West Indies 'A' defeat India 'A' in first unofficial test
Manpreet Juneja's resolute knockswent in vain as India A succumbed to a humiliating 162-run defeat against the West Indies A in the first unofficial Test, giving away a 1-0 lead to the visitors in the three-match series on Saturday.cricket Updated: Sep 29, 2013 01:39 IST
Manpreet Juneja's resolute knocks went in vain as India A succumbed to a humiliating 162-run defeat against the West Indies A in the first unofficial Test, giving away a 1-0 lead to the visitors in the three-match series on Saturday.
Needing 314 runs to win the match after West Indies declared at their overnight second innings score of 130 for three, India were bundled out for 152.
The hosts were earlier dismissed for 245 in the first innings, giving West Indies a lead of 184 runs.
The Indian top-order failed with Manpreet Juneja being an exception with his 193-ball 70 after a first-innings effort of 84.
In the second innings, India lost half the side with a mere 90 runs on the board. Captain Cheteshwar Pujara (17) failed for the second time in the match, which proved quite crucial.
The lower-order batsmen could not hang on with Juneja and lost their wickets after finding no answer to the bowling by West Indies spinners.
For West Indies, the match was set up by captain Kirk Edwards (91), Kraigg Braithwaite (90) and Assad Fadudin (86) in the first innings, which helped the team amass 429 all out.
Brief scores: WI A 1st innings 429; Ind A 1st innings 245; WI A 2nd innings 130/3 (Powell 68); Ind A 2nd innings 152 (Juneja 70; Miller 5/40)