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As it happened: India A vs West Indies A, 3rd Test


Cricketnext Staff
Oct 12, 2013 at 03:32pm IST

West Indies A Second Innings

(WI A started the final day at 116 for 3, still 180 runs behind, with Deonarine on 44* and Fudadin on 36*)

1:30 p.m. It's a brisk end to the match, with Zaheer Khan coming in to trigger a late-order collapse, beginning with the wicket of Deonarine who was bowled for 99. West Indies A 242 all out. India win the match by an innings and 54 runs. Zaheer ends with figures of 4 for 59 in the second innings.

As it happened: India A vs West Indies A, 3rd Test

File photo of veteran India fast bowler Zaheer Khan. (AFP)

12:40 p.m. Deonarine (90*) approaches a hard-earned century as he and Miller (14*) continue to fight for a draw in the second session of the final day. WI A 216 for 5 in 66 overs.

11:30 a.m.: Riding on Deonarine's 85 not out, West Indies A reached 199 for 5 at lunch on the final day, still trailing India A by 97 runs.

11 a.m. Nayar continues his good work as he removes Jonathan Carter for 12 to deal the visitors fifth blow to keep India in the hunt for a win. WI A 184 for 5 in 55 overs, trail by 112 runs.

10:20 a.m. Out! Abhishek Nayar has struck! Fudadin is walking back, out caught behind for 49. India A have got their first breakthrough of the final day as they go after a series-levelling win. WI A 139 for 4 in 45 overs, trailing by 157 runs.

10 a.m. Deonarine (52*) has completes his half-century as Fudadin (44*) nears his in a confident start to the day by the two overnight batsmen. WI A 133 for 3 in 40 overs.

India A skipper Cheteshwar Pujara cracked his third triple ton in first-class cricket on Friday as India A rode on his brilliance to force West Indies A stare at an embarrassing defeat in the third unofficial Test. West Indies A trail the hosts by 180 runs with seven wickets remaining in their second innings.

Pujara notched up an unbeaten 306 in a masterly exhibition of batsmanship as India A declared their first innings at 564 for 9 just at the stroke of tea in reply to West Indies A's 268 in their first essay, to take a substantial 296-run lead.

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