Shimoga: Oct 3, 2013
Left-arm spinner Bhargav Bhatt came up with a career-best seven-wicket haul but that could not stop West Indies A from piling up 406 all out in their first innings at lunch on the second day of the second unofficial Test against India A in Shimoga on Thursday.
Overnight batsmen Leon Johnson and Nikita Miller poured cold water on the Indian bowlers hopes of making early inroads in morning session.
They batted aggressively with some magnificent hits to the fence. It was Johnson who frustrated the home team the most as he put up a 97-run partnership for the seventh-wicket with Miller (64 not out) on a pitch which was on the slower side.
Miguel Cummins was the last man out, who was cleaned up by Bhatt, which gave him his seventh wicket of the match so far.
Resuming at the overnight score of 283 for six, Johnson and Miller began their innings aggressively, hardly giving any chance to Indian bowlers to take advantage of the morning conditions.
No Indian bowler impressed on a pitch which was a bit on the slower side, but Bhatt made the cut by taking all the four remaining wickets, ending with career-best bowling figures.
After he picked up Johnson’s wicket, the Baroda lad quickly wound up the West Indies A innings by removing Veerasammy Permaul (0), Fidel Edwards (1) and Cummins (0).
West Indies A 406 (Kraigg Brathwaite 82, Assad Fudadin 63, Leon Johnson 91, Nikita Miller 64*; Bhargav Bhatt 7 for 113) vs India A.