Tough ask for India 'A'

Jun 19, 2012, 09:19 IST | Agencies

India 'A' lost three wickets with just 30 runs on the baord at lunch after conceding a 106 first-innings lead after West Indies 'A' first innings ended at 336 all out in a rain-interrupted first session on the third day of the third and final unofficial cricket Test here yesterday

In reply to India’s first-innings total of 230, West Indies added 16 runs to their overnight score of 320 for eight.

Rohit Sharma was batting on two while Manoj Tiwary was yet to open his account.

On Sunday, opener Kieran Powell’s gritty century gave West Indies ‘A’ a crucial 90-run lead. with two wickets still intact at the close of play on the second day.

Powell kept himself in the Test calculations, stroking his third first-class hundred and his second in as many months. He scored 139.

He cracked 12 fours and three sixes in a typically dour knock which came off 255 balls and lasted six hours and 46 minutes. However, in the Test matches, the 22-year-old managed just 71 runs in five innings as West Indies lost the three-Test series 0-2. 

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