Get the app

Ruturaj Gaikwad & Navdeep Saini Star in India A’s Win Over West Indies A

Cricketnext Staff |July 15, 2019, 5:44 PM IST
Ruturaj Gaikwad & Navdeep Saini Star in India A’s Win Over West Indies A

Openers Ruturaj Gaikwad (85) and Shubman Gill (62) powered India A to a 65-run win against West Indies A at North Sound on Sunday. The 151-run stand between the two batsman coupled with fast bowler Navdeep Saini’s 5/46, handed the team their second victory in as many encounters.

After a solid start by the openers, Windies fast bowler Romario Shepherd (4/36) brought them back in the game with regular strikes and helped restrict India A to 255/8 in the allotted 50 overs. Skipper Manish Pandey, along with Ishan Kishan and Hanuma Vihari chipped in with valuable twenties towards the end of the innings.

Set a target of 256, Windies A kept losing wickets at regular intervals and were reduced to 77/5 in 17.4 overs. Saini was the wrecker-in-chief and bagged three out of the first five wickets. He accounted for the wickets of Sunil Ambris, Roston Chase and Jonathan Carter.

But the Windies A did not go down without a fight. Raymon Reifer (71) scored a fighting fifty and scored some crucial runs with Shepherd (34). The duo managed to take the team’s score to 190. But lack of support from the other end saw Windies A lose by a comfortable margin.

Team Rankings

Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 3631 113
2 New Zealand 2547 111
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 3778 105
5 Australia 2640 98
see more
Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 6745 125
2 India 7071 122
3 New Zealand 4837 112
4 Australia 5543 111
5 South Africa 5193 110
see more
Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 7365 283
2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4196 262
4 India 8099 261
5 Australia 5471 261
see more