India A vs West Indies A: Cheteshwar Pujara falls as visitors inch ahead on Day 2

While Parvez Rasool's prediction of restricting West Indies A to around 300 failed as the visitors reached 429 in their first innings, even India A's top three - KL Rahul, Jiwanjot Singh and Cheteshwar Pujara - fell cheaply to give Windies an advantage.

updated: September 26, 2013 21:04 IST
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Mysore: Parvez Rasool, Cheteshwar Pujara celebrateWest Indies A would be the happier of the two teams at the end of the second day of their four-day game against India A at the Gangothri Glades ground in Mysore. They first stretched their first innings to 429, and then picked up vital India A top-order wickets, including that of Cheteshwar Pujara, to leave the Indians on 124 for 3 by the close on Thursday (September 26).

If most of Day 1 was about coming to terms with the conditions and playing attritional cricket, Day 2 started with a flurry. Parveez Rasool bowled the first over and there were shouts for lbw against Assad Fudadin off the first two deliveries, a spot of brilliant fielding by Manprit Juneja that almost led to a run out off the third ball, and, off the last ball of the over, a huge six from Chadwick Walton over long off.

Things changed quickly enough though, as Fudadin, who had scored his four runs in 65 deliveries on Wednesday, continued in the same vein. Walton's urgency might have helped, but when he had added just nine to his overnight 26, Ishwar Pandey sent him back lbw with a well-directed yorker.

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