India A vs West Indies A: Permaul, Miller put visitors on top, Indians hope for miracle

West Indies A spinners Veerasammy Permaul and Nikita Miller bundled India A batsmen out for 245 in their first innings while Kraigg Brathwaite and Kieran Powell ensured that the hosts remain under the pump going into the last day of the first unofficial Test.

updated: September 27, 2013 19:55 IST
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Mysore: Manpreet Juneja and Harshad KhadiwalePitch conditions that West Indies A exploited and India A couldn't, coupled with the West Indians' superior bowling and batting performances, meant the visitors ended the third day of their four-day game in Mysore with their noses well in front. India A were bowled out for 245, and leading by 184, West Indies reached 130 for 3 in their second innings at close of play.

India A resumed Friday (September 27) on 124 for 3, a lot depending on how well Manpreet Juneja and Harshad Khadiwale, the overnight batsmen, handled the first session. They did well to start with, Khadiwale providing the steel and Juneja keeping the scoreboard moving on a pitch where the ball stopped a bit on pitching.

There was much to like about Khadiwale's innings, especially in how he was happy to be unglamorous, but when Juneja, a young man with immense talent, ability and hunger for runs, gets going, it's difficult to focus on much else.

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