Spinners put West Indies A in charge

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Mysore, India - West Indies A tightened their grip on the four-day game in Mysore after their spinners ran through India A's lower order on the third day. 

The home side lost their final seven wickets for 61 runs as Nikita Miller and Veerasammy Permaul showed off the depth in West Indies' spin stocks and wrested a 184-run first-innings advantage.

Manpreet Juneja, the Gujarat batsman, followed up his recent impressive outings against New Zealand A with an 84 that steadied the hosts but his dismissal sparked a collapse that put the visitors in charge.


Summary Scores: Day 1 Report, Day 2 Report

West Indies A 1st Innings: 429 All Out (135 Overs). Kraigg Brathwaite 92, Kirk Edwards* 91, Assad Fudadin 86*, Nikita Miller 49; Parvez Rasool 45-13-116-5, Ishwar Pandey 27-7-69-2, Mohammed Shami 21-2-75-1, Rajat Paliwal 13-3-56-1.

India A  1st Innings (Toss): 245 All Out (95.3 Overs). Manpreet Juneja 84, Lokesh Rahul 46, Rohit Motwani 28, Harshad Khadiwale 27; Veerasammy Permaul 30.3-7-85-5, Nikita Miller 35-11-61-4, Miguel Cummins 18-3-47-1, Delorn Johnson 12-3-46-0.

West Indies A 2nd Innings: 130/3 (34.5 Overs). Kieran Powell 68, Kraigg Brathwaite 34, Narsingh Deonarine 9, Kirk Edwards* 9*; Parvez Rasool 9.5-1-41-2, Rajat Paliwal 3-1-13-1, Mohammed Shami 6-1-16-0, Ishwar Pandey 8-2-23-0.

Stumps, Day 3


India had moved on to 184 for 3 before Juneja was trapped lbw by left-arm spinner Permaul. The rest of the batsmen were clueless against the spinners, with only the wicketkeeper-batsman Rohit Motwani providing any resistance. 

He was unbeaten on 28 as the visitors ripped through the tail to secure a lead that big enough to allow them the option of enforcing the follow-on, an option they didn't take.

That lead was stretched further by an aggressive 68 from Kieran Powell, who dominated an opening stand of 112 with Kraigg Brathwaite. 

Offspinner Parvez Rasool, who was the most successful bowler in the first innings, then struck twice as West Indies ended the day on 130 for 3, ahead by 314.

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Fri, 09/27/2013 - 10:26