KL Rahul, Karun Nair, India A vs England Lions 2019,
Karun Nair (Credits - AFP)

India A has tightened their grip in the second unofficial Test match against Windies A. The Karun Nair-led side needs 107 more runs to win the match. Hanuman Vihari is batting unbeaten on 65 while captain Karun Nair was dismissed on 55 at the end of Day’s three play.

Thus, with seven wickets in hand, India A should cruise to the target.

India A side was able to bounce back into the match after their batsman put together a good show in the second innings.

In fact, the Indian side needed a strong batting performance to come back right into the match. They had skittled out for a paltry 192 in the first innings in response to Windies score of 302.

Karun Nair
Karun Nair looks to seal India berth. credit: Twitter

However, Windies side could not take advantage as they were bundled out for 210 in their second innings.

Paceman Mohammed Siraj continued his first innings performance in the second innings as well.

The Hyderabad pacer had taken four wickets in the first innings. Furthermore, he also scalped four-wicket haul in the second innings.

Rajneesh Gurbani also impressed with his pace as he took three wickets in the second innings. Moreover, Shahbaz Nadeem had scalped three wickets in the first innings.

Rajneesh Gurbani

Therefore, with a lot of batting stock still in the dressing room, India will fancy their chances against the Windies team. Meanwhile, the first four-day match was drawn between the two sides.

Consequently, it is a great exposure for India A side to play under the tutelage of Rahul Dravid. The players are taking the crucial notes in their book and it is helping them in growing their confidence.

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