West Indies A v India A, 2nd unofficial Test, St Vincent, 1st day

Bowlers give India A upper hand

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June 10, 2012

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West Indies A 212 for 8 (Brathwaite 66*, Permaul 36, Dinda 2-22) v India A

Kraigg Brathwaite cuts during his half-century, West Indies A v India A, 2nd unofficial Test, St Vincent, 1st day, June 9, 2012
Kraigg Brathwaite made a defiant, unbeaten 66 © West Indies Cricket
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India A gained the upper hand in the second unofficial Test against West Indies A in St Vincent, after their bowlers restricted the hosts to 212 for 8 on the opening day. India were in a good position to bowl West Indies out for under 200 but a lower-order resistance, and Kraigg Brathwaite, who batted out the day to finish on an unbeaten 66, ensured that didn't happen.

West Indies, who chose to bat, lost opener Justin Guillen early. Donovan Pagon followed soon, bowled by legspinner Rahul Sharma. But Brathwaite held firm and added 48 with Nkrumah Bonner for the third wicket. Unfortunately for West Indies, the middle-order batsmen, despite getting starts were unable to push on. Bonner fell for 25, Jonathan Carter was dismissed for 19 and Kyle Corbin departed for 13. When Devon Thomas was trapped in front by Rohit Sharma, West Indies were in trouble at 130 for 6.

Brathwaite, however, was defiant and received good support from Jason Holder, who made 20 in a 34-run stand. Veerasammy Permaul did better, scoring a quick 36 before being cleaned up by Ashok Dinda. Permaul and Brathwaite took West Indies past 200, with the opener unbeaten at stumps, having faced 292 balls.

For India, Shami Ahmed, Ashok Dinda and Rohit Sharma picked up two wickets each.

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Posted by Naresh28 on (June 11, 2012, 9:32 GMT)

It would be nice to watch the bowler Shami Ahmed. What makes him take wickets? Unknwn to most Indian fans. Time to give Awana a go aswell.

Posted by   on (June 11, 2012, 8:22 GMT)

Mysticman, is the match being telecasted somewhere?

Posted by Percy_Fender on (June 11, 2012, 4:20 GMT)

Seems like Mystic man is in the ground. It will be nice if I can reach you and keep connected because this match seems to be getting interesting.

Posted by MysticMan on (June 11, 2012, 1:17 GMT)

West Indies bowling - Johnson 13-3-28-2, Holder 8-2-21-1, Permaul 31.2-14-58-5, Carter 6-1-27-1, Bishoo 21-3-60-1

Posted by   on (June 10, 2012, 22:25 GMT)

Thanks MysticMan for the updates

Posted by MysticMan on (June 10, 2012, 21:41 GMT)

India all out 201. WI in reply 6 for no loss at stumps. Match set up intriguingly as the wicket appears to assist spinners.

Posted by MysticMan on (June 10, 2012, 20:13 GMT)

Shami Ahmed carrying on from his previous innings, huge slog swept SIX! IND 179-7 replying to 217. Rahul Sharma 23* just missed by Carter at slip off Permaul

Posted by MysticMan on (June 10, 2012, 19:45 GMT)

Bishoo strikes big blow as Saha is caught behind by Thomas for 20. Spin and bounce and Windies back on top. IND 161-7

Posted by MysticMan on (June 10, 2012, 18:35 GMT)

Tiwary LBW b Johnson 23. Full length ball, played across, missed and gone! India A in trouble 123-6. Permaul has 3 wickets, including Pujara's

Posted by MysticMan on (June 10, 2012, 18:18 GMT)

Pujara OUT! He went for pull and again the bounce was amazing. Popped up the catch to keeper Thomas. The skipper made 65. IND 115-5

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