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Late strikes erode Windies A position
MYSORE—Powerful half centuries from Kirk Edwards and Kraigg Braithwaite that were steering West Indies A into a position of strength were undermined as India A hit back with quick late strikes on day one of their first unofficial four-day Test match in India yesterday.
Both batsmen missed their century as West Indies A reached 264 for five at the Gangothri Glades Cricket Groundin Mysore.
Edwards and Braithwaite kept India A’s bowlers at bay for almost two sessions with a 172-run second-wicket partnership.
The two came together in the third over at the loss of opener Kieran Powell, who was dismissed by Mohammad Shami, after West Indies were asked to bat.
Edwards was the dominant partner in the stand, hitting 11 fours and a six in his innings but his dismissal for 91, to Ishwar Pandey, in the 58th over allowed India A a chance to claw their way back into the game.
Brathwaite, who had played more than 200 deliveries in his innings, was dismissed for 91 by Parvez Rasool 11 overs later after hitting 12 fours.
West Indies A slipped from 175 for 1 to 237 for 5, but Assad Fudadin and Chadwick Walton prevented any further damage, ending the day at 264.
Rasool took 2 for 60 to be the leading wicket taker for India A.
West Indies A skipper Edwards said he was disappointed that he was unable to score a century.
“Obviously I am disappointed, it would have been nice for me and Kraigg to get a century because we did all the hard work,” said Edwards.
“But it was not to be. You have to just accept it and move on”.
After a slow start Edwards blossomed to hit eleven fours and a six of 162 balls while Braithwaite batted for close to five hours and hit 12 boundaries of 215 balls.
“The pitch was a bit spongy in the beginning so it required a bit more patience. We had to get ourselves in and see that phase out,” he said.
“I thought myself that if the guys were going to attack me I am going to make use of their energy and let them bowl the short stuff at me .I just teased them a bit and took what was on offer later on”. (CMC)
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