NPS v India A, Quadrangular A-team one-day series

Jadhav, Samson lift India A to win

ESPNcricinfo staff

July 29, 2014

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India A 7 for 238 (Jadhav 87, Samson 55*) beat National Performance Squad 9 for 234 (Turner 73, Silk 67) by three wickets

Fifties from Kedar Jadhav and Sanju Samson lifted India A to a three-wicket win over the National Performance Squad after they had stumbled to 5 for 63 in the 235-run chase. The win helped India A maintain their lead at the top of the points table.

Jadhav and Samson came together after NPS bowlers James Muirhead and Sean Abbott had scythed through the India A line-up, accounting for Robin Uthappa, Manish Pandey, Manoj Tiwary and Ambati Rayudu.

In his second game of the tour, Jadhav blasted a 53-ball 87 with 11 fours and four sixes. After he fell with the score at 6 for 175, Samson, India's leading run-scorer in the series, steered the chase, adding 36 runs with a brisk Rishi Dhawan and eventually taking India across the line in the 40th. Muirhead, who finished with four wickets, was also the most expensive bowler for Australia, conceding 92 in his 10 overs.

Earlier, Jordan Silk and Ashton Turner had led NPS to a competitive 9 for 234, also helped by a cameo from Abbott. The 94-run, fifth-wicket partnership between Silk and Turner revived NPS after they were struggling at 4 for 45, with Rahul Shukla and Rishi Dhawan doing the damage. The stand was broken when Silk was run-out for 67, one of four NPS batsmen to lose their wicket in the manner. Turner fell for an 89-ball 73 but it was Abbott's 39-ball 41 that lifted the side. He added an important 38 runs with last-man Sam Rainbird.

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Posted by   on (July 30, 2014, 9:33 GMT)

please give Sanju some chances in the top order, he will perform for sure.

Posted by   on (July 30, 2014, 2:33 GMT)

Mohit Sharma with fantastic bowling figures each and every match, is showing us that he's here to stay. The other top performers include Sanju, Jhadav, and Vohra when it comes to batting, and Yadav, Karn Sharma, Akshar Patel in the bowling department, and this last find, could turn out to be invaluable in all 3 formats of the game, that of Rishi Dhawan as a genuine wicket taking fast bowling all rounder. He is much much better than Binny, simply because he has more pace than him and can commit to a line and length throughout an entire spell, and get the ball to swing even on lifeless pitches. He is also a better batsman than Binny, like his Ranji records suggest. He was the top wicket taker and among the top run scorers up to the time that his team played. I wanted to see him play in England, but selectors persisted with a T20 all rounder in Binny. Hope he gets a chance in the WI series.

Posted by wapuser on (July 29, 2014, 17:48 GMT)

Sanju samson has being playing good He should get a chance in indian team.

Posted by jainmanu on (July 29, 2014, 17:44 GMT)

This tournament is very important to test the bench strength of Indian team as World Cup 2015 is in Australia. In the current India ODI team there are 3-4 places up for grabs specially Opener, No. 5 batsman, All Rounder and a fast bowler who can bowl yorkers.

The major revelation of this tournament has been Manan Vohra for opener and Kedar Jadhav for No. 5 batsman, Rishi Dhawan for all rounder, Sanju Samson as backup wicket keeper and Karn Sharma as Spinner. In next match Samson and Dhawan should be played up in the order.

Batting order should be: (1) Vohra (2) Uthappa (3) Samson (4) Jadhav (5) Tiwary (6) Rasool (7) Dhawan (8) Akshar Patel (9) Karn Sharma (10) Mohit Sharma (11) Kulkarni.

Posted by   on (July 29, 2014, 16:12 GMT)

india should promote sanju into top order....I believe that he is capable for senior cap ...but something going against him..

Posted by   on (July 29, 2014, 15:23 GMT)

Very promising performances from members of the NPS including Muirehead (despite being expensive) Sean Abbott, Ashton Turner and Jordan Silk. If you add these names to the Australia A star performers in Ben Cutting, Mitchell Marsh, Kane Richardson, Alex Doolan, Phil hughes, Cameron Boyce, Tom Cooper; then it reveals an impressive depth just below the surface of the national team. Future battles for cricketing dominance in the future look most likely to be played out between India and Australia with Australia the premier bowling nation vs India with superior batting talent/depth. The Jury is still out on Patric Cummins but but I hope is still able to impress by the end of the series.

Posted by MadMaxKN on (July 29, 2014, 14:22 GMT)

Selectors should be watching Kedar Jadhav and Sanju. Kedar should have been no.4 in all the games so far since he is the best batsman in domestic circuit.

Posted by 222nithin222 on (July 29, 2014, 14:17 GMT)

Sanju Samson <3 and Kedar Jadhav Rocks india on top in point table with 19 points

Posted by   on (July 29, 2014, 13:17 GMT)

So Happy for Kedar Jadhav . I have always believed in him. Its hard to believe that this was his first look-in this tour. For a passionate Indian Cricket supporter, it is frustrating sometimes with the final team selection. Still cant believe Umesh Yadav is not playing for India.

Posted by wapuser on (July 29, 2014, 12:43 GMT)

Sanju samson doing well in this series. he bated no 7 but still no: one run getter in the series.

Posted by arunmbio on (July 29, 2014, 12:23 GMT)

samson should be playing up the order, may be as an opening batsmen

Posted by   on (July 29, 2014, 12:22 GMT)

Samson is the backbone of this team..His late entry may the planned strategy of the team.

Posted by Giri4j on (July 29, 2014, 12:01 GMT)

It is so sad to see these 'lobby"'s are trying to stop Samson. He has been pushed from 6th to 7th position, instead of normal no 3 where he usually play. But still he is the top scorer and humbly plays his role. It is annoying to see this....

Posted by KhemrajThakur on (July 29, 2014, 11:33 GMT)

its really hard to believe that Robin Uthappa has been very poor through the tour. Even Rishi Dhawan has batted quite beautifully than Robin. I am very happy for Rishi Dhawan the way he has played so far. He can be the all-arounder India looking for.

Posted by jpjpjp59 on (July 29, 2014, 11:22 GMT)

cant believe instead of promoting samson to no.3 he is demoted from no.6 to no.7...he is a top order batsman

Posted by jpjpjp59 on (July 29, 2014, 10:58 GMT)

samson highest run scorer for kerala in ranji, highest run scorer for india in u19 world cup, highest run scorer for rajasthan royals in ipl, now here also he is the highest run scorer for india in quadrangular series

Posted by Moortops on (July 29, 2014, 10:50 GMT)

Here he goes again. Kedhar Jadhav. You cant bottle up talent like him forever. You need to let such talent loose, as it is now apparent seeing the skipper's and Rayudu's repeated failures, that which were the forces behind throttling the GREAT KEDHAR. He will definitely be a part of the Indian World Cup Squad 2015, and he will in all probabilities, become the player of the Tournament. I mean it.

Posted by   on (July 29, 2014, 10:39 GMT)

Dhoni can give up his keeping now... if he want.. Naman Ojha did well in tests and Samson doing great in ODIs

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