India A v West Indies A, 1st unofficial Test, Mysore, 2nd day September 26, 2013

West Indies stay ahead by removing India's top order

ESPNcricinfo staff

India A 124 for 3 (Juneja 47*, Miller 1-10) trail West Indies A 429 (Brathwaite 92, Edwards 91, Fudadin 86*, Rasool 5-116) by 305 runs

West Indies A stayed ahead by scoring 429 and removing India A's top order for a little more than 100 runs on the second day of the first unofficial Test in Mysore. After Kraigg Brathwaite and Kirk Edwards fell in the 90s on the first day, Assad Fudadin took his team to a strong total with the tail. Lokesh Rahul and Manpreet Juneja tried to stabilise India after two wickets fell before the score crossed 50, but Nikita Miller removed Rahul to give West Indies the advantage again.

Resuming at 264 for 5, West Indies lost Chadwick Walton for 35 to Ishwar Pandey but Fudadin and Miller denied India any further success by putting on 88 for the seventh wicket. Miller struck five boundaries during his 49 before being run-out. Once he fell, with the score at 364, the rest of the tail did not add much but Fudadin took them past 400 with a patient and unbeaten 86 during which he faced over 200 deliveries.

Offspinner Parvez Rasool took the remaining three wickets for his fourth five-wicket haul in first-class cricket and finished with 5 for 116.

India put on a stable 45 for the opening stand which was broken by left-arm spinner Veerasammy Permaul who had Jiwanjot Singh caught behind for 16. India were given a big blow when they lost captain Cheteshwar Pujara to Miguel Cummins after adding only 3 to the scoreboard and India's score was only 49. Rahul and Juneja steered the Indian innings with a 60-run stand, taking India past 100, but West Indies struck again when Rahul became Miller's first victim for 46. Juneja was given company by Harshad Khadiwale for about an hour before stumps during which he made a tolerant 5 off 36.