In reply, West Indies ‘A’ were 34 without loss, with Test opener Kieran Powell unbeaten on 16 and Kraigg Brathwaite on 13.

The visitors were rescued by their lower-order all-rounder Jalaj Saxena’s breezy 61after being reduced to 179 for seven soon after tea. The poor form of top-order batsmen continued. Opener Ajinkya Rahane (32), skipper Cheteshwar Pujara (33)and Manoj Tiwari (32) got their eye in, but failed to build. — IANS