India A vs West Indies A: Shahbaz Nadeem takes another fifer, puts visitors on course for big win

West Indies A collapsed from 159/3 to 180 all out with Shahbaz Nadeem picking five wickets and Mohammad Siraj three. India A need 68 more runs to win the first unofficial Test.

Press Trust of India, Jul 27, 2019 14:02:22 IST

Antigua: Left-arm spinner Shahbaz Nadeem took a five-wicket haul for the second time in the match to put India A on the cusp of a big win over West Indies A in the first unofficial Test.

India A vs West Indies A: Shahbaz Nadeem takes another fifer, puts visitors on course for big win

File photo of India spinner Shahbaz Nadeem.

Nadeem's effort of five for 47 in 21 overs helped India A bowl out the hosts for 180 in their second innings after they were comfortably placed at 159 for three on day three of the four-day game on Friday. Pacer Mohammad Siraj ran through the lower-order with a three-wicket burst.

Chasing a meagre 97 for victory, India A were 29 for one in their second innings with Priyank Panchal (5) the batsman to be dismissed. Abhimanyu Easwaran was batting on 23 off 32 balls at the other end with India A needing another 68 runs for the win.

India A, who resumed the day at 299 for eight in their first innings, went on to make 312 in 104.3 overs with wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha (66) the last man to get out, marking a successful return with both bat and gloves following a long injury layoff.

West Indies A, who conceded an 84-run first innings lead, were steady in their second essay after the loss of openers Montcin Hodge (36) and Jeremy Solozano (11) at 51 for two.

Captain Shamarh Brooks (53) and Roston Chase (32) shared a 79-run stand for the third wicket but the collapse began with the fall of the skipper at 159 for four. The batsmen struggled to cope up with the guile and accuracy of Nadeem who have been knocking on the doors of the Indian Test team with consistent performances in domestic cricket over the years.

The Jharkhand spinner had also taken five wickets in the first innings, taking his match tally to 10 for 109.

Brief Scores:

West Indies A: 228 all out and 180 all out in 77 overs (Brooks 53; Nadeem 5/47).

India A: 312 (Dube 71, Saha 66; Cummins 4/40) and 29/1 in 10.3 overs.

Updated Date: Jul 27, 2019 14:02:22 IST






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