Rahane, Vihari hit half centuries in drawn warm-up recreation in opposition to West Indies A


India vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane scored a much-needed half century forward of the primary Take a look at earlier than the three-day warm-up recreation in opposition to West Indies A led to a draw on the ultimate day right here.

Rahane, who has not scored 100 in additional than two years, made 54 off 162 balls earlier than a reverse sweep led to his dismissal on Monday, the final day of the match.

Rahane, the stand-in captain on this recreation, had come to open the innings after failing within the first essay.

The Mumbai batsman appeared horribly out of contact throughout his 35 overs on the crease on day two. His 20 not out on Sunday had three boundaries however he performed greater than 80 dot balls, an affidavit to his struggles.

Rahane and Hanuma Vihari had resumed the innings on Monday at 84 for one and each the batsmen managed to attain half-centuries.

Vihari, who was on 48 in a single day, went on to make 64 off 125 balls in an innings comprising 9 fours and a six with India extending their result in 279 runs.

Off-spinner Akim Frazer eliminated each Rahane and Vihari whereas Rishabh Pant (19) and Ravindra Jadeja (9) have been the opposite batsmen dismissed earlier than lunch.

India reached 174 for five at lunch however declared at 188 for five after taking part in eight overs extra to take an total lead of 304.

West Indies, who have been all out for 181 of their first innings in reply to India’s 297 for six declared, batted for the second time and have been lowered to 47 for 3 in 21 overs at tea and each the edges instantly determined to finish the match.

Jasprit Bumrah, Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra shared the spoils with a wicket apiece.

On day two on Sunday, seniormost pacer 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 in opposition to West Indies A after second day of warm-up recreation.

Having declared on their in a single day rating of 297 for five on the finish of the primary day, India bowled out the house workforce for 181 in 56.1 overs with Ishant (three/21), Kuldeep (three/35) and Umesh Yadav (three/19) sharing the spoils.

The second day was concerning the Indian bowlers looking for their groove after switching codecs.

Umesh, who hasn’t been among the many prime three pacers within the beginning line-up, additionally gave account of himself rocking the A workforce’s middle-order.

The primary Take a look at begins right here on Thursday at North Sound.

Transient Scores:

India: 297/5 decl and 188/5 decl in 78 overs (Hanuma Vihari 64, Ajinkya Rahane 54).

West Indies A: 181 all out in 56.1 overs and 47 for three in 21 overs.