India A beats WI A by 7 wickets in 2nd unofficial Test

Chasing 278, Agarwal made 81 off 134 balls while Panchal scored 68 off 121 deliveries to set up the win on the final day of the four-day match.

Mayank Agarwal and Priyank Panchal shared 150 runs for the opening stand to set the platform for India A’s chase.   -  Getty Images

Openers Mayank Agarwal and Priyank Panchal struck fine half-centuries as India A registered a comfortable seven-wicket win over West Indies A in the second unofficial Test here on Saturday.

Chasing 278, Agarwal made 81 off 134 balls while Panchal scored 68 off 121 deliveries to set up the win on the final day of the four-day match.

Agarwal and Panchal shared 150 runs for the opening stand to set the platform for India A’s chase.

Gowtham foxed the opposition batsmen as West Indies-A was bowled out for 149 in the second innings after resuming at 12 for four here on Friday.

Commanding position

India-A lost three wickets for just 28 runs in the last hour of the evening session. Priyank Panchal (68, 121b) and Test opener Agarwal (81, 134b) had put India-A in a strong position with a 150-run stand before departing in quick succession.

Captain Hanuma Vihari (1) was the last wicket to fall on the day, giving the West Indians a glimmer of hope.

West Indies-A’s overnight batsmen Sunil Ambris (71) and Jermaine Blackwood (31) ensured that they crossed the three-figure mark, as the host took lunch at 107 for seven.

Shivam Dube broke their stand by dismissing Blackwood and then Gowtham removed Shane Dowrich (5) and Raymon Reifer (0).