Tour match: India extend lead to 200 after Ishant, Umesh and Kuldeep keep West Indies A to 181
The Indians celebrate a wicket during day two of the tour match. (Image: Twitter/@BCCI)

India‘s batsmen were given another chance to get vital time adjusting to conditions at Coolidge after Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav and Kuldeep Yadav combined for nine wickets on day two of the solitary tour match against West Indies A.

After declaring at 297/5 overnight, the Indians bowled out West Indies A for 181 and by stumps had increased their lead to 200. Skipper Ajinkya Rahane promoted himself to open in the second innings – after making just one run in the first – and was 20 not out off 96 balls at the close, alongside Hanuma Vihari who was on 48 from 84 deliveries.

The trio of Ishant, Umesh and Kuldeep took three wickets each as the Indians bowled 56.1 overs on Sunday. Jasprit Bumrah went wicketless in his 11 overs that cost 45 runs, and the only other wicketless bowlers were Navdeep Saini who conceded 20 runs from his six overs and Ravindra Jadeja whose 12 overs cost 41.

Ishant (8-1-21-3), Umesh (10-4-19-3), Kuldeep (9.1-1-35-3) shared the wickets while Jadeja ran out Jason Mohammed.

For West Indies A, the opener Kavem Hodge top-scored with 51 from 100 balls. The next best contribution to their 181 was 33 from skipper Jahmar Hamilton.

When the Indians batted again, Mayank Agarwal fell for 13 off 32 balls. Vihari has hit six fours and a six in his unbeaten 48.

Brief scores: Indians 297/5 dec & 84/1 lead West Indies A 181 (Hodge 51) by 200 runs