VA Jagadeesh eyes century to help India A surpass West Indies A's total in 2nd unofficial Test

VA Jagadeesh was unbeaten on 79 at the end of second day’s play © Getty Images (File Photo)

Shimoga: Oct 3, 2013

India A opener VA Jagadeesh on Thursday, said he has set his eyes on scoring his seventh first-class century and help India A get past West Indies A‘s first innings score of 406 in the second unofficial three-match Test match in Shimoga.

“Who doesn’t want to score a century. I will go for it tomorrow. This will only help my team to get past the challenging total posted by the tourists,” Indian opener VA Jagadeesh told reporters after the end of second day’s play.

Jagadeesh, who played a patient unbeaten knock of 79, said he did not feel any pressure after the early dismissals of Virender Sehwag and Gautam Gambhir.

“I stuck to my game plan and played according to the merit of the balls. I wanted to carry the innings forward and help India post a comfortable total,” he said.

Replying to a query, Jagadeesh said he was disappointed not to have got an opportunity to spend long time with Sehwag on the cerase.

“I thought he came into his elements after he brought a boundary with his trademark square cut, but sadly he missed one shot and was stumped [by Chadwick Walton],” he added.

Meanwhile, top-scorer of West Indies A’s first innings Leon Johnson said the match hangs in balance, especially after Abhishek Nayar‘s breezy unbeaten 38-ball 56 runs.

“We had the initiative after getting out Sehwag cheaply but Nayar came in and played well,” he said.

Johnson said the team was satisfied with the proceedings as they succeeded in batting out four sessions.

He was of the view that the pitch may assist the bowlers on third and fourth day.

Bharghav Bhatt got seven wickets because he bowled beautifully on a wicket which I think didn’t have much for spinners,” he argued.