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West Indies ‘A’ lose thriller

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PORT OF SPAIN – Opener Nkrumah Bonner’s sensational half-century was in vain as West Indies ‘A’ lost an enthralling second Twenty20 to India ‘A’ on the dreaded “super over” on Sunday night.
The Jamaican smashed 82 from 65 balls but the innings was only enough to draw Windies ‘A’ level with the visitors on 154 at the end of their 20 overs at Queen’s Park Oval.
With the one-over eliminator being used to break the deadlock, West Indies could only manage four runs for two wickets off five balls.
India ‘A’ struck a key blow off the second ball of the final over when Bonner top-edged pacer Ashok Dinda to third man, where Jalaj Saxena held a crucial catch, with two runs needed for victory.
Jason Mohammed, who finished the match on 16, got a single off the third ball but new batsman Chris Barnwell then failed miserably to get bat on ball and went scoreless.
The series finished tied 1-1 after Windies ‘A’ won the first match on Saturday night. (CMC)