Despite this effort by the Indian duo the match is still in grip of West Indies ‘A’ as they lead by 91 runs. In a great display of batting, the latter scored 383 in the first innings, courtesy Sunil Amris’ 128 and Shamarh Brooks’ 91. Amris hit 16 fours and a six while Brooks hit 20 fours in his innings.
Earlier in the match West Indies 'A' were struggling at 82/3 but the two batsmen piled on the misery on India 'A' bowlers. Amris and Brooks added 152 for the fourth wicket and put their team in a commanding position. Middle-order batsman Raymon Reifer frustrated the opposition bowlers and chipped-in with a valuable contribution of 52 that helped the team cross 350-run barrier.
As far as Indian bowling is concerned, fast bowler Ankit Rajpoot impressed the most and returned with figures of 4/76 in the innings. Navdeep Saini and Shahbaz Nadeem picked up two wickets each, as all-rounder Vijay Shankar finished with one.
India 'A' then started on a bright note in their second innings, in contrast to first innings total of 133, as both openers — Shaw and Agarwal — scored quick runs and laid the foundation of Indian comeback.
Brief scores: India A 133 & 159/0 (Prithvi Shaw 101*, Mayank Agarwal 56*) trail Windies A 383 (Sunil Ambris 128, Shamarh Brooks 91; Ankit Rajpoot 4-76) by 91 runs.
First Published: July 6, 2018, 9:35 AM IST