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India A fight back to restrict Windies to 268

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Wrecker in chiefAbhishek Nayar (right) turned the tide in India A’s favour after picking up the crucial wicket of Leon Johnson (left).Photo: k murali kumar
Wrecker in chiefAbhishek Nayar (right) turned the tide in India A’s favour after picking up the crucial wicket of Leon Johnson (left).Photo: k murali kumar

India A were 10-0 at stumps on day one of the third unofficial test series against West Indies A in Hubli on Wednesday. India A, choosing to field after winning the toss, were trailing West Indies by 258 runs after a post-lunch slump in the Windies batting order ensured that the visitors were all out for 268.

Of the seven wickets that fell in the post-tea session, Abhishek Nayar took three wickets to end with bowling figures of 4-61 in the first innings. Dhawal Kulkarni was the other standout bowler with figures of 3-60.

Earlier, India A bowlers managed just three wickets till the post-lunch session as West Indies A reached 175 for three in their first innings at tea time.

Sent into bat, a dogged half century by Leon Johnson and his crucial partnerships with Narasingh Deonaraine and Assad Fudadin steered West Indies after a couple of early wickets.


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