PRESS TRUST OF INDIA
Shimoga, 4 October
India A conceded a slender 47-run first-innings lead to the West Indies A despite a fighting half-century by Uday Kaul on the third day of the second unofficial Test here today.
At the close of play on Day 2, West Indies A were 28 for no loss in their second innings, extending their overall lead to 75 runs.
Before Kaul’s rearguard unbeaten knock of 64 off 172 balls, Vasudevan Jagadeesh (86) and Abhishek Nayar (89) were involved in a 99-run partnership for the fourth wicket, as India A were all out for 359 in their first innings. Having gained slender lead, the West Indies A were at a pretty comfortable position at stumps with openers Kraigg Brathwaite and Kieran Powell batting on 18 and 9, respectively.
In reply to the West Indies’ 406, India’s innings ended just after tea with Kaul remaining unbeaten. Mohammad Shami was the last man out, caught behind by Chadwick Walton off medium pacer Assad Fudadin for a handy 15 runs.
Brief scores: West Indies A (Brathwaite 82) 406 & 28/0 v India A 359.