5th unofficial ODI: Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shubman Gill lead India A to 8-wicket win over West Indies A

first_img Rohan Sen CoolidgeJuly 22, 2019UPDATED: July 22, 2019 10:17 IST Ruturaj Gaikwad finished as the second highest run scorer with 207 runs (BCCI Photo)HIGHLIGHTSIndia A (237/2) beat West Indies A (236) by 8 wickets to clinch series 4-1Shubman Gill (218 runs) finished as highest run-scorer while Khaleel Ahmed (9) was the top wicket taker8 players from India A squad were rewarded with the national team selection on Sunday for the West Indies tourIndia A cruised to an 8-wicket win over West Indies A in the fifth unofficial ODI at Coolidge to complete a 4-1 series win with Ruturaj Gaikwad emerging as the player of the match on Monday.Chasing 237 for victory, India A rode on superb knocks from Gaikwad, Shubman Gill and Shreyas Iyer to reach the target in 33 overs.Gaikwad top-scored with 99 runs off 89 balls including 11 boundaries and 3 sixes while Gill made 69 off 40. Iyer finished unbeaten on 61 off 64 balls. The openers Gaikwad and Gill added 110 runs which laid a solid foundation for the run chase and helped India cruise to victory.Keemo Paul and Rahkeem Cornwall were the only West India A bowlers who were able to take a wicket each for the home team.vIndia A win the 5th ‘ODI’ by 8 wickets. #WIAvINDA pic.twitter.com/sMSHxuEvLZWindies Cricket (@windiescricket) July 21, 2019Earlier, a superb bowling performance from Deepak Chahar, Rahul Chahar and Navdeep Saini saw India A bowl West Indies A out for 236 in 47.4 overs.The Chahar brothers took two wickets each along with Saini, who also struck twice. Khaleel Ahmed, Krunal Pandya and Axar Patel were able to take a wicket each as well.Shane Rutherford was the top-scorer for the home team with 65 runs while Sunil Ambris made a contribution at the top with 61 runs.Shubman Gill ended up as the highest run-scorer in the five-match series with 218 runs while Ruturaj Gaikwad finished second with 207 runs, followed by Iyer (187) and Manish Pandey (162). Khaleel and Saini were the top-two wicket takers with 9 and 8 wickets respectively.advertisementThe impressive performances from the young India A players helped them clinch a place in the national team on Sunday with Iyer and India A captain Manish Pandey returning to the Indian ODI and T20I teams for the West Indies series.Among the bowlers, pacers Khaleel Ahmed and Navdeep Saini were included in the limited-overs squads while the Chahar brothers and Krunal Pandya made it to the T20I team.India’s tour of the West Indies will begin with a three-match T20I series starting August 3. The teams will then play three ODIs and two Test matches between August 8-30. The two Test matches will be part of the inaugural edition of the ICC World Test Championship.Also Read | How Shreyas Iyer and Manish Pandey are key to solving India’s middle-order puzzleAlso Read | India U-19 thrash England U-19 by five wickets in Tri-nation tournament Also Read | From backyard cricket to T20Is for India: Chahar brothers make it bigAlso Read | India tour of West Indies: Dhawan back in ODI side, Pandey and Iyer includedFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byrohan sen Tags :Follow west indies a vs india aFollow Ruturaj GaikwadFollow Shubman Gill 5th unofficial ODI: Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shubman Gill lead India A to 8-wicket win over West Indies AIndia A clinched the five-match series 4-1 after Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shubman Gill and Shreyas Iyer struck helped the team chase down 237 against West Indies A at Coolidge.advertisementlast_img

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