Ajinkya Rahane attains a great form in India vs West Indies ‘A’ practice match.

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India’s vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane could not make his mark in the first innings, however in the second innings he scored slow and steady 50 and took the match to a draw along with Hanuma Vihari who also scored a 50. The practice match against West Indies ‘A’ resulted in a draw.

Ajinkya Rahane

Rahane promoted himself and decided to open for the team and scored 54 of 162 deliveries along with Vihari scoring 64 off 125 balls. India declared the innings after putting 185 runs on the scorecard with the loss of 5 wickets, setting a target of 305 runs. The match ended in a draw with West Indies scoring 47 runs with 7 wickets remaining. Jadeja, Bumrah, and Ashwin all picked a wicket for themselves.

Resuming at 84/1, Vihari and Rahane put up a partnership of 96 runs for the second wicket but former was dismissed by Akim Frazer, who got Vihari with LBW in the 48th over. Both Rishabh Pant and Ravinder Jadeja failed to make a difference, they got dismissed for 19 and 9 runs respectively.

Virat Kohli was rested for the match following a thumb injury that he picked in the 3rd ODI, and Rahane too, was sent back to the pavilion by Frazer in the 62nd over as Indian put up a score of 162 with 5 wickets in hand.

With Wriddhiman Saha and Ashwin playing, they lead the team to score 188/5 on the scorecard before the innings were declared. They were playing at 14 and 10 runs, respectively.

India and West Indies will be starting their World Test Championship series on Thursday. In total teams will play 2 test matches.

Brief scores: Indians 297/5 dec & 188/5 dec (Vihari 64, Rahane 54; Akim Frazer 2/43) drew with West Indies A 181 and 47/3 (Jeremy Solozano 16, Brandon King 14; Ravindra Jadeja 1/3)

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