Rohit Sharma's knock overshadowed by Jonathan Carter's five-for

Rohit Sharma played well to keep the India A innings together but fell four short of what would have been his 13th first-class century. Getty Images

Barbados: Jun 4, 2012

Medium-pacer Jonathan Carter’s superb bowling overshadowed a brilliant innings of 94 by Rohit Sharma as India A grabbed a narrow first-innings lead over West Indies A at Kensington Oval.

Carter, who bowled at a brisk pace from the Joel Garner end at the north, took a career-best five for 63 from 17 overs to help West Indies A dismiss India A for 277 late on the second day of the four-day ‘Test’ Sunday.

Carter was well assisted by left-arm pacer Delorn Johnson, who bowled with sustained pace to take three for 29 from 14.1 overs.

Rohit Sharma played well and was supported by half-centuries from skipper Cheteshwar Pujara and wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha, as India A secured a first innings lead of 25.

West Indies A, who made 252 in the first innings Saturday, had reached 3-0 off six overs in their second innings at the close of play – a deficit of 22 with two days left in the four-day encounter.

Rohit played well to keep the India A innings together but fell four short of what would have been his 13th first-class century. (IANS)