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

Permaul five-for gives West Indies A lead

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West Indies A 217 (Brathwaite 66, Permaul 36, Shami 4-48) and 6 for no loss lead India A 202 (Pujara 67, Rahul 30, Permaul 5-58) by 21 runs
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Captain Veerasammy Permaul led West Indies A's fightback in the second unofficial Test, helping them gain a slender lead over India A after the visitors had taken the honours on the first day. Permaul grabbed five wickets with his left-arm spin and was well supported by the rest of the bowling crew - each of the five bowlers bagged at least a wicket. Cheteshwar Pujara, captaining his team, impressed once again, scoring his third half-century in as many innings but even he couldn't prevent West Indies from bowling India out for 202.

Seamer Shami Ahmed brought an early end to the West Indies innings on the second day, removing opener Kraigg Brathwaite, who had batted out the opening day, for 66. He then trapped Devendra Bishoo in front to finish with 4 for 48 and keep West Indies to 217.

But India were under pressure early in the chase. Abhinav Mukund, who bagged a pair in the first unofficial Test, was lbw to seamer Jason Holder for 8 while Shikhar Dhawan was cleaned up by Delorn Johnson for a duck. Ajinkya Rahane and Cheteshwar Pujara, however, tried to bail India out of trouble. Pujara took the bulk of the strike in the 74-run third-wicket stand but Permaul struck to undermine the hard work.

Permaul, who made a quick 36 in West Indies' innings, had Rahane caught at slip for 18 before taking a return catch from Rohit Sharma to dismiss him for 1. Pujara brought up his half-century with a six over long-on off legspinner Bishoo, but he too fell to Permaul, edging to the wicketkeeper. Manoj Tiwary, who had added 27 with Pujara, followed soon.

Wriddhiman Saha and the lower order, though, stepped up. Saha added 38 with Rahul Sharma. Rahul then put together 32 with Shami. The last four wickets added 79 runs for India, but Permaul completed the innings by dismissing Shami and Ashok Dinda and bagged a five-for.

West Indies were six without loss in the second innings, a lead of 21.

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  • rahulcricket007 on June 12, 2012, 4:26 GMT

    ONE THING I HAD NOTICED . THE IPL WONDERS LIKE DHAWAN , RAHANE WHO WERE PLAYING SUPERBLY IN IPL HAVE BEEN FLOPPED IN ALL THE FOUR INNINGS . RAHANE IS SCORING IN SINGLE DIGITS & EXPERTS WERE CALLING FOR HIS SELECTION IN TEST TEAM .WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT FROM TEAM IF PLAYERS GETS SELECTED ON IPL CRITERIA ? ANOTHER 8-0 WHITEWASH .LOLZ .

  • cimrsimg on June 11, 2012, 22:01 GMT

    @MysticMan - Thanks for score update mate. Where do you get this score from? Are you in WI?

  • Nampally on June 11, 2012, 21:14 GMT

    It would be greatly appreciated if Cricinfo could give us live scoreboard for India A vs. West Indies A unofficial test matches. It seems like a long wait for getting the scores the day after the match day in this space age where instant scores are routine. I am sure there is sufficiant interest in this series - at least as much as in the test series betwn. England & WI, amongst the vast Indian fans.Thank you cricinfo, in advance.

  • MysticMan on June 11, 2012, 21:13 GMT

    Johnson 9-0-20-4 comes off after a brilliant opening burst. He did all that was asked of him. Permaul on from the south. IND 57-4. Spin from both ends with less than 2 overs to go for the day. Rohit already dropped once, denying Johnson a 5-for.

  • MysticMan on June 11, 2012, 20:56 GMT

    Tough going in the middle. Ball swinging both ways and the tall bowlers are getting pace and bounce. IND 46-4. Rohit 2* Tiwary 15*

  • on June 11, 2012, 20:50 GMT

    Indian team in trouble. 30-4; 190 still to get! Rahane bowled 3, Dhawan bowled 8, Pujara caught behind 1, Mukund lbw; Johnson 4-15.

  • MysticMan on June 11, 2012, 20:45 GMT

    Chasing 220, India are in deep trouble at 30-4. Johnson has 4-14 off 5 overs of superb left-arm fast bowling. He wants to win it for his team. IND stuck on 30-4, 220 to win Johnson produced a superb outwisnger and Pujra touched it to the keeper. Amazing bowling from the big lad. IND 30-4, 220 to win

  • MysticMan on June 11, 2012, 19:38 GMT

    OUT! Pagon caught behnid as he pushed forward. Made 67 valuable runs. Darekar gets his 6th wicket on a helpful pitch. WI 203-9

  • on June 11, 2012, 19:16 GMT

    Ashok Dinda in the test team for what??? He is the most overrated bowler in India.Shammi Ahmad should be in the Indian team so as B Kumar.Shami And Pujara should be included in the next test match

  • MysticMan on June 11, 2012, 18:44 GMT

    Tea on Day 3. WI 180-8 Pagon 49* Johnson 0* - lead by 195 Darekar has 5-49 and has given India the upperhand in a tight contest

  • rahulcricket007 on June 12, 2012, 4:26 GMT

    ONE THING I HAD NOTICED . THE IPL WONDERS LIKE DHAWAN , RAHANE WHO WERE PLAYING SUPERBLY IN IPL HAVE BEEN FLOPPED IN ALL THE FOUR INNINGS . RAHANE IS SCORING IN SINGLE DIGITS & EXPERTS WERE CALLING FOR HIS SELECTION IN TEST TEAM .WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT FROM TEAM IF PLAYERS GETS SELECTED ON IPL CRITERIA ? ANOTHER 8-0 WHITEWASH .LOLZ .

  • cimrsimg on June 11, 2012, 22:01 GMT

    @MysticMan - Thanks for score update mate. Where do you get this score from? Are you in WI?

  • Nampally on June 11, 2012, 21:14 GMT

    It would be greatly appreciated if Cricinfo could give us live scoreboard for India A vs. West Indies A unofficial test matches. It seems like a long wait for getting the scores the day after the match day in this space age where instant scores are routine. I am sure there is sufficiant interest in this series - at least as much as in the test series betwn. England & WI, amongst the vast Indian fans.Thank you cricinfo, in advance.

  • MysticMan on June 11, 2012, 21:13 GMT

    Johnson 9-0-20-4 comes off after a brilliant opening burst. He did all that was asked of him. Permaul on from the south. IND 57-4. Spin from both ends with less than 2 overs to go for the day. Rohit already dropped once, denying Johnson a 5-for.

  • MysticMan on June 11, 2012, 20:56 GMT

    Tough going in the middle. Ball swinging both ways and the tall bowlers are getting pace and bounce. IND 46-4. Rohit 2* Tiwary 15*

  • on June 11, 2012, 20:50 GMT

    Indian team in trouble. 30-4; 190 still to get! Rahane bowled 3, Dhawan bowled 8, Pujara caught behind 1, Mukund lbw; Johnson 4-15.

  • MysticMan on June 11, 2012, 20:45 GMT

    Chasing 220, India are in deep trouble at 30-4. Johnson has 4-14 off 5 overs of superb left-arm fast bowling. He wants to win it for his team. IND stuck on 30-4, 220 to win Johnson produced a superb outwisnger and Pujra touched it to the keeper. Amazing bowling from the big lad. IND 30-4, 220 to win

  • MysticMan on June 11, 2012, 19:38 GMT

    OUT! Pagon caught behnid as he pushed forward. Made 67 valuable runs. Darekar gets his 6th wicket on a helpful pitch. WI 203-9

  • on June 11, 2012, 19:16 GMT

    Ashok Dinda in the test team for what??? He is the most overrated bowler in India.Shammi Ahmad should be in the Indian team so as B Kumar.Shami And Pujara should be included in the next test match

  • MysticMan on June 11, 2012, 18:44 GMT

    Tea on Day 3. WI 180-8 Pagon 49* Johnson 0* - lead by 195 Darekar has 5-49 and has given India the upperhand in a tight contest

  • on June 11, 2012, 18:42 GMT

    Pujara should be in IND TEST ND ODDIS. DHONI COULD BE OD CAPT ND GAMBIR BE TEST CAPT, Kholi be t20 CAPT . IPATHAN SHOULD BE IN ALL FROMATS IN PLACE OF JADEJ ND PRAVEEN SHOULD BE ONLY ODDS .

  • MysticMan on June 11, 2012, 18:39 GMT

    OUT! Five for Darekar. Permaul caught at slip by Rohit - a thick edge as he tried to cut. WI 172-8 - lead by 187. Pagon 42*/. Almost tea time. OUT! Wickets fall in pairs. Holder goes caught at mid-off by Darekar driving a flighted ball from Rohit. Not a good shot. WI 168-7

  • MysticMan on June 11, 2012, 18:19 GMT

    OUT! Carter goes for a brilliant 74 - 97 balls,103 mins,6x4. Windies 167-6 - overall lead 182. Has brought Windies right back in it.

  • MysticMan on June 11, 2012, 18:02 GMT

    WI turning it on.Escape for Carter. Slashed at wide ball from Rohit and just wide of slip for 2 runs.WI 147-5 Carter 62* Pagon 31*

  • MysticMan on June 11, 2012, 17:48 GMT

    Crowd cheers for 50 partnership between Pagon 27* Carter 54*. Landmark came from just 59 balls in 36 minutes 2x6, 3x4. WI 135-5

  • on June 11, 2012, 17:26 GMT

    thnx for the score updates

  • MysticMan on June 11, 2012, 17:17 GMT

    OUT! Tremendous delivery from Darekar! Floated up, Brathwaite had to play, took the edge and taken at slip. WI 72-4 and in trouble

  • ad2810 on June 11, 2012, 16:23 GMT

    i actuall y think that through these performances only ashok dinda, shmai ahmed and chestwar pujara will find their into the test side it is actually kind of disappointing

  • sameer111111 on June 11, 2012, 16:12 GMT

    Pujara has always proved himself in tough conditions and is miles ahead of the new crop of players. I remember the tour of England where he was the top run scorer while the Tewarys and Dhawans were crumbling around him. Scoring in IPL is always fun but you need to be a proper batsman to get them in swinging and bouncy conditions. Hope he gets a chance in the test team soon.

  • MysticMan on June 11, 2012, 15:54 GMT

    OUT! Slower, flighted and Bonner is trapped LBW by Darekar. Made just 5. WI in trouble 48-3 - lead by just 63. It is all happening here!

  • MysticMan on June 11, 2012, 15:47 GMT

    BIG MISS! Bonner's loose cut in the air between slip and gully and Darekar is frustrated. Bonner got 2 to move to 5. WI 48-2

  • MysticMan on June 11, 2012, 15:22 GMT

    WI 36-2. Corbin just gone for 16. Darekar strikes!

  • MysticMan on June 11, 2012, 14:37 GMT

    Mix-up and Corbin gets a let off. Tried to look for quick single and sent back. Dived back into crease as throw missed. WI 19-1. Tense battle in progress out there! Shami Ahmed posing a lot of questions for the batsmen.

  • on June 11, 2012, 14:36 GMT

    C. Pujara...next big name in test cricket in making. I don't know why people rate Rohit Sharma so high.. talent without showcasing is just waste, he is highly inconsistent which is not acceptable at the highest level. So at the moment, C. Pujara is the only bright spot in the A team (as far as batting is concerned).

  • Bruisers on June 11, 2012, 14:33 GMT

    Awana should replace Dinda in the next match.. I see the future of India's Test bowling in Awana. Dinda might do well in these 4-day games but he's not suited for Test cricket.

  • MysticMan on June 11, 2012, 14:22 GMT

    Guillen OUT, caught at short mid-on by Mukund off Ahmed. Popped up a catch to short midwicket. WI 11-1 - lead by 26

  • on June 11, 2012, 14:07 GMT

    I fully agreed with the statement. The way India A performing is really nice to watch. Pujara & Co. fighting well in WI. So far our bowlers are really finding there way than batsman. Except Pujara nobody is getting runs. Rohit played fine in first innings of first test. But failed to score reuns after. Rahane, Dhavan, Mukund, Tiwary, Saha.....everybody is fighting. S4econd test is also at simillar stage as first. After two days play both teams are at same stage. Lets see from here. Now onwords India needs to focus on there performance. Bowlers has to repeat there performance. And Rahane, Rohit needs to play a big role. All the best !!!

  • on June 11, 2012, 13:58 GMT

    dinda playing man .hav a look at the scoreboard

  • atuljain1969 on June 11, 2012, 13:48 GMT

    Its a T20 team in the mould of test team !. Take my word Test cricket is now outdated and T20 is in.

  • yuva19 on June 11, 2012, 13:20 GMT

    Badrinath is a classic and he's sitting down watching how A squad is flopping in Caribbean.If he's presented with half a chances that Rohit got, he certainly would have been a assent to the Indian side in all forms of the game. Age must be taken into consideration only during retirement not at debuting. If a 30 yr old retires then there's a problem but not for the one debuting at 30.

  • Nampally on June 11, 2012, 13:11 GMT

    Another irresponsible innings from Rohit Sharma.Mukund , Dhawan & Rahane have failed 3 times. So the much touted 4 out of top 5 batsmen are not likely to make it to the Tests. Only guy who showed class & consistency is Pujara. He is head & shoulder above the rest of the over hyped Indian batsmen such as Rahane, Rohit Sharma, Tiwary - each of them are already been in the Indian squad for the past 12 months.Having talent is one thing but playing irresponsibly hasno excuses.There are only 3 guys from this team who need to be considered for the India test squad - Pujara, Shami Ahmad & Saha. Unfortunately Awana's arrival hasbeen delayed due to bungling adminstrative staff unable to get Visas in a timely manner.I am disappointed with the India A team - lot of talent but no production due to irresponsible batting & lack of dtermination.Pujara needs to also considered for the Test Captaincy. He is one shinning star moulded in the class of Gavaskar, Dravid & Tendulkar.

  • on June 11, 2012, 13:10 GMT

    If we compare newcomers in all the test playing teams then once can easily judge that Indian youngesters far more convincing than others. India has to foster its bowling resources though. Based on logic of potential of newcomers, India are likely to get their no. 1 ranking in test back sooner or later but yet again bowling resource has to be sharpened. Get rid of craps like Vinay Kumar, ishant, R. Ashwin and include S. Ahmad, Aaron and B. Kumar.

  • rusty.booty on June 11, 2012, 13:06 GMT

    india's most talented cricketer rohit sharma failed again playing a lazy shot... who needs consistency when one knock in 4-5 innings is enough lol..

    @annys dinda is playing

  • on June 11, 2012, 13:03 GMT

    C.Pujara looks solid batsman to me. So is Rohit Sharma but he is little bit lazy playing his shots. Anyway he will improve once he start playing test matches for India. Mukund and Dhawan are waste. Their techniques has been thoroughly exposed by W.I A pace attacks. I hope Pujara will fulfill great Dravid boots when drafted at no.3 slot in Indian team and Rohit Sharma will eventually replace Laxman. Sachin should only play this season and hang his boots. Yea he is the most worshipped cricketer but he should also give chance to blossom young indian talent. Best of luck to Indian team for their future endeavor from Nepal.

  • rockyyy on June 11, 2012, 12:52 GMT

    @annys dinda is playing in this match!!!!

  • annys on June 11, 2012, 10:44 GMT

    The INDIA A team reflects the seriousness of BCCI regarding test cricket, i cant believe Badrinath,ohja,aaron,umesh,dinda,bist none of them are playing

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  • annys on June 11, 2012, 10:44 GMT

    The INDIA A team reflects the seriousness of BCCI regarding test cricket, i cant believe Badrinath,ohja,aaron,umesh,dinda,bist none of them are playing

  • rockyyy on June 11, 2012, 12:52 GMT

    @annys dinda is playing in this match!!!!

  • on June 11, 2012, 13:03 GMT

    C.Pujara looks solid batsman to me. So is Rohit Sharma but he is little bit lazy playing his shots. Anyway he will improve once he start playing test matches for India. Mukund and Dhawan are waste. Their techniques has been thoroughly exposed by W.I A pace attacks. I hope Pujara will fulfill great Dravid boots when drafted at no.3 slot in Indian team and Rohit Sharma will eventually replace Laxman. Sachin should only play this season and hang his boots. Yea he is the most worshipped cricketer but he should also give chance to blossom young indian talent. Best of luck to Indian team for their future endeavor from Nepal.

  • rusty.booty on June 11, 2012, 13:06 GMT

    india's most talented cricketer rohit sharma failed again playing a lazy shot... who needs consistency when one knock in 4-5 innings is enough lol..

    @annys dinda is playing

  • on June 11, 2012, 13:10 GMT

    If we compare newcomers in all the test playing teams then once can easily judge that Indian youngesters far more convincing than others. India has to foster its bowling resources though. Based on logic of potential of newcomers, India are likely to get their no. 1 ranking in test back sooner or later but yet again bowling resource has to be sharpened. Get rid of craps like Vinay Kumar, ishant, R. Ashwin and include S. Ahmad, Aaron and B. Kumar.

  • Nampally on June 11, 2012, 13:11 GMT

    Another irresponsible innings from Rohit Sharma.Mukund , Dhawan & Rahane have failed 3 times. So the much touted 4 out of top 5 batsmen are not likely to make it to the Tests. Only guy who showed class & consistency is Pujara. He is head & shoulder above the rest of the over hyped Indian batsmen such as Rahane, Rohit Sharma, Tiwary - each of them are already been in the Indian squad for the past 12 months.Having talent is one thing but playing irresponsibly hasno excuses.There are only 3 guys from this team who need to be considered for the India test squad - Pujara, Shami Ahmad & Saha. Unfortunately Awana's arrival hasbeen delayed due to bungling adminstrative staff unable to get Visas in a timely manner.I am disappointed with the India A team - lot of talent but no production due to irresponsible batting & lack of dtermination.Pujara needs to also considered for the Test Captaincy. He is one shinning star moulded in the class of Gavaskar, Dravid & Tendulkar.

  • yuva19 on June 11, 2012, 13:20 GMT

    Badrinath is a classic and he's sitting down watching how A squad is flopping in Caribbean.If he's presented with half a chances that Rohit got, he certainly would have been a assent to the Indian side in all forms of the game. Age must be taken into consideration only during retirement not at debuting. If a 30 yr old retires then there's a problem but not for the one debuting at 30.

  • atuljain1969 on June 11, 2012, 13:48 GMT

    Its a T20 team in the mould of test team !. Take my word Test cricket is now outdated and T20 is in.

  • on June 11, 2012, 13:58 GMT

    dinda playing man .hav a look at the scoreboard

  • on June 11, 2012, 14:07 GMT

    I fully agreed with the statement. The way India A performing is really nice to watch. Pujara & Co. fighting well in WI. So far our bowlers are really finding there way than batsman. Except Pujara nobody is getting runs. Rohit played fine in first innings of first test. But failed to score reuns after. Rahane, Dhavan, Mukund, Tiwary, Saha.....everybody is fighting. S4econd test is also at simillar stage as first. After two days play both teams are at same stage. Lets see from here. Now onwords India needs to focus on there performance. Bowlers has to repeat there performance. And Rahane, Rohit needs to play a big role. All the best !!!