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Brittle batting lets India ‘A’ down again

cricket Updated: Jun 20, 2012 00:05 IST

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India 'A' stand on the verge of a probable series defeat after suffering yet another batting collapse in their second innings against West Indies 'A' on the third day of the third and final unofficial cricket Test here today.

After conceding a crucial 106-run first innings lead to West Indies ‘A’, India’s top-order yet again disappointed as the visitors ended the third and penultimate day at 181 for seven in their second essay, still trailing the home team by 75 runs.

After India’s first four wickets fell cheaply for just 35 runs, Manoj Tiwary showed some resilience with a gritty 62 off 119 balls to take the visitors forward in their second innings in wicket-keeper Wriddhiman Saha’s company.

At stumps on day three, Saha remained unbeaten on 48 while giving him company was Shami Ahmed on 16. For the hosts, pace duo of Delorn Johnson and Kevin McClean scalped three wickets apiece to derail India’s innings.

With a healthy first innings lead on their side, Johnson and McClean bowled aggressively to put the hosts on top.

Brief Scores

India ‘A’ 230 & 202 (Tiwary 62; McCLean 5/57) lost to WI ‘A’ 336 & 97/0 (Powell 56*)

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