Shreyas Iyer made a match-defining 77 earlier than the bowlers, led by left-arm pacer Khaleel Ahmed, guided India-A to a 65-run win over West Indies-A in a low-scoring, first unofficial One-Day Worldwide right here on Thursday.
India-A was in a spot of trouble at 22 for 3 after opting to bat earlier than Shreyas and Hanuma Vihari placed on 95 runs for the fourth wicket and laid the inspiration because the staff posted 190.
At a time when the highlight is on middle-order issues of the senior staff following India’s semifinal defeat to New Zealand within the World Cup, Shreyas made a case for himself with a well timed knock that got here off 107 balls and was studded with eight fours and a six.
Shreyas had the difficult job of repairing the innings after openers Rituraj Gaekwad and Shubman Gill, and skipper Manish Pandey departed inside the primary eight overs.
Shreyas, within the firm of Vihari, who made a affected person 34 off 63 balls, resurrected the innings, however as soon as the duo departed, the innings fell aside once more.
West Indies-A skipper Roston Chase (4 for 19) ran by India’s lower-order together with his off-spin.
Pacer Akeen Jordan (three for 43) too shone with the brand new ball for the Caribbeans.
Defending the full, Khaleel (three for 16 off eight overs) produced a fiery opening spell.
He was ably supported by the spin trio of Axar Patel (two for 16), Rahul Chahar (two for 32) and Washington Sundar (two for 37) as India-A bundled out West Indies-A for 125 in 35.5 overs.
India-A 190 in 48.5 overs (Shreyas Iyer 77, Hanuma Vihari 34, Roston Chase 4 for 19, Akeen Jordan three for 43) bt West Indies-A 125 in 35.5 overs (J. Carter 41, Rovman Powell 41, Khaleel Ahmed three for 16).