Viru, Gauti fail again
Virender Sehwag Gautam Gambhi Fail Again. Virender Sehwag's experiment to bat in the middle-order didn't yield any favourable result while Gautam...
India ‘A’ 191/3 at sumps on Day 2; Windies ‘A’ 406
Shimoga: Virender Sehwag's experiment to bat in the middle-order didn't yield any favourable result while Gautam Gambhir's woeful run of form continued as India A reached 191 for three at stumps on the second day of their second unofficial 'Test' against West Indies A here on Thursday.
After West Indies A scored a decent 406 in their first innings, opener Gambhir (11) and No. 4 Sehwag (7) played atrocious shots off left-arm spinner Veeraswamy Permaul's (2/60) bowling to get back to the cooler confines of the dressing room.
Unheralded Kerala opener Vasudevan Jagadeesh showed a lot of temperament as he remained undefeated on 79 in the company of in-form Abhishek Nayar, who again showed his utility with an useful 56.
Youngster Jagadeesh, who narrowly missed out on a century during a 'Test' against New Zealand 'A' earlier this year, showed a lot of composure during his 172-ball knock that included eight boundaries.
Nayar was in his attacking self as he smacked seven boundaries and a six in only 38 balls, coming into bat after skipper Cheteshwar Pujara (25, 90 balls) was dismissed after a dogged effort. India were 215 runs behind West Indies A and require another 66 runs to avoid follow-on at the Jawaharlal Nehru National College of Engineering Cricket grounds.
The capacity crowd -- mostly engineering students were left high and dry by the Delhi duo Sehwag and Gambhir, who not only disappointed fans but also didn't make a case for the two national selectors Roger Binny and Saba Karim, who have come to especially watch the senior players. Gambhir didn't look comfortable at all against seamer Miguel Cummins as he struggled for 43 balls with just a boundary to his name.