<a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/Shreyas-Iyer/news/">Shreyas Iyer</a> made a match-defining 77 before the bowlers, led by left-arm pacer <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/Khaleel-Ahmed/news/">Khaleel Ahmed</a>, guided <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/India-A">India A</a> to a 65-run win over <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/West-Indies-A">West Indies A</a> in the low-scoring first unofficial ODI here. <p></p> <p></p>India A were in a spot of bother at 22 for 3 after opting to bat on Thursday before Iyer and <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/Hanuma-Vihari">Hanuma Vihari</a> stitched 95 runs for the fourth wicket to lay the foundation for the team's 190-run total. <p></p> <p></p>At a time when the spotlight is on the middle-order problems of the senior team following India's semifinal defeat to New Zealand in the <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/2019-ICC-Cricket-World-Cup-2">World Cup</a>, Iyer made a case for himself with a timely knock that came off 107 balls and was studded with eight fours and one six. <p></p> <p></p>Iyer had the challenging job to repair the innings after openers Rituraj Gaekwad, <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/Shubman-Gill">Shubman Gill</a> and skipper <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/Manish-Pandey">Manish Pandey</a> departed inside the first eight overs. <p></p> <p></p>Iyer, in the company of Vihari, who made a patient 34 off 63 balls, resurrected the Indian innings but once the duo departed, it all just fell apart for the visitors. <p></p> <p></p>After Iyer was run out by Rovman Powell in the 36th over, West Indies A skipper Roston Chase (4/19) ran through India's lower-order with his off-spin to bowl out the opposition in 48.5 overs. <p></p> <p></p>Pacer Akeen Jordan (3/43) too shone with the new ball for the Caribbeans. <p></p> <p></p>Defending the total, Khaleel (3/16 off 8 overs) produced a fiery opening spell and was ably supported by the spin trio of Axar Patel (2/16), Rahul Chahar (2/32) and Washington Sundar (2/37) as India A bundled out West India A for 125 in 35.5 overs. <p></p> <p></p>Jonathan Carter and Powell contributed 41 runs each, among only the three West Indies A batsmen who could reach double-digit scores. <p></p> <p></p>The second unofficial ODI of the five-match series will be played at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in North Sound, Antigua on July 14.