Skipper to the rescue
Captain Verasammy Permaul steered the West Indies “A” team out of troubled waters with a responsible, career-best half-century after the home side were invited to bat by visiting India “A” on the opening day of the three-match unofficial “Test” series at Kensington Oval yesterday.
Permaul, an established left-arm spinner for Guyana in regional cricket, found the young Windies floundering at 126 for seven when he joined wicketkeeper Devon Thomas at the crease. He was the last the man out for 66 in a total of 252 all out off 87.3 overs.
The pair put on 92 precious runs to restore respectability to the innings after the varied India “A” bowling attack had threatened a rout.
India “A” captain Cheteswar Pujara won the toss and opted to field first in breezy, hazy conditions.
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