Twitter Reactions: India A decimate Windies A to register maiden win in the Tri-Series

Twitter Reactions: India A decimate Windies A to register maiden win in the Tri-Series

India A won the match by 7 wickets to open their account in the series.

Deepak Chahar
Deepak Chahar of India A. (Photo Source: Twitter)

The India A team that landed in England had all the right ingredients, experience in the likes of Shreyas Iyer and raw energy in the form of Prithvi Shaw and Rishabh Pant. They won the practice games like it was a walk in the park and everyone expected Iyer’s team to do well in the triangular series opener against England Lions. However, the Lions playing in their own territory thumped the buoyant Indians to bring them back to reality. The wakeup call was well received as it was evident in the way they played the game against Windies A today.

Jason Mohammed & Co won the toss and elected to bat first, but got off to the worst possible start as Deepak Chahar nipped out Jermaine Blackwood in the very first over. Andre McCarthy threatened with a couple of boundaries but became Chahar’s second victim in the third over. Opener Chandrapaul Hemraj and skipper Mohammed then steadied the ship and put on a stand of 72 runs in 75 balls.

The partnership ceased with a shambolic run out of Hemraj courtesy Shubman Gill‘s throw. He also missed out on a half-century. The skipper also perished soon after and the Windies kept losing wickets in quick succession. Devon Thomas scored a useful 64 runs to lift his team to 221 runs and were bowled out five balls short of the 50 overs. Chahar cleaned up the tail claiming another three wickets and finished with a fifer.

In their quest to trace down the modest score, Shreyas Iyer’s men started in a blistering manner. Prithvi Shaw looked in excellent touch and scorched 27 runs in 16 balls with 6 boundaries. He was dismissed by Chemar Holder in the fifth over. Mayank Agarwal didn’t blaze away and took his time to settle in.

Agarwal anchored the innings and let others around him follow their own natural paths and also shifted gears to keep the scoring rate healthy when he had a new partner around. He went on to score a well-composed hundred as his partner Shubman Gill hit a fifty. Agarwal was eventually dismissed on 112 but the job was almost done by then. The radiant Rishabh Pant walked out and slammed a few for his 18 off 10 balls to take the team home while Gill was unbeaten on 58.

Here is how Twitterati reacted to India A’s reassuring win in the tri-series: