Bangalore: Powered by Jonathan Carter’s brilliant all-round show, West Indies A comfortably defeated India A by 55 runs in the second ODI at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium here on Tuesday.
The 25-year-old left-hand batsman Carter smashed his way to a breathtaking 133 off 132 balls to help West Indies reach a fighting total of 279 for six. In reply, India were all out for 224 in 48.4 overs with Carter grabbing two for 33 in 6.4 overs with his right-arm seam-up stuff.
The most successful Caribbean bowler was pacer Miguel Cummins who had impressive figures of 4/31 in 10 overs to show for his efforts. Carter got the first and last wickets of the Indian innings in Robin Uthappa and Jaydev Unadkat. The Indian batsmen failed to fire collectively as there wasn’t a single half-century in the innings.
Captain Yuvraj Singh again top-scored with 40 (58 balls, 3x4, 1x6) but once he was dismissed by left-arm spinner Nikita Miller in the 28th over, the writing was on the wall. The India A captain loosely lobbed a catch to his counterpart Kieran Powell standing in covers.
The dangerous Yusuf Pathan (0) was out off the very next delivery from Miller edging one to Ashley Nurse at first slip. With half the team back in the pavilion with only 114 on the board, India A never recovered from the twin setbacks.
Unmukt Chand (38), Kedar Jadhav (35) and Naman Ojha (34) all got starts but couldn’t convert it into a match-winning effort.
While Uthappa (10) dragged a Carter delivery back to the stumps, Mandeep Singh (3), who played well in the last game was caught behind playing away from his body.
Chand struggled during the better part of his innings before being holed out in the deep after playing a rash shot of off-spinner Ashley Nurse’s bowling.