India A won the third match against West Indies A in the Tri-Series. At Leicester, India A won by 7 wickets with 71 balls remaining. West Indies A challenged India scoring 211 runs, to which the latter replied reaching the score in 38.1 overs with 3 wickets. Mayank Agarwal thumped a hefty century to win the match for India, while Shubham Gill added a slow half century. In a previous match, India A team wreaked 458 for 4 against West Indies. It was the second highest score in List A history until England broke the record after hours in the match against Australia.
West Indies started the campaign losing two early wickets by the third over. Deepak Chahar dismissed J Blackwood in the second ball of the innings. In the third over, he again sent back AM McCarthy to the pavilion. C Hemraj, the opener, scored 45 off 44 balls runs playing until the 15th over. In 20 overs, the team could reach only the three-digit barrier, losing almost half the lineup. By the middle overs, West Indies built up under DC Thomas who remained unbeaten scoring 64. The rest of the lineup could not contribute better losing their wickets in single digit score.
Chahar took down five wickets in the innings exposing the shortcomings of West Indies’ batting. The lineup exhausted before five balls as the team wobbled completely crossing the 200-mark. Apart from Axar Patel, each of India bowler had at least a single wicket.
In the chase, India lost an early wicket. It was the only palpable success of Indies bowlers in the match. The second wicket partnership between Mayank Agarwal and Shubman Gill pulled up the chase closer to victory in the next 18 overs. The players partnered until Drakes removed Agarwal in the 33rd over. Agarwal plundered 11 fours and 2 sixes scoring 112 runs off 102 balls. On the other side, Subhman Gill remained unbeaten to add a slow 58 off 92 balls. He and Rishabh Pant ran the last mile winning the match in 38.1 overs.
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