Hanuma Vihari, Shahbaz Nadeem star in India B

India B 261 for 8 (Vihari 87 *, Tiwary 52, Ashwin 2-39) beat India A 218 (Karthik 99, Ashwin 54, Markande 4-48, Nadeem 3-32 ) by 43 races

Shahbaz Nadeem celebrates a window AFP

87 undefeated from Hanuma Vihari and three first order windows from Shahbaz Nadeem helped India B make a winning start to their Deodhar Trophy campaign , as they defended 261 to beat India A for 43 races. Nadeem, the spinner with the left arm, took the new ball and hit with successive balls in his second place to send back to Prithvi Shaw and Karun Nair, both lbw.

India's most important order A continued to falter until R Ashwin joined Dinesh Karthik at 87 for 5. The pair from Tamil Nadu added 123 to return parity to the contest: at one stage, India A needed 52 of 47 balls with five windows in his hand.

But Mayank Markande broke the association, having Ashwin unable to score 54 (76b, 5×4), and Nadeem fired Karthik in the next place, having caught him and knocked down one less than a hundred. The entries of 114 balls of Karthik contained 11 feet and six.

The lower order of India A collapsed against Markande's stirrup, who finished with figures of 4 by 48. The last five terrains only added eight runs to the total of India A. 19659004] Ashwin also had a good game with the ball, finishing with figures of 2 by 39 in nine passes like India B, who chose to hit first, limps to 261 by 8 after threatening to post a much larger total. The forties of Mayank Agarwal and Shreyas Iyer created Vihari and Manoj Tiwary (52, 58b, 1×4, 2×6) to put 99 for the fourth gate. At one stage, India B had 194 for 3 with 12.3 remaining remnants.

However, the firing of Tiwary, however, caused a collapse. Nobody from No. 6 down went into double figures, even when Vihari tried to keep the marker in motion at the other end. After the dismissal of Tiwary, Vihari scored 39 of 30 balls to finish unbeaten in 87 (95b, 9×4). At the other extreme, the lower order and the India B extras combined to score only 28 of 45 balls. Even so, India's B total of 261 for 8 was more than adequate.

source:- espncricinfo.com

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