West Indies A v India A, 2nd unofficial Test, St Vincent, 4th day June 12, 2012

Johnson and Permaul crush India A

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West Indies A 217 (Brathwaite 66, Ahmed 4-48) and 204 (Carter 74, Pagon 67, Darekar 6-67) beat India A 202 (Pujara 67, Permaul 5-58) and 94 (Johnson 6-34, Permaul 4-22) by 125 runs
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Delorn Johnson and Veerasammy Permaul combined to rout India A for 94 on day four of the unofficial Test in Kingstown, propelling West Indies A to a 125-run victory that levelled the series at 1-1 with a game to play.

India had begun the day needing 163 more in their pursuit of 220, with six wickets in hand. They managed only 37, as it took the pair of left-arm spinner Permaul and left-arm quick Johnson just 16.4 overs to claim the remaining wickets on a wearing track.

The first batsman dismissed was Rohit Sharma, bowled by Permaul off a delivery that kept low. In the same over, Permaul trapped keeper Wriddhiman Saha lbw for a duck with an arm ball, breaking what was India's last recognised batting stand.

After Permaul produced figures of 4-2-5-2 to all but seal the game for West Indies, Johnson - who had picked up four wickets on the third evening - troubled the tail with a spell of out-swing and short-pitched bowling.

Johnson had Rahul Sharma edging one of his outswingers from around the wicket to keeper Devon Thomas to complete his maiden first-class five-for. No. 9 Shami Ahmed edged another of Johnson's outswingers, only to be dropped by Jonathan Carter at second slip. He was then struck on the left hand by a short one and needed treatment. Not long after, the working over was complete: Johnson had him fending a well-directed bouncer to the keeper.

The only batsman to show some resistance was Manoj Tiwary, who played 62 balls to top score with 20. He was eventually claimed by Permaul, edging to slip while pushing at a flighted delivery. India's last pair, Akshay Darekar and Ashok Dinda, hit out - there were a few edges and a couple of dropped catches - before Darekar was bowled to give Permaul his fourth wicket.

Permaul, West Indies' captain, said his team had worked hard for the win. "India have a big batting line-up with guys who are well known in the IPL, but we knew once we worked hard and played good cricket over the five days we [knew we] could beat them," he was quoted as saying by CMC. "We played well and when you play well you deserve some success."

India had claimed an unlikely win in the first unofficial Test by two wickets, and Permaul said his team had done well to bounce back after that disappointment. "This is a good comeback after the way we lost in Barbados. We felt we should have won there. After that defeat we were a bit down. But we came back here and got it right."

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  • Naresh28 on June 15, 2012, 11:37 GMT

    Mandeep Singh's name has been mentioned. I watched the IPL and found this guy has some talent. Only the future will tell. Also lots of people bash Rohit Sharma - this guy scored a century against top bowlers in the IPL. Give him time. With maturity he could be an exciting prospect for India.

  • scottyg on June 14, 2012, 11:09 GMT

    @everfaithful77, i agree with your comments but i disagree with brathwaite. he has not got the skills for test match cricket as he doesn't leave the ball enough or cash in on the bad balls to get runs- he would need to bat 400 balls to reach a century which would just cause draws or losses for the windies if

  • DarcyFlatts on June 14, 2012, 10:31 GMT

    As a WI fan I am pleased that the youngsters have been able to level the series, I only hope that K Edwards is drafted in for the final game to get him back to scoring runs. Johnson seems to have all the skills, over & around the wicket each way swing with pace from a high left arm action, with Gabriel recouperating and J Holder also bowling well. Watch out NZ. St.Lucia is a batting wicket expect India A to bounce back and draw the series. Last comment Permaul seems to be the real deal while Bishoo continues to struggle; he needs a consistent googly and maybe a stint with Anil Kumble and or in Ranji Trophy.

  • Wacco on June 14, 2012, 7:19 GMT

    @SPaul and @Palwank, all criticism of the Indian A team are rooted from frustrating experiences and facts. For example, some of your so called first team prospects cant even cross 10 against a lowly West Indian attack. Again, it shows that even your junior players suffer from same old disease. Except that Pujara, no one is good enough. But you guys still dance with the names of players like that left hander opener (toured earlier with the Sr. team) and RG Sharma - who were tried earlier and doesnt have a clue of how to play on good sporting tracks! India will have to grind for few years before they start to compete - this is not a top of the head prediction but a well researched observation!

  • on June 14, 2012, 2:42 GMT

    This test series has so far been highly competitive, and invaluable in terms of exposure to the young men trying to break into their respective national test team. It would have been more useful for them as well as provide them with highly valuable experience if this series was rather a full fledged 5 match test series by scapping off the less useful ODIs & T20 fixtures.

  • rienzied on June 14, 2012, 1:05 GMT

    cannot get lucky for two tests in a row, nice to see the winides trash them!

  • Nampally on June 13, 2012, 18:19 GMT

    Congrats WI - great win. A disappointing show - team India got bundled out for below 100. A one sided loss of this nature makes the team look really bad. Admittedly India was hampered by Visa delays to one of their seamers. But the batting was supposed to show case the limited bowling in the team.The openers have been attrociously poor - much fancied Dhawan & Mukund who scored so heavily in IPL & in Ranji. The middle order with potentially 4 star candidates for the Indian Test team did little except for Pujara in last 4 innings.Much was expected of Rohit Sharma, Rahane & Tiwary. The Indian team was also expected to do well in England & Australia but there was total collapse of much fancied batting too.The real concern here is why does the Indian team batting fail so badly despite the most talented guys included? BCCI need to focus on this aspect of the Indian teams sent abroad.Indian players have few more chances to prove themselves but so far it has been a poor batting show! .

  • on June 13, 2012, 14:07 GMT

    Again some horrible comments on Indian A team. Its a treditional habbit of we Indians to critisise our team evry time after we loose. At any level. Whole cricketing world is playing IPL but no country is pointing out their players that they were part of IPl after every single loss. England, Australis, WI, SA, SL, NZ etc etc......evry top player are the the part of IPL. But SL board pointed out IPl after there loss against Pak and I m sure not Eng or WI board will pointout IPL after there loss in forthcoming ODI & T20 matches though there top batsmen were part of IPl including Gayle, Pieterson, Pllord etc. Infact Almost every country is organising such T20 Tounaments once in a year. But we are only blaiming IPL for any loss. Friends have u looked at the wicket on day 4 ? It was horrible. It seems to be toss to be so crucial in third test also. The winning toss will have upper hand as toss winner team will go for batting first. And again the team batting in fourth inning will suffer.

  • on June 13, 2012, 14:03 GMT

    why badrinath mandeep ojha aswin aaron in the team. what has shami ahmed bhubneswar kumar has done

  • on June 13, 2012, 13:58 GMT

    IPL big guns failed again in foreign soil ..... against Pace as well as spin . lack of temperment..?

  • Naresh28 on June 15, 2012, 11:37 GMT

    Mandeep Singh's name has been mentioned. I watched the IPL and found this guy has some talent. Only the future will tell. Also lots of people bash Rohit Sharma - this guy scored a century against top bowlers in the IPL. Give him time. With maturity he could be an exciting prospect for India.

  • scottyg on June 14, 2012, 11:09 GMT

    @everfaithful77, i agree with your comments but i disagree with brathwaite. he has not got the skills for test match cricket as he doesn't leave the ball enough or cash in on the bad balls to get runs- he would need to bat 400 balls to reach a century which would just cause draws or losses for the windies if

  • DarcyFlatts on June 14, 2012, 10:31 GMT

    As a WI fan I am pleased that the youngsters have been able to level the series, I only hope that K Edwards is drafted in for the final game to get him back to scoring runs. Johnson seems to have all the skills, over & around the wicket each way swing with pace from a high left arm action, with Gabriel recouperating and J Holder also bowling well. Watch out NZ. St.Lucia is a batting wicket expect India A to bounce back and draw the series. Last comment Permaul seems to be the real deal while Bishoo continues to struggle; he needs a consistent googly and maybe a stint with Anil Kumble and or in Ranji Trophy.

  • Wacco on June 14, 2012, 7:19 GMT

    @SPaul and @Palwank, all criticism of the Indian A team are rooted from frustrating experiences and facts. For example, some of your so called first team prospects cant even cross 10 against a lowly West Indian attack. Again, it shows that even your junior players suffer from same old disease. Except that Pujara, no one is good enough. But you guys still dance with the names of players like that left hander opener (toured earlier with the Sr. team) and RG Sharma - who were tried earlier and doesnt have a clue of how to play on good sporting tracks! India will have to grind for few years before they start to compete - this is not a top of the head prediction but a well researched observation!

  • on June 14, 2012, 2:42 GMT

    This test series has so far been highly competitive, and invaluable in terms of exposure to the young men trying to break into their respective national test team. It would have been more useful for them as well as provide them with highly valuable experience if this series was rather a full fledged 5 match test series by scapping off the less useful ODIs & T20 fixtures.

  • rienzied on June 14, 2012, 1:05 GMT

    cannot get lucky for two tests in a row, nice to see the winides trash them!

  • Nampally on June 13, 2012, 18:19 GMT

    Congrats WI - great win. A disappointing show - team India got bundled out for below 100. A one sided loss of this nature makes the team look really bad. Admittedly India was hampered by Visa delays to one of their seamers. But the batting was supposed to show case the limited bowling in the team.The openers have been attrociously poor - much fancied Dhawan & Mukund who scored so heavily in IPL & in Ranji. The middle order with potentially 4 star candidates for the Indian Test team did little except for Pujara in last 4 innings.Much was expected of Rohit Sharma, Rahane & Tiwary. The Indian team was also expected to do well in England & Australia but there was total collapse of much fancied batting too.The real concern here is why does the Indian team batting fail so badly despite the most talented guys included? BCCI need to focus on this aspect of the Indian teams sent abroad.Indian players have few more chances to prove themselves but so far it has been a poor batting show! .

  • on June 13, 2012, 14:07 GMT

    Again some horrible comments on Indian A team. Its a treditional habbit of we Indians to critisise our team evry time after we loose. At any level. Whole cricketing world is playing IPL but no country is pointing out their players that they were part of IPl after every single loss. England, Australis, WI, SA, SL, NZ etc etc......evry top player are the the part of IPL. But SL board pointed out IPl after there loss against Pak and I m sure not Eng or WI board will pointout IPL after there loss in forthcoming ODI & T20 matches though there top batsmen were part of IPl including Gayle, Pieterson, Pllord etc. Infact Almost every country is organising such T20 Tounaments once in a year. But we are only blaiming IPL for any loss. Friends have u looked at the wicket on day 4 ? It was horrible. It seems to be toss to be so crucial in third test also. The winning toss will have upper hand as toss winner team will go for batting first. And again the team batting in fourth inning will suffer.

  • on June 13, 2012, 14:03 GMT

    why badrinath mandeep ojha aswin aaron in the team. what has shami ahmed bhubneswar kumar has done

  • on June 13, 2012, 13:58 GMT

    IPL big guns failed again in foreign soil ..... against Pace as well as spin . lack of temperment..?

  • tanstell87 on June 13, 2012, 13:19 GMT

    no need to bring Badrinath in India A team....the fight for that slot in Indian team is between Rohit-Pujara-Rahane & Manoj Tiwary...!

  • joseyesu on June 13, 2012, 9:34 GMT

    @rahulcricket007 - Though Kohli has scored only 1 century, he had a avg 30 in almost every match against Aus,i guess it is because of shouldering RESPONSIBILITY(ODI,IPL), he became an automatic pic in the test match and remember he is portrayed as a future captain. It is not just TALENT. My point is give BADRI a chance in TEST atleast.

  • TRUE_INDIAN_101 on June 13, 2012, 9:32 GMT

    On one side BCCI says that DOMESTIC Cricket is very important to assess the ability of the young crop. However on the other side the youngsters like Robin Bist (Highest run getter in RANJI TROPH) and Awana who have toiled very hard and scored runs & taken wickets respectively all over the country during premier domestic tournaments ARE SITTING ON THE BENCH EVEN WHEN THE NON-PERFORMERS MAKE THE CUT AHEAD OF THEM. BIST HAS SHOWN SOUND TEMPERAMET AND TECHNIQUE TO STAY AT THE CREASE FOR LONG DURATIONS AND SCORE RUNS. HE SEEMS SUITABLE FOR THE LONGER VERSION BUT HE IS SITTING ON THE BENCH FOR THE 4 DAY GAMES & WILL BE GIVEN CHANCE IN T-20 SO THAT HE FAILS. GREAT STRATEGY ......

  • on June 13, 2012, 8:56 GMT

    @joseysu just in case you didn't notice, Pujara did score 67 in the first innings and held the innings together. 1 failure in 4 innings is perfectly acceptable at this level, especially if you've played 3 important knocks otherwise. Rohit Sharma, yes, is frustrating, but unless they have matches like this, how will they learn? I am bitterly disappointed though at the failure of Rahane.

  • Shezad45 on June 13, 2012, 8:56 GMT

    Read some comments ,they r blaming Rohit for this loss don't understand why , the others also didn't play well now main problem is wid our batting , the team is nt getting gud starts and must change the batting order i prefer rohit at 4 and pujara at 3 then they'll bat well and what can rohit do when they were 30-4 , the pitch was a difficult to bat every batsman struggled and rohit got out to a low ball

  • rahulcricket007 on June 13, 2012, 8:05 GMT

    @joseyesu . pujara scored 67 in first innings in this match also . only pujara has deliverd consistently in this series . THE SO TALENTED RAHANE IS GETTING OUT IN SINGLE DIGIT SCORES . ALSO WHY KOHLI IS NOT PLAYING IN THIS SERIES , HE IS ALSO YOUNG , JUST BECAUSE OF A CENTURY YOU CAN'T BE A REGULAR IN TEST SIDE .

  • on June 13, 2012, 7:49 GMT

    Where is Murali Vijay and Dinesh karthik?

  • everfaithful77 on June 13, 2012, 7:33 GMT

    BRILLIANT TEAM PERFORMANCE BY WEST INDIES A. TO DISMISS AN IMPRESSIVE LINE-UP OF INDIAN BATSMEN FOR ONLY 94 WAS SIMPLY REMARKABLE. JOHNSON AND PERMAUL ARE GREAT FINDS OR PROSPECTS FOR WINDIES TEST DUTY. I HOPE THE SELECTORS ARE TAKING NOTE. Some of the Indian batsmen have actually played test cricket. It is rear to have a West Indian spinner taking ten wickets in a match like PERMAUL did. JOHNSON who grabbed 8 wkts represents an interesting prospect as he is a LEFT- ARM SEAMER which is a rarity at international level for West Indies since the likes of PEDRO COLLINS. The batting of BRATHWAITE, CARTER AND PAGON played a tremendous part in this victory and should be noted by the WI SELECTORS. Carter can be tested against New Zealand in ODI or 20/20 cricket as an all-rounder. Pagon, Odean BROWN and Richardson who are members of the Jamaican 4day champion team should also be considered for duties vs New-Zealand. Also Jason HOLDER. WICB MUST EXPOSE MORE PLAYERS AT INTERNATIONAL LEVEL.

  • venkatesh018 on June 13, 2012, 6:07 GMT

    C'mon, some network pl telecast the third test live, atleast on the web.

  • on June 13, 2012, 5:31 GMT

    Friends just one reminder Our famed senior side struggled to touch 300 runs in an innings during the whole tour of windies last time. Let's admit that run making is difficult on these caribbean pitches due to their uneven nature.

  • buntyj on June 13, 2012, 5:09 GMT

    i continue to support pujara as i did after unofficial test 1, but no1 clicks each innings; india a are fortunate not to be 2-0 down. the only young batsman left out was mandeep. so this doesnt bode well for our benchstrength and future. whats happened to rahane? i dont really share others high expectations of rohit, manoj, dhawan (consistency) or mukund. darekar i dont know enough about save that he had a good ranji season. is he a sla in classical mold? still too early to judge since he got wickets on a pitch on which permaul did even better. will be interesting to see how he bowls on an unhelpful pitch. congrats windies a.

  • RajeshNaik on June 13, 2012, 4:39 GMT

    Once Pujara was gone the match was gone for India A. Out of this lot only Pujara is world class. Rest all pretenders. I never thought Rahane is good in the longer version. India's future is Pujara, Virat Kohli, Manoj Tiwary and Rohit Sharma if he manages to hold his thoughts in one place. Put in Badrinath for some solidity and we have a good batting line up.

  • arunrg on June 13, 2012, 4:24 GMT

    Going by this performance, its safe to assume that the future of test cricket in India looks bleak. Most player lack commitment and appear very lethargic. This casual approach and easy-going attitude may help their T20 careers where strike-rate weighs more than consistency but will not lead them anywhere in the Test circuit.

  • asish707 on June 13, 2012, 3:49 GMT

    Hey neerajprasher,raj60 why are blaming rohit sharma all plyers not plyed wel. give another chance to plyers its not a T20gmae take same to prove talent

  • satish619chandar on June 13, 2012, 3:33 GMT

    Not sure why people blame IPL still.. Shami Ahmed, Darekar, Mukund didn't play in IPL.. Saha, Pujara, Dinda didn't get much games.. Rahul, Tiwary, Dhawan and Rohit were in national frame for long enough time.. Still we blame IPL for the loss.. The players play domestic and international cricket for whole year and only 2 months for IPL.. Would anyone blame IPL for not producing the fast bowlers? Who wouldn't bowl fast in T20?

  • on June 13, 2012, 3:18 GMT

    BCCI should organize more overseas tour for 'A' team.it really leaning experience for our young players.so they can groom there game.

  • joseyesu on June 13, 2012, 3:03 GMT

    Where are those who supported PUJARA and ROHIT after the match 1.What happened to their talent in match2? Be careful in analysing the player. A domestic season run is alone not important, whereas the condition like this proves who is worth and not. Atleast a minimum of 10 matches in overseas is important to judge and also to reject the misfortunes in low quality pitches(if any).

  • karthik666 on June 13, 2012, 2:53 GMT

    @neerajprasher - No matter what u say, most ppl who comment here support him .. He will keep getting chances non stop .. another agarkar in the making

  • raj60 on June 13, 2012, 2:41 GMT

    Except Pujara all other batsmen have been found wanting. The reason is IPL. Rohit Sharma the biggest DUD.

  • neerajprasher on June 13, 2012, 1:49 GMT

    Rohit Sharma is useless.he got enough chances to prove himself but still results is same.please dont pick Rohit for any indian side

  • on June 13, 2012, 1:45 GMT

    A team vs A team isn't about who wins but what new talent is uncovered. For the WI, who are lacking good batsmen, they have discovered new bowlers in Permaul and Delorn J and also an allrounder in Carter. India has discovered a spinner in Darekar, reconfimed Pujara's ability to play tests and should be happy that Rohit is taking wickets to go with his batting. The score is 3 all. No new menacing pacemen uncovered by India and no new top order batsmen uncovered by WI.

  • Vnott on June 13, 2012, 1:39 GMT

    It was expected that once Pujara departed early, A-team would cave in. Clearly he seems to be the only Mentally ready batsman in the Indian team. Atleast one answer is found for the selectors. Disappointing to see Mukund, Rahane and Dhawan fail. Either Mukund or Dhawan needs to make way for Bist- possibly Dhawan and get Kumar and Awana in place of both spinners - so you can go with a all pace attack for the last game. Darekar and Sharma both hv bowled wel though- just horses for coursesl. Has been an interesting series.

  • BCCI007 on June 13, 2012, 1:17 GMT

    Indian selectors have got to understand difference between IPL & Test Matches....Also India's bowling is weak...When other spinners are amongst wickets,indian spinners are finding it tough to take wickets...

  • ToTellUTheTruth on June 13, 2012, 1:13 GMT

    How come in any of the innings so far (all two combined), the score did not cross 250 by any of the teams?

  • on June 13, 2012, 1:03 GMT

    comeon man give a chance to ambati rayudu at least now..

  • on June 12, 2012, 23:59 GMT

    Very encouraging stuff from WI A. Keep it up. Now do what yr seniors couldn't do. Win the series guys!

  • on June 12, 2012, 22:59 GMT

    IPL millionaires cannot play international, surprise…………..

  • srriaj317 on June 12, 2012, 21:30 GMT

    Promising result for the WI! Can't imagine how the Indians would have batted if they let a pace bowler take 6 wickets even in spin-favoring conditions...If lady luck had shined WI's way in the 1st test, this would be phenomenal. Indeed its still phenomenal - WI are practically 1.5 - 0.5 ahead!

  • Dravid_Pujara_Gravitas on June 12, 2012, 21:28 GMT

    Well done Windies A. Shame India A. IPL boys getting hammered and cleaned up. Very glad for Windies - from an Indian.

  • cimrsimg on June 12, 2012, 21:20 GMT

    Impressive performance from WesIndies... The final match would be interesting. I hope cricinfo covers it ball by ball.

  • Bruisers on June 12, 2012, 21:19 GMT

    For the last game, drop Rahul Sharma and get Awana in the XI. Also drop Mukund get Bist in the middle-order... The XI should be DHAWAN, RAHANE, PUJARA, ROHIT, BIST, TIWARY, SAHA, DAREKAR, SHAMI, DINDA, AWANA. Just the one spinner because Saint Lucia is a quick track and spinners (esp. leggies) won't get much help.

  • on June 12, 2012, 20:59 GMT

    Keep on doing well Johnson, hopefully in time you can catch the eyes of the selectors.

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  • on June 12, 2012, 20:59 GMT

    Keep on doing well Johnson, hopefully in time you can catch the eyes of the selectors.

  • Bruisers on June 12, 2012, 21:19 GMT

    For the last game, drop Rahul Sharma and get Awana in the XI. Also drop Mukund get Bist in the middle-order... The XI should be DHAWAN, RAHANE, PUJARA, ROHIT, BIST, TIWARY, SAHA, DAREKAR, SHAMI, DINDA, AWANA. Just the one spinner because Saint Lucia is a quick track and spinners (esp. leggies) won't get much help.

  • cimrsimg on June 12, 2012, 21:20 GMT

    Impressive performance from WesIndies... The final match would be interesting. I hope cricinfo covers it ball by ball.

  • Dravid_Pujara_Gravitas on June 12, 2012, 21:28 GMT

    Well done Windies A. Shame India A. IPL boys getting hammered and cleaned up. Very glad for Windies - from an Indian.

  • srriaj317 on June 12, 2012, 21:30 GMT

    Promising result for the WI! Can't imagine how the Indians would have batted if they let a pace bowler take 6 wickets even in spin-favoring conditions...If lady luck had shined WI's way in the 1st test, this would be phenomenal. Indeed its still phenomenal - WI are practically 1.5 - 0.5 ahead!

  • on June 12, 2012, 22:59 GMT

    IPL millionaires cannot play international, surprise…………..

  • on June 12, 2012, 23:59 GMT

    Very encouraging stuff from WI A. Keep it up. Now do what yr seniors couldn't do. Win the series guys!

  • on June 13, 2012, 1:03 GMT

    comeon man give a chance to ambati rayudu at least now..

  • ToTellUTheTruth on June 13, 2012, 1:13 GMT

    How come in any of the innings so far (all two combined), the score did not cross 250 by any of the teams?

  • BCCI007 on June 13, 2012, 1:17 GMT

    Indian selectors have got to understand difference between IPL & Test Matches....Also India's bowling is weak...When other spinners are amongst wickets,indian spinners are finding it tough to take wickets...