India tour match | Rahane will get some priceless runs

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Indian vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane received some a lot wanted runs underneath his belt forward of the primary Take a look at because the guests reached 174 for 5 at lunch on the ultimate day of the three-day warm-up recreation towards West Indies-A right here on Monday.

Rahane, who has not scored 100 in additional than two years, made a preventing 54 off 162 balls earlier than a reverse sweep led to his dismissal. Rahane, the stand-in captain on this recreation, had come to open the innings after failing within the first essay.

Rahane and Hanuma Vihari had resumed the innings at 84 for one and each managed to attain half-centuries. Vihari made 64 off 125 balls, with 9 fours and a six, as India prolonged its result in 279 runs.

On Sunday, Ishant Sharma bowled a fiery opening spell whereas left-arm wrist spinner Kuldeep Yadav promised to pose stiff competitors for Ashwin as India dominated proceedings.

India bowled out the house crew for 181 in 56.1 overs with Ishant (three for 21), Kuldeep (three for 35) and Umesh Yadav (three for 19) sharing the spoils.

The scores: India 297 for 5 decl. and 174 for 5 in 70 overs at lunch (Vihari 64, Rahane 54) vs West Indies-A 181 in 56.1 overs (Ishant Sharma three for 21, Umesh Yadav three for 19, Kuldeep Yadav three for 35).