Israel v India A, 2nd match, Ashdod

Vijay and Pujara star in 90-run win

Cricinfo staff

July 14, 2008

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India A 313 for 5 (Vijay 77, Pujara 73, Bhatia 55*) beat Israel Invitational XI 223 (Bacher 74, Molins 55, Vinay Kumar 4-33, Bhatia 3-35) by 90 runs

Rajat Bhatia continued his form from the first game, picking up three wickets and scoring an unbeaten half-century as India A beat the Israel Invitational XI by 90 runs in Ashdod. M Vijay and Cheteshwar Pujara added 126 together as India set Israel an imposing target of 314.

But unlike the first game, where they were bowled out for 52, Israel put up a good show, with half-centuries from Adam Bacher and Jason Molins. R Vinay Kumar and Bhatia shared seven wickets between them as Israel were bowled out for 223 in 46 overs.

Bacher and Molins held out for a while with a 115-run partnership but Israel's poor start - 56 for 3 in 17 overs - meant the two batsmen were fighting in vain. The hosts also suffered a setback when Jonty Rhodes, batting with a runner because of injury, was dismissed for 3.

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