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As it happened: India A vs West Indies A, 1st unofficial ODI


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Sep 15, 2013 at 06:48pm IST

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West Indies A innings (42-overs-a-side match)

End of over 39, West Indies A all out for 235: India A beat West Indies A by 77 runs to win the first unofficial ODI. Vinay Kumar, Yusuf Pathan, Rahul Sharma and Sumit Narwal picked up two wickets each. Sumit Narwal picked up the last wicket in the form of Nurse. Yuvraj Singh was the star of the match with his century.

End of over 38, West Indies A 220 for 9: West Indies A lost their ninth wicket in the form of Beaton to Jaydev Unadkat as India A inch closer to victory.

As it happened: India A vs West Indies A, 1st unofficial ODI

File photo of India allrounder Yuvraj Singh.

End of over 32, West Indies A 186 for 7: Narsingh Deonarine, who was looking in good touch after scoring his fifty, was dismissed by Rahul Sharma for 57. Nikita Miller was dismissed for 2 by Rahul Sharma. India A were in full control of the match.

End of over 25, West Indies A 142 for 6: Yusuf Pathan picked up two wickets in quick succession to put India on top. Andre Russel was run out for 1 by Vinay Kumar in the 25th over.

End of over 20, West Indies A 112 for 4: Chasing a mammoth total of 313, West Indies lost three wickets in quick succession, with Vinay Kumar taking two wickets. Narsingh Deonarine and Andre Fletcher recovered the West Indies A innings before Fletcher was picked by Yusuf Pathan for 29.

End of over No. 11, West Indies A 58 for 3: Another one bites the dust. Sumit Narwal picks up his first wicket by dismissng Kirk Edwards, who gives a straight forward catch to keeper. West Indies need a heroic effort from here if they need to win this one.

Kirk Edwards c Naman Ojha b Narwal 19(23)

End of over No. 8, West Indies A 47 for 2: Vinay Kumar picks up second wicket by sending back Kieran Powell, who goes for a wild slog but finds Narwal at mid on. Both the openers are back in pavilion.

Kieran Powell c Narwal b Vinay Kumar 17(16)

End of over No. 4, West Indies A 25 for 1: Vinay strikes first blood by removing Bonner with a perfect outswinger that managed to nick the bat through to wicketkeeper Ojha.

N Bonner c Ojha b Vinay Kumar 16 (15)

India A Innings (42-over-a-side match)

End of over No. 42: India A finish with a mammoth 312 for 4. Yusuf Pathan stays unbeaten at 70 off just 32 balls, including six sixes and four boundaries. Naman Ojha 10* off 8.

End of over No. 40, India A 279 for 4: Yuvraj Singh tried to slog a slowish full-toss to midwicket but miscued and was easily taken at mid-on. A great innings nevertheless by the comeback man - 123 off 89 balls. Bonner the bowler, Beaton the catcher.

Yuvraj Singh c Beaton b Bonner 123 (89)

End of over No. 38, India A 256 for 3: It's a massacre out here, and who else, but it's Yuvraj, decorating his comeback with an 80-ball century that he brought up with a six and in all 24 runs in the 38th over bowled by Beaton.

End of over No. 37, India A 242 for 3: Yusuf Pathan is not to be left behind. He has motored to 40 off 19 - courtesy 6, 4, 4, 6, 0, 6 in the one over bowled by Nurse.

End of over No. 35, India A 204 for 3: Yuvraj has absolutely hammered Nikita Miller. Take a look at the six balls of the 35th over: 0, 6, 4, 6, 6, 1. The comeback man is into the 90s.

End of over No. 32, India A 161 for 3: Yuvraj Singh completes his half-century in 60 balls. India A 155 for 3 in 31.3 overs (42).

End of over No. 31, India A 152 for 3: Mandeep falls after a century partnership with Yuvraj. Nikita Miller bowls him for 67 off 78. India A 147/3 in 30.1 overs (42). Yusuf Pathan on the crease.

Mandeep Singh b Miller 67 (78)

End of over No. 27, India A 124 for 2: Yuvraj (29) hits the first four of his innings and looking much more assured now. Mandeep continues like a train, batting on 63 off 70 now.

End of over No. 22, India A 97/2 in 22 overs: Mandeep Singh gets to his 10th List-A fifty in just 57 balls, including a six in the 22nd over bowled by Ashley Nurse. Yuvraj batting on 15.

End of over No. 20, India A 82 for 2: Mandeep Singh (37*) is going great here, doing most of the scoring and in the process allowing Yuvraj (13*) to settle in with ones and twos.

End of over No. 12, India A 49 for 2: Settling in after a scratchy start, Uthappa (23) gifted his wicket away trying to pull a short ball and falling for the trap set by Andre Russell - out caught in the deep. That brings Yuvraj Singh to the middle to loud cheers. Mandeep Singh batting with him on 17.

Robin Uthappa c Cummins b Russell 23 (37)

End of over No. 8, India A 31 for 1: After a scratchy start, Uthappa (16*) has started finding the middle of his bat, including a punched four through the covers. He has been joined by the young Mandeep Singh (11*), who has started confidently.

End of Over No. 3, India A 8 for 1: Unmukt Chand came out to open along with Robin Uthappa, but Miguel Cummins dismissed the India A opener for just one as he tried to slash a length ball that took the nick through to wicketkeeper Thomas.

Unmukt Chand c Thomas b Cummins 1 (10)

10:20 a.m. Match to start at 11 am. It will be a 42-overs-per-side game.

9:30 a.m. The delay continues. Another inspection at 10:15 a.m.

9 a.m. Start delayed due to wet outfield. Umpires to inspect at 9:30 a.m.

Hello and welcome to the live updates of India A's first unofficial ODI against West Indies A.

To recap, Yuvraj Singh has been recalled to lead India A and will like to draw selectors' attention for a return to the senior squad.

Unfortunatley, Irfan Pathan and Praveen Kumar have been ruled out of the series due to injury. Siddarth Kaul and Vinay Kumar have been called as their replacements.

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