<div class="img-caption-wrap "> <img alt="West Indies A in command after extending 2nd innings lead to 314 against India A" src="https://st2.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/cricket/image_20130927180647.jpg" title="West Indies A in command after extending 2nd innings lead to 314 against India A" /> <p class="imgcaptionnew" style="width:618px;"> Kieran Powell (above) added 112 runs with Kraigg Brathwaite © Getty Images</p> </div> <strong>Mysore: Sep 27, 2013 </strong><br /> <br /> Opener<a href="/tags/Kieran-Powell/post" target="_blank"> Kieran Powell</a>'s half century along with spinners <a href="/tags/Veerasammy-Permaul/post" target="_blank">Veerasammy Permaul</a> and <a href="/tags/Nikita-Miller/post" target="_blank">Nikita Miller</a>'s magical spell, tightened the West Indies A grip over India A on the third day of the first unofficial Test at Gangothri Glades Cricket Grounds on Friday.<br /> <br /> At stumps, the visitors were 130 for three in reply to the hosts' first innings total of 245 all-out, a huge lead of 314 runs. Captain<a href="/tags/Kirk-Edwards/post" target="_blank"> Kirk Edwards</a> and Chadwick Walton were unbeaten on nine and zero respectively at the draw of stumps.<br /> <br /> Riding high on extraordinary bowling performance by their spin duo, West Indies openers began their second innings with supreme confidence. Both Kraigg Brathwaite and Powell put on 112-run partnership for the first wicket.<br /> <br /> While Brathwaite was cautious in his approach, Powell, who has been out of form in the series so far, came out with a positive frame of mind.<br /> <br /> Unlike in his earlier knocks, Powell adopted an aggressive approach and belted wayward Indian attack by scoring 68 in 88 balls with nine boundaries and a six, before he was caught and bowled by spinner Rajat Paliwal.<br /> <br /> On the same score of 112, first innings hero<a href="/tags/Parvez-Rasool/post" target="_blank"> Parvez Rasool </a>packed off Brathwaite for 34 off 88 balls with five boundaries to his name.<br /> <br /> Rasool celebrated his seventh wicket of the match when he disturbed Narsing Deonarine's furniture after he had made nine off 12 balls.<br /> <br /> Earlier in the day, Indian batsmen did not have any answer to the magical spell of Miller and Permaul, who wreaked havoc despite overnight batsmen — Manpreet Juneja and Harshad Khadiwale — gave some resistence.<br /> <br /> Permaul grabbed five wickets for 85 while Miller claimed four for 61 as they saw the later Indian batsmen fall like a pack of cards.<br /> <br /> Juneja was the top-scorer with 84 off 151 balls. His innings was laced with eleven boundaries. However, the other batsmen could not hold on and fell like a pack of cards.<br /> <br /> Resuming their overnight first innings score of 124 for three, India added forty more runs before Permaul trapped Juneja leg before.<br /> <br /> Soon India lost two more wickets in the form of Paliwal (1) and Khadiwale (27), leaving India at 186 for six and a recovery from this stage looked a far cry.<br /> <br /> Permaul, unlike the Indian bowlers, rattled the Indian tailenders — Shami Ahmed, Ishwar Pandey and Ashoke Dinda — by packing them off to the hut in quick succession.<br /> <br /> It would be interesting to know whether Edwards would look to push for a win as he had not declared the West Indies innings at close of play.<br /> <br /> <strong>Brief scores:</strong><br /> <br /> <strong>West Indies A</strong> 429 (Kraigg Brathwaite 92, Kirk Edwards 91; Parvez Rasool 5 for 116) and 130 for 3 (Kieran Powell 68, Parvez Rasool 2 for 41) lead <strong>India A</strong> 245 (Manprit Juneja 84, Lokesh Rahul 46; Veerasammy Permaul 5 for 46, Nikita Miller 4 for 61) by 314 runs.