Shimoga: Oct 4, 2013
Overnight batsmen VA Jagadeesh and Abhishek Nayar missed out on centuries as India A trailed West Indies A by 137 runs in their first innings at lunch on Day Three of the second unofficial Test in Shimoga on Friday.
When umpires called for the end of the first session, India’s score read 269 for five with Mohammad Kaif and Uday Kaul batting on 24 and 13, respectively.
West Indies A were bowled out for 406 in their first innings on Day Two.
Unheralded Kerala opener Jagadeesh (86), who showed good temperament for his undefeated overnight score of 79, added only seven runs to his tally before being dismissed.
The youngster, who had also missed out on a century during an unofficial Test against New Zealand A earlier this year, had showed a lot of composure during 198-ball knock that included eight boundaries.
Once Jagadeesh was packed off, Nayar (89) had to take a long walk back to the pavilion after he was trapped LBW by left-arm spinner Nikita Miller.
Right-arm fast Barbadian Miguel Cummins was the first to provide the breakthrough in the morning as he bagged the prized wicket of Jagadeesh before Miller took Nayar’s wicket.
West Indies A 406 (Kraigg Brathwaite 82, Assad Fudadin 63, Leon Johnson 91, Nikita Miller 64*; Bhargav Bhatt 7 for 113) lead India A 269 for 5 (VA Jagadeesh 86, Abhishek Nayar 89) by 137 runs.