Manish Pandey, Krunal Pandya lead India 'A' to comfortable 148-run victory over West Indies 'A'
Antigua | Jagran Sports Desk: India 'A' skipper Manish Pandey struck an impressive hundred while Krunal Pandya took five wickets to guide India 'A' to a 148-run win over West Indies 'A' in the third unofficial ODI and takes a conclusive 3-0 lead in the five-match series.
Opting to bat first, India A put a total of 295 for 6 in their allotted 50 overs and then bowled out Windies for 147 in 34.2 overs.
Although India A lost their opener Anmolpreet Singh for zero, the other opening batsman Shubman Gill (77 off 81 balls) and one-down Shreyas Iyer (47 off 69 balls) shared a valuable 109-run partnership for the second wicket.
Thereafter, Pandey continued from where Gill had left, scoring a 100 off just 87 deliveries. Pandey added a solid 110 runs with Hanuma Vihari (29) for the fourth wicket.
Chasing 296 for a win, the Windies got off to a decent start with John Campbell (21) and Sunil Ambris (30) putting on 51 runs together for the opening wicket.
But soon, Krunal Pandya (5/25) ran through their batting line-up with a fifer to bowl West Indies A out for below 150 runs.
Lower down the order, Keemo Paul (34) tried to put up some resistance but at the end, it was a comfortable victory for the Indians.
India A had won the earlier two matches at Coolidge (by 65 runs) on July 11 and at North Sound (by 65 runs) on July 14.
The fourth and fifth unofficial ODIs between the two sides will be played at Coolidge on Friday and Sunday respectively.
(With inputs from PTI)
Posted By: Talib Khan