Rishabh Pant’s knock guided India A to victory over West Indies A at The Cooper’s Associate County Ground yesterday. India A earlier conceded a lead of 110 runs in the first innings. Rishabh Pant supported India to chase 321 runs.
Rishabh Pant slammed 71 runs off 67 balls to hand India A the memorable victory of 5 wickets against West Indies A. Hanuma Vihari posted a total of 68 runs to the 136-run stand with Karun Nair. The captain Karun Nair slammed 55 runs to make India A score a decent total of 214 runs.
The stand between Hanuma Vihari and Karun Nair rebuilt the innings even after losing 2 early wickets. India lost three wickets within 7 runs but Rishabh Pant made a good stand with Jayant Yadav to cruise India towards victory. Rishabh Pant scored 11 boundaries and Jayant Yadav scored 23 runs. He made an unbeaten 23 runs to make a 100-run stand for the sixth wicket with Rishabh Pant.
This stand made the Indians to enter the game on the fourth day with a target of 107 runs to chase. They needed to reply the 302-run target given by the West Indies two days ago. Indians were all-out at the score of 192 runs at that time. Mohammed Siraj picked 4 wickets and Gurubani picked 3 wickets and helped India to bounce back to the second Innings. They managed to wind up the opponents at the score of 210 runs in the second innings. Mohammed Siraj picked 8 wickets from this match out of two innings by conceding 132 runs.
Rajneesh Gurubani made his debut for India A by this game.
As an answer to the huge total of 321 runs, openers Samarth and Abhimanyu Eeswaran added 51 runs to the first-wicket stand. Karun Nair and Hanuma Vihari added a total of 136 runs to the third-wicket stand and Rishabh Pant stood strong to guide India A towards the victory.