India’s spinners dominate opening day of warm-up game


India’s spinners combined for eight wickets on day one of the warm-up game the West Indies President’s XI in St Kitts. Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja picked up three each, while Amit Mishra copped two as the President’s XI managed 180 all out batting first.


In reply, India closed day one on 93-3, losing a wicket off the final ball of the day. Below is the scoreboard.


PRESIDENT’S XI 1st Innings

J Campbell         st Saha b Ashwin            34

*L Johnson         c Binny b Thakur             3

S Hope                c Ashwin b Binny            11

J Blackwood       b Jadeja                            36

Vishaul Singh     c Pujara b Jadeja             3

M Hodge            lbw b Jadeja                     6

R Cornwall         c Pujara b Ashwin           41

+J Hamilton       c Shami b Mishra            1

K Roach              not out                                            11

J Dawes              lbw b Mishra                   18

G Motie              c wkpr Saha b Ashwin    8

Extras                 (b-4, lb-2, nb-2)               8

TOTAL                 (all out, 62.5 overs)        180

Did not bat: K Joseph, C Holder

Fall of wickets: 1-27, 2-49, 3-57, 4-81, 5-98, 6-119, 7-135, 8-143, 9-172, 10-180

Bowling: Mohammed Shami 5-0-19-0, Thakur 10-1-24-1, Ashwin 19.5-5-62-3, Binny 5-3-8-1, Jadeja 13-9-16-3, Mishra 10-2-45-2


INDIANS 1st Innings

M Vijay               c wkp Hamilton b Holder 23

S Dhawan           c Hope b Dawes              9

L Rahul               not out                                            30

C Pujara              b Cornwall                        28

Extras                 (lb-1, w-1, nb-1)                            3

TOTAL                 (3 wkts, 25.3 overs)        93

To bat (from): *V Kohli, A Rahane, +W Saha, R Ashwin, R Jadeja, A Mishra, Mohammed Shami, S Binny, S Thakur

Fall of wickets: 1-34, 2-34, 3-93

Bowling: Roach 5-1-12-0, Joseph 4-1-21-0, Holder 5-2-8-1, Dawes 5-1-15-1, Cornwall 3.3-1-17-1, Motie 3-0-19-0


Cover photo caption: Ravindra Jadeja picked up three wickets on day one of the game

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