India A v West Indies A, Croydon, 4th day June 20, 2010

West Indies A take lead in high-scoring draw

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India A 543 for 8 (Pujara 208*, Russell 5-97) drew with West Indies A 563 (Fletcher 123, Smith 170)

Devon Smith converted his overnight hundred into a big one, and lower-order half-centuries from David Bernard and Gavin Tonge helped West Indies A take a first-innings lead against India A on the final day in Croydon. The game, however, ended in a high scoring draw with only 18 wickets falling in four days.

West Indies began the final morning on 332 for 3 and continued their strong response to India's 543. Smith and Kirk Edwards added 70 more for the fourth wicket before the innings suffered a hiccup - both batsmen were dismissed with the score on 402. They lost two more wickets cheaply to be reduced to 413 for 7 before Bernard and Tonge came together. They added 64 runs for the eighth wicket and more useful contributions from the tail steered West Indies past India's total, securing a 20-run lead before the last wicket fell.