India A Complete 4-1 Series Win Against West Indies A

Half-centuries of Ruturaj Gaikwad and Shubman Gill were to get India A home in the fifth and final informal ODI on West Indies_A at Coolidge on Sunday.

Chasing 237 to win, Gaikwad (99) also Gill (69) put collectively a 110-run opening stand that laid the foundations for a comfortable winning and a 4-1 series win to India_A.

Gill and Gaikwad began the innings aggressively, delivering on the bowlers early. Gill soon brought up his half-century also looked set to a considerable score ere Rahkeem Cornwall dropped him.

Shreyas Iyer entered Gaikwad out in the middle and the 2-continued to plough along at a quick rate. Both occurred up half-centuries, and the win looked like a ceremony at that point.

Gaikwad did on course to get a century but fell just one run short of the three-figure mark when Keemo Paul removed him.

The release involved for limited as India A had already gathered 222 at that point. Skipper Manish Pandey and Iyer took the remaining runs with minimum confusion.

Early after electing to bat first, West Indies A could only muster 236 before they have dismissed in 47.4 overs thanks to an excellent combined show of this Indian bowling attack.

The home team started well actually, with openers Sunil Ambris and Kjorn Ottley placing together 77 for the first wicket before Navdeep Saini considered for the latter.

Gaikwad effected a run-out to get rid of Ambris, and it was all downhill for the home side after that as they lost five wickets for 38 runs.

A fighting half-century from Sherfane Rutherford (65) lower down the order helped the home side put together a respectable score. However, West Indies A was unable to finish their full quota of overs.

The two teams will now play three unofficial Tests, with the first one set to get underway at North Sound on July 24 (Wednesday).


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