West Indies A secure 166-run win
West Indies A 329 for 6 (Smith 104, Fletcher 88, Stoute 52*) beat India A 163 (Jaskaran Singh 51, Martin 3-47) by 166 runs
A hundred from captain Devon Smith, supported by a half-century from Andre Fletcher and followed by a clinical bowling performance, led West Indies A to a crushing 166-run win against India A in the tri-series opener in Northampton. West Indies A posted a daunting total of 329 for 6 and their bowlers backed that up by skittling India for 163 in the 34th over.
Smith and his opening partner Fletcher shared a rousing partnership after India A chose to field, adding 193 in 30.2 overs before they were separated. Smith had made 104 off 98 balls when he was run out, while Fletcher contributed 88 off 93 deliveries. West Indies A slipped after that strong partnership and 193 for 0 quickly became 250 for 5.
Any hopes India A might have harboured of limiting the score vanished when Kevin Stoute anchored one end with a fifty, while Andre Russell provided the innings with a blazing finish. He blitzed 42 off 21 balls and ensured India A had a tall target to chase.
India A's openers started briskly but both Abhinav Mukund and Ajinkya Rahane fell in the space of four runs. The chase never recovered from 36 for 2 and at 91 for 6 the contest was over. Jaskaran offered futile resistance with a half-century but he ran out of partners quickly. All six West Indian bowlers used picked up at least a wicket, with Anthony Martin taking 3 for 47 and Lionel Baker 2 for 33.