India A’s Abhishek Nayar aims for series-levelling win against West Indies A

Abhishek Nayar was dismissed for 11 against West Indies A in the third unofficial Test © PTI

Hubli: Oct 12, 2013

India A all-rounder Abhishek Nayar on Friday expressed hope that they will be able to score a series-levelling win against the West Indies A on Saturday even as the wicket was not helpful for the bowlers.

The hosts needed seven wickets for win on the final day on Saturday as West Indies trail by 180 runs in the third unofficial Test at KSCA stadium.

“The pitch has slowed down, but we have to be positive. Breaking this partnership between Assad Fudadin and Narsingh Deonaraine early on is crucial. Once you get one or two wickets, we can get into the tail,” Nayar told reporters at the end of third day’s play.

Nayar said there will not be much help for the spinners on the fourth day but he expected India A to bowl in good areas and exploit the dew factor in the morning.

Talking about Cheteshwar Pujara‘s fantastic triple ton, Nayar said the captain accelerated exceptionally well to get to his third triple century in first class cricket.

“In dressing room we know Pujara can get big hundreds, double hundreds and triple hundreds,” he added.

Meanwhile, West Indies A manager Lockhart Sebastien said his team would try to bat out the day and win the series.

“We have two set batsmen at the crease and bat way down. We are hopeful, the wicket is still playing very well,” he said.

West Indies A spinner Ashley Nurse said the pitch did not give any help to tweakers and was hard on them.