Shimoga: India A conceded a slender 47-run first-innings lead despite a fighting half-century by Uday Kaul on Day III of the second four-day game, here, on Friday.
At stumps, West Indies A were 28 for no loss in their second innings, extending their overall lead to 75 runs.
Before Kaul’s rearguard unbeaten knock of 64, Vasudevan Jagadeesh (86) and Abhishek Nayar (89) were involved in a 99-run partnership for the fourth wicket, as India A were all out for 359 in their first innings.
Having gained slender lead, the West Indies A were at a pretty comfortable position at stumps with openers Kraigg Brathwaite and Kieran Powell batting on 18 and 9, respectively.
In reply to West Indies A’s 406, India A’s innings ended just after tea with Kaul remaining unbeaten.
Shami Ahmed was the last man out, caught behind Chadwick Walton, off medium pacer Assad Fudadin, for 15 runs.
Kaul struck five boundaries and a six and faced 172 balls during his dogged innings.
The West Indies A attack was a decent one, but could not capitalise, giving opportunity to the India A tail-enders to stick around a defiant Kaul and reduce the margin.