After losing their first match to England Lions, India A produced a dominating display by outplaying West Indies A in the third match of the Tri-series played at Grace Road, Leicester. The Indian bowlers showed great discipline and bowled out West Indies A for a modest total. It was a dominating display by the Indian batsmen to win the match easily.
West Indies A captain Jason Mohammed won the toss and decided to bat first. Deepak Chahar got wickets of Jamie Blackwood and AM McCarthy with the scoreboard reading 14 for 2. Hemraj and Captain Jason Mohammed steadied the innings. At the end of first 10 over’s, West Indies posted 58 for 2.
After the power play overs, both of them continued to play with positive intent. Hemraj was run out by Shubman Gill for 45. Hemraj and Jason Mohammed added 72 runs for the 3rd wicket. West Indies A batsmen were not able to convert starts into big scores and lost wickets at regular intervals. Devan Thomas took the charge and reached his half-century off 75 balls and put on 41 runs for the 10th wicket with Holder contributing just 6 runs. West Indies were bowled out for 221 in 49.1 over’s. Deepak Chahar broke the backbone of West Indies A batting line up with 5 for 27 in 10 over’s.
Chasing 222 to win, India A openers Prithvi Shaw and Mayank Agarwal gave the team a flying start adding 38 runs for the first wicket in 4.4 overs. Shaw was dismissed for 27 off 16 balls. Mayank Agarwal impressed with his aggressive stroke play. At the end of 10 over’s, India posted 54 for 1.
After the power play overs, Mayank Agarwal continued his attacking stroke play and reached his half-century off 56 balls. Shubman Gill struggled but gave Mayank Agarwal full support. 2017/18 top run-getter in domestic cricket, Mayank reached his century off 88 balls and was finally dismissed for 112 off 102 balls.
Shubman Gill reached his half-century off 81 balls. Captain Shreyas Iyer could only contribute 1 run. India A won the match by 7 wickets with 71 balls to spare. Rishabh Pant scored a quick fire 18 off 10 balls while Shubman Gill remained not out on 58.
India A 222 for 3 in 38.1 over’s ( Mayank Agarwal 112, Shubman Gill 58*, Drakes 2/37) beat
West Indies A 221 in 49.1 over’s (Devon Thomas 64*, Hemraj 45, Deepak Chahar 5/27) by 7 wickets.
India A will play their 3rd match against England Lions tomorrow at Leicester.