Shaw-Agarwal pair relieves India A with a strong partnership of 159

 . Last updated on July 6, 2018, 4:41 PM
Shaw-Agarwal pair relieves India A with a strong partnership of 159
Prithvi Shaw and Mayank Agarwal remained unbeaten by the end of the third day bringing India A to the competitive edge.

By the end of the second day of the unofficial Test match between India A and West Indies A, the latter is still leading by 91 runs. However, a thrilling century by Prithvi Shaw playing 72, put India on tract in the day’s play. This was a strong comeback of India batsmen bouncing back from slogged wickets in the first innings. India A toppled at 133 in the first, following which, Indies A knocked 383 runs. Batting in second innings, Shaw and Mayank Agarwal is on a partnership of 159 batting together for 24 overs.

Earlier in the match, Sunil Ambris and Shamarh Brooks scored 128 and 91 runs for West Indies. There was a little contest in the innings from India A, while the batsmen easily ran pass the 100-run mark without any trouble. It was Ankit Rajpoot to take down Brooks at 91 runs, but Ambris moved ahead with his strike. Although, India players could not stop the flow of runs, they finally managed to scratch the wicket tally. Shahbaz Nadeem attacked Devon Thomas bringing down the strike to middle order. However, Ambris and Raymond Reiffer forged another partnership at the sixth wicket. The 72-runs stand pull up the score to 341 for Windies A.

Ambris kept on knocking India A bowlers until Navdeep Saini took down the batsman. India bowlers, in the innings could show up a bit of strength only by the end, when they wiped away the last four wickets in the line up in 42 runs. Among India bowlers, Saini and Nadeem took down two wickets each, while Ankit Rajpoot wrapped up with four wickets. The third day was a relieve for India as Shaw and Agarwal aligned the inning with the required momentum. Prithvi Shaw struck 18 fours and a six in the stretch. The players reduced the trailing tally to 91 runs.

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