Player of the Match
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Gaikwad, Gill and Saini make it 2-0 for India A

Navdeep Saini reacts after bowling BCCI

A 151-run first-wicket stand between Ruturaj Gaikwad (85) and Shubman Gill (62) set up India's first-innings total of 255, after which pacer Navdeep Saini ran through West Indies A with a five-wicket haul to give India A a 2-0 lead in the series.

Between them, Gaikwad and Gill struck nine fours and three sixes and batted nearly 31 overs, but a solid comeback from Romario Shepherd (4-36) in the death overs restricted India A from posting an even bigger total. The captain Manish Pandey, Ishan Kishan and Hanuma Vihari were all dismissed in their twenties.

West Indies A began their chase poorly, losing John Campbell in the second over to Khaleel Ahmed. When Saini came to bowl, in as second-change, he dismantled the backbone of West Indies A, removing Sunil Ambris, Roston Chase and Jonathan Carter.

From 77 for 5, West Indies A clawed their way to a respectable 190 courtesy Raymon Reifer's fighting 71, but with no support from the other end, West Indies fell 65 runs short with nearly six overs still to play. Shepherd capped off a solid all-round day for himself by staying not out for 34.

W. Indies A 2nd innings Partnerships

1st11JD CampbellSW Ambris
2nd36SW AmbrisRA Reifer
3rd14RL ChaseRA Reifer
4th16JL CarterRA Reifer
5th0RA ReiferR Powell
6th7SO DowrichRA Reifer
7th24RA ReiferRRS Cornwall
8th69RA ReiferR Shepherd
9th1K PierreR Shepherd
10th12R ShepherdAkeem Jordan