Barbados: India A took a 25-run first-innings lead over West Indies A on the second day of the first four-day match between the two sides at Kensington Oval in Barbados on Sunday.
Rohit Sharma’s sparkling innings of 94 was matched by Jonathan Carter, a 24-year-old medium-pacer from Barbados who picked up a career-best 5 for 63 to help bowl India A out for 277. West Indies A had made 252 on the opening day. Delorn Johnson, a left-arm-pacer, complemented Carter by taking 3 for 29.
India A’s first innings started in disastrous fashion as Abhinav Mukund and Ajinkya Rahane were dismissed for ducks. The innings was in tatters when Shikhar Dhawan (9) was caught behind with the scoreboard reading 21 for three.