London: Spinners Murali Kartik and Amit Mishra shared seven wickets between them as India A took a comfortable first innings lead despite a fine century by Gordon Muchall on the third day of the four-day match against at the Riverside in Chester-Le-Street on Sunday.
Durham declared their first innings at 333 for nine, 149 runs behind India Aís 482 for nine declared. By the end of the day, India A had scored three without loss in their second essay to extend their lead to 152.
The hostsí star was 21-year-old all-rounder Muchall who batted for close to five hours to compile a 121-run knock that included 12 boundaries. (PTI)