Samuels scores in losing cause
MUMBAI, India – Marlon Samuels made a classy half century but that was the only highlight for West Indies as they lost by nine wickets to India “A” at Brabourne Stadium today.
The classy right-hander stroked eight boundaries in a polished 56 with eight boundaries as West Indies were restricted to just 148 for nine off 38.1 overs after winning the toss and electing to bat.
Opener Lendl Simmons retired hurt on 12 with a back complaint and could not resume his innings. India “A” then raced to 149 for one to win in the 26th over.
The two teams will meet in a second 50-over warm-up match on Sunday at the Wankhede Stadium.
West Indies 148 in 38.1 overs (Marlon Samuels 56, Jason Holder 21, Lendl Simmons 12, Kemar Roach 10; Amit Mishra 3-26, Karn Sharma 2-27). India “A” 149-1in 25.3 overs (Unmukt Chand 79 not out, Karun Nair 28 not out, Murali Vijay 26). India “A” won by nine wickets. (PR)