India A vs West Indies A: Manish Pandey 100, Krunal Pandya 5/25 give visitors unassailable series lead
India A captain Manish Pandey has earned a recall. (Image:

Manish Pandey and Krunal Pandya sent timely reminders to the national selectors by starring in India A‘s massive 148-run win over West Indies A in Antigua on Tuesday, which gave the visiting team the series 3-0 with two matches left.

Pandey’s 87-ball 100 was the fulcrum of India A’s 295/6, while Shubman Gill contributed 77 from 81 balls. Chasing 296, West Indies A were bowled out for 147 in 34.2 overs with Pandya claiming 5/25.

After Pandey chose to bat, India A lost Anmolpreet Singh for 0 but Gill and Shreyas Iyer (47) put on 109. Both fell to Rakeem Cornwall, but Pandey plowed on to his century – though he got a life when Rovman Powell put down a return catch – which contained five sixes and six fours. Hanuma Vihari (29) and Ishan Kishan (24) helped get the score to 295.

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West Indies A got a good start, thanks to John Campbell and Sunil Ambris who put on 51 but once the pair was separated, Pandya ran riot with his left-arm spin. Campbell was dismissed for 21 by Nitin Saini and Ambris lbw for 30 to Avesh Khan, which were the only two wickets to fall to pace.

Pandya removed Raymon Reifer, Roston Chase, Jonathan Carter, Powell and Romario Shepherd in his seven overs for his second List A five-wicket haul as West Indies A collapsed fro 89/2 to 117/9. Vihari took two wickets and Washington Sundar bowled tidily for figures of 10-1-25-1.

Keemo Paul’s 34 off 16 balls was the top score in West Indies A’s innings.

Brief scores: India A 295/6 in 50 overs (Pandey 100) beat West Indies A 147 in 34.2 overs (Pandya 5/25) by 148 runs