India vs WICB President’s XI: Match ends in a draw, Ashwin, Jadeja shine


It is always a difficult task to win a three-day match, but India tested West Indies Cricket Board President's XI in Saint Kitts to come close on the final day of the second warm-up game on Saturday. India have lot of positives to take from the second tour game against WICB President's XI that ended in a draw. KL Rahul, Ravindra Jadeja and R Ashwin returned with impressive performances in St Kitts, ahead of the first Test starting July 21.

WICB President's XI, resuming their innings from 26/1, John Campbell (31) fell early to Jadeja. Then Virat Kohli took a brilliant catch at short fine-leg off Ashwin's bowling to send back Shai Hope cheaply. Then the hosts decided to opt for a more careful approach to pull off a draw. Test regular, Jermaine Blackwood scored a fighting fifty, well supported by Vishaul Singh and Montcin Hodge who got 39 each.

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Earlier, Ashwin and Jadeja helped India to bowl out WICB President's XI for 180 in their first innings. Then in reply, the visitors scored 364 with a first innings lead of 184 – thanks to the fifties from Rahul, Kohli and Jadeja. India are touring West Indies for four Tests, with the first match being scheduled in Antigua.

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