NPS v India A, Quadrangular A-team one-day series July 29, 2014

Jadhav, Samson lift India A to win

ESPNcricinfo staff

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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  • Dummy4 on July 30, 2014, 9:33 GMT

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

  • Android 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.

  • Dummy on July 29, 2014, 17:48 GMT

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

  • Manu 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.

  • Android 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..

  • Dummy4 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.

  • Kun 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.

  • nithin on July 29, 2014, 14:17 GMT

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

  • Dummy4 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.

  • Dummy 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.

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