18 overs; WI A 268

10 a.m. While Gambhir survived the tricky first half an hour on the second morning, Jagadeesh couldn't. The Kerala batsman was removed by Johnson for 16. India A 35 for 1 in 11.3 overs; WI A 268.

Day 1 Round-up:

On a day of fluctuating fortunes, West Indies A batted brilliantly in first two sessions before India A bowlers fought back strongly in the last session of the first day's play to share the honours in the third unofficial Test at the KSCA Stadium on Wednesday.

Put in to bat, West Indies A were bundled out for 268 in their first innings after a spirited bowling by the Indians in the post-tea session, which saw them picking up last five wickets for just 28 runs.

In reply, India A were 10 for no loss with openers Gautam Gambhir (2*) and VA Jagadeesh (8*) batting on two and eight, respectively.

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