Israel Invitational XI v India A, 3rd match, Ashdod July 16, 2008

Shah and Saha seal 3-0 sweep for India A

Cricinfo staff

India A 235 for 7 (Saha 85*, Pujara 48, Bacher 2-36) beat Israel Invitational XI 129 (Molins 35, Shah 4-4, Dinda 4-22) by 106 runs

India A wrapped up the series 3-0 after captain Jaydev Shah and Ashok Dinda shared eight wickets between them to bowl Israel Invitational XI out for 129 in Ashdod.

Wriddhiman Saha's unbeaten 85, supported by Cheteshwar Pujara's 48, took India to 235 after the match was reduced to 40-overs-a-side so that the Indians could catch their flight home.

Shah managed impressive figures of 4 for 4 in 3.2 overs with his offbreaks and Jason Molins top scored for Israel with 35 as they were dismissed with eight overs to spare. It was a disappointing series for Jonty Rhodes - dismissed for three - who aggregated 17 in the series.

Despite the one-sided nature of the matches, Stanley Perlman, the chairman of the Israel Cricket Association, declared the series, organised to celebrate Israel's 60th anniversary, a "brilliant success". "We created history," Perlman told the Jerusalem Post.