Cricket

India A vs West Indies A: Khaleel Ahmed, Axar Patel's efforts go in vain as hosts register first win of series in 4th 'ODI'

  • Asian News International
  • July 20th, 2019
  • 13:28:54 IST

Antigua: West Indies A registered their first win of the five-match unofficial ODI series on Friday as they defeated India A by five runs.

Chasing 299, Indian team got off to a steady start as openers Anmolpreet Singh and Ruturaj Gaikwad provided a 32-run stand, but their resistance was cut short by Sherfane Rutherford's brilliance in the field as he dismissed Singh (11).

File image of Khaleel Ahmed. AFP

File image of Khaleel Ahmed. AFP

The Indian team kept on losing wickets in the middle and they were not able to stitch a solid partnership as the Indian side got reduced to 127/5 in the 26th over.

Axar Patel held the fort for the India side as he mixed caution and aggression and he went on to stay unbeaten at 81.

Krunal Pandya, Washington Sundar then took the honours upon themselves and they tried to rescue India. Both the players went on to play knocks of 45, but as soon as they got sent to the pavilion, India's hopes of a win were dashed and the team lost the match by five runs.

Earlier, India had won the toss and they opted to bowl first. Roston Chase's knock of 84 runs enabled West Indies to post the score of 298/9 in the allotted fifty overs.

Devon Thomas, Chase, and Jonathon Carter went on to register scores of fifty-plus to consolidate the Carribean side's batting performance.

Khaleel Ahmed scalped four wickets for India, but in the end, Romario Shephard scored 21 runs off just 8 balls to propel West Indies over the 295-run mark.

Both teams will now face each other in the fifth and final ODI on 21 July with India holding an unassailable 3-1 lead in the series.

Brief Scores: West Indies A 298/9 (Roston Chase 84, Devon Thomas 70, Khaleel Ahmed 4-67) beat India A 293/9 (Axar Patel 81*, Washington Sundar 45, Roman Powell 2-47) by five runs.

Updated Date: July 20, 2019 13:28:54 IST

Find latest and upcoming tech gadgets online on Tech2 Gadgets. Get technology news, gadgets reviews & ratings. Popular gadgets including laptop, tablet and mobile specifications, features, prices, comparison.

also read

India vs New Zealand: Hosts' spin attack combine plans, patience and a lot of Axar Patel to turn the screws on Kiwis
First Cricket News

India vs New Zealand: Hosts' spin attack combine plans, patience and a lot of Axar Patel to turn the screws on Kiwis

On a pitch that was far from a rank turner, Axar Patel was the star of the Indian spin attack that picked up nine wickets on day three of the Kanpur Test.

India vs New Zealand: Never saw myself as a white-ball specialist, says Axar Patel after five-for in first Test
First Cricket News

India vs New Zealand: Never saw myself as a white-ball specialist, says Axar Patel after five-for in first Test

The left-arm spinner took five wickets for 62 runs to bring India back in the first Test against New Zealand.

India vs New Zealand: Hosts' 3-0 win a fitting scoreline for a team that was led well, handled pressure better
First Cricket News

India vs New Zealand: Hosts' 3-0 win a fitting scoreline for a team that was led well, handled pressure better

Some series score lines don’t tell the full story, but on this occasion, 3-0 explained exactly how dominant India were.