India-A makes it 2-Zero – The Hindu


Openers Rituraj Gaikwad and Shubman Gill struck positive half-centuries earlier than Navdeep Saini’s fifer guided India-A to a 65-run win over West Indies-A within the second unofficial ODI of the five-match collection right here.

India-A leads the five-match collection 2-Zero after the guests gained the primary ODI by an an identical 65-run margin.

Determination backfires

The house group’s resolution to ask India-A to bat on Sunday night time backfired as Gaikwad (85, 102b) and Gill (62, 83b) shared 151 runs for the opening wicket to arrange a complete of 255 for eight on the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium.

Whereas defending the goal, pacer Saini’s 5 for 46 noticed West Indies-A capitulate for 190 in 43.5 overs.

Gaikwad and Gill batted for practically 31 overs and struck 9 boundaries and three sixes between them.

Whereas Gaikwad hit 5 fours and two sixes, Gill discovered the fence 4 occasions and crossed it as soon as.

Manish Pandey (27), Hanuma Vihari (23) and Ishan Kishan (24) all obtained begins, however Romario Shepherd (4 for 36) made a stable comeback within the dying overs to comprise India-A.

Needing 256, West Indies-A misplaced John Campbell within the second over to Khaleel Ahmed.

Saini, who got here in to bowl as second change, then rattled the West Indians by dismissing Sunil Ambris, Roston Chase and Jonathan Carter in fast time to scale back the hosts to 77 for 5.

Raymon Reifer performed a preventing 71-run knock off 105 balls however he lacked assist from the opposite finish.

Shepherd remained not out on 34.

The third unofficial ODI can be performed on the identical stadium right here on Tuesday.