Miller takes 9 as West Indies A win big

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Mysore, India - West Indies A's spinners, led by Nikita Miller, dominated proceedings for the second successive day to set up the side's 162-run victory over India A in Mysore. 

Miller finished with 5 for 40 - showing astonishing accuracy over 36.4 overs - and took his match haul to 9 for 101 off 71.4 overs.

West Indies declared on their overnight score of 130 for 3 and set India a target of 315 for victory. India had a slow start and Miller struck early, dismissing opener KL Rahul in the 11th over for 9 off 42 balls.


Summary Scores: Day 1 Report, Day 2 Report, Day 3 Report

West Indies A 1st Innings: 429 All Out (135 Overs). Kraigg Brathwaite 92, Kirk Edwards* 91, Assad Fudadin 86*, Nikita Miller 49; Parvez Rasool 45-13-116-5, Ishwar Pandey 27-7-69-2, Mohammed Shami 21-2-75-1, Rajat Paliwal 13-3-56-1.

India A  1st Innings (Toss): 245 All Out (95.3 Overs). Manpreet Juneja 84, Lokesh Rahul 46, Rohit Motwani 28, Harshad Khadiwale 27; Veerasammy Permaul 30.3-7-85-5, Nikita Miller 35-11-61-4, Miguel Cummins 18-3-47-1, Delorn Johnson 12-3-46-0.

West Indies A 2nd Innings: 130/3 Declared (34.5 Overs). Kieran Powell 68, Kraigg Brathwaite 34, Narsingh Deonarine 9, Kirk Edwards* 9*; Parvez Rasool 9.5-1-41-2, Rajat Paliwal 3-1-13-1, Mohammed Shami 6-1-16-0, Ishwar Pandey 8-2-23-0.

India A 2nd Innings (Target; 315): Manpreet Juneja 70, Jiwanjot Singh 24, Cheteshwar Pujara 17, Parvez Rasool 11; Nikita Miller 36.4-16-40-5, Veerasammy Permaul 29-6-56-3, Narsingh Deonarine 11-0-29-2, Miguel Cummins 7-0-15-0.

West Indies A won by 162 runs (India A 0-1 West Indies A)



Playing defensively, India were stifled by the West Indies bowlers and lost wickets at regular intervals.

Jiwanjot Singh and Cheteshwar Pujara got starts and added 28 runs - the highest stand of the innings - in 12.5 overs for the second wicket but the batsmen fell to Veerasammy Permaul and Miller, respectively.

Manpreet Juneja struck a stoic 70 off 193 balls, doing his best to string together partnerships with the lower order to save the game for India, but with just four overs left in the day's play, Juneja was out leg before to Miller.

Juneja was the last man dismissed, and knock was the lone bright spot for India. 

It followed up his lone hand in the first innings, and his first-class average after 13 matches is 79.44.

The win gives West Indies A a 1-0 lead in the three-match series. The second four-day game between the two sides begins on October 2.

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Sat, 09/28/2013 - 03:45