West Indies A v India A, 2nd unofficial Test, St Vincent, 1st day June 10, 2012

Bowlers give India A upper hand

ESPNcricinfo staff

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

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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  • Naresh 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.

  • Dummy4 on June 11, 2012, 8:22 GMT

    Mysticman, is the match being telecasted somewhere?

  • P Subramani 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.

  • Sree 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

  • Dummy4 on June 10, 2012, 22:25 GMT

    Thanks MysticMan for the updates

  • Sree 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.

  • Sree 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

  • Sree 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

  • Sree 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

  • Sree 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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