1st unofficial Test: India A 68 runs from beating West Indies A after Shahbaz Nadeem takes five more
Shahbaz Nadeem took 15 wickets in two unofficial Tests. (Image: Twitter)

India A need 68 runs to beat West Indies A on the last day of the four-day unofficial Test match at North Sound.

Having claimed a first-innings lead of 84, India A bowled out West Indies A for 180 with left-arm spinner Shahbaz Nadeem taking five wickets for the second time in the match. This left the visiting team a target of 97 to go up 1-0 in the three-match series, and by stumps on Friday they were 29/1.

Priyank Panchal was the batsman dismissed, out for 5 to Rakeem Cornwall. Abhimanyu Easwaran is 23 not out.

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Earlier in the day, Wriddhiman Saha added five runs to his overnight score before he was out for 66, lbw to Miguel Cummins who ended with 4/66. India A progressed from 299/8 to 312 all out, a lead of 84.

West Indies A struggled to produce dominant scores when they batted again. The top contribution was 53 from skipper Shamarh Brooks, while three batsmen were dismissed between 25 and 36. Nadeem, who claimed 5/62 in the home team’s first innings, started the damage with the wickets of Montcin Hodge (36) and Jeremy Solozano (11) and finished with 5/47 from his 21 overs.

Mohammed Siraj took three wickets and Shivam Dube one, as West Indies A were kept to 180 in 77 overs.

Brief scores: India A 312 (Saha 66) & 29/1 need 68 runs to beat West Indies A 228 & 180 (Brooks 53, Nadeem 5/47)