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September 28, 2013
West Indies A 429 (Brathwaite 92, Edwards 91, Rasool 5-116) and 130 for 3 dec (Powell 68) beat India A 245 (Juneja 84, Permaul 5-85, Miller 4-61) and 152 (Juneja 70, Miller 5-40) by 162 runs
West Indies A's spinners, led by Nikita Miller, dominated proceedings for the second successive day to set up the side's 162-run victory over India A in Mysore. Miller finished with 5 for 40 - showing astonishing accuracy over 36.4 overs - and took his match haul to 9 for 101 off 71.4 overs.
West Indies declared on their overnight score of 130 for 3 and set India a target of 315 for victory. India had a slow start and Miller struck early, dismissing opener KL Rahul in the 11th over for 9 off 42 balls.
Playing defensively, India were stifled by the West Indies bowlers and lost wickets at regular intervals. Jiwanjot Singh and Cheteshwar Pujara got starts and added 28 runs - the highest stand of the innings - in 12.5 overs for the second wicket but the batsmen fell to Veerasammy Permaul and Miller, respectively.
Manpreet Juneja struck a stoic 70 off 193 balls, doing his best to string together partnerships with the lower order to save the game for India, but with just four overs left in the day's play, Juneja was out leg before to Miller. Juneja was the last man dismissed, and knock was the lone bright spot for India. It followed up his lone hand in the first innings, and his first-class average after 13 matches is 79.44.
The win gives West Indies A a 1-0 lead in the three-match series. The second four-day game between the two sides begins on October 2.
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