India A vs West Indies A 3rd ODI Scorecard - IND A vs WI A 2013
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Kirk Edwards slammed a run-a-ball 104 as West Indies A piled on an intimidating 312/9 in the final unofficial ODI of the three-match series here on Thursday. The three match series is tied 1-1 at the moment.
Edwards, who was dropped on 47 by Mandeep Singh off Yusuf Pathan, was well supported first by Jonathan Carter (35) before he shared a brisk 93-run stand with Leon Johnson (54) as the visitors put up a daunting score on the board after being asked to bat first in overcast conditions at the Chinnaswamy Stadium. Jaidev Unadkat (5/55) ran through the middle order, picking up his maiden fifer in the process and prevented the West Indians from finishing with an even more imposing score against some lackadaisical bowling.
Yuvraj Singh, after calling correctly at the toss, had hoped for his seamers to exploit the conditions early in the morning. However, despite a tight spell by Vinay Kumar and Jaidev Unadkat, West Indies A were helped on to a solid start by Andre Fletcher and skipper Kieran Powell before the latter removed by the left-arm spin of Shahbaz Nadeem for 40 after the opening pair had 74 off 13.2 overs. Nadeem struck again in his next over to see off Fletcher, prompting Yuvraj to stick with spin from both ends for a while.
However, Edwards, who had come in at the fall of the first wicket was in no mood to respect the slower bowlers and barring Nadeem, who got appreciable turn off the surface, the right-handed batsman went after the rest of the attack, rendering Yuvraj helpless in the middle. Baba Aparajith did strike to remove Carter but his four overs were expensive at the end after he leaked 30 runs against a power-packed West Indian batting line-up.
Edwards, who had played the last of his nine ODIs against India back in 2011 in the West Indies, played the anchor's role to perfection as he allowed Johnson to play the aggressor in their superb partnership. The pair of them ran sharp singles, found the gaps with ease punished anything remotely loose, making sure they did not repeat the mistakes they made in the first game. Fortunately for India A, Unadkat in his last spell, prevented more damage when he removed a rampaging Johnson before castling the dangerous Andre Russell as West Indies A reached 255/5 in the 44th over.
However, the two quick blows did not deter Edwards from bringing up a fine century two overs later and stake a claim with his national team before becoming Unadkat's fifth scalp, succumbing for 104 in the penultimate over of the innings.