Mayank smashes 90, Bawne scores ton in warm-up tie against West Indies

Vadodara, September 29 (PTI) Mayank Agarwal gave a timely reminder to the selectors with an energetic 90 while Ankit Bawne hit a hundred patient when the XI of the Board Board scored 360 for six before declaring against the Antilles in the preparation game here on Saturday.

In the national count since last season, opener Agarwal played his natural attack game, hitting 14 limits and two sixes, but his young Prithvi Shaw (8) was quickly eliminated after hitting two limits in the two game days .

Karun Nair (29), whose confidence suffered a beating after being banked throughout the England Test series, missed a golden opportunity to play a big hit on a flat court where BP XI players maintained an execution rate of four for more.

Shreyas Iyer (61 out of 64 balls) was in T20 mode, hitting five sixes, and was especially severe on veteran spinner Devendra Bishoo (3/104 in 21 overs), who had the last laugh when a century appeared be there to drink. [19659002] During the second part of the innings, Maharashtra Bawne's batter showed why he is such a consistent player in home cricket with an unbeaten 116 of 195 balls with 15 limits. Bawne's hundred came out of 153 balls.

The match was like a final test for Shaw-Agarwal, who has been prolific in national and A-level matches.

Shaw is likely to retain his place in the team for the tests, but he is not Of course, Agarwal can do it, with the direction of the team more inclined to choose Shikhar Dhawan for his prolific record on flat roofs.

Shaw was quickly eliminated by the opposing formator Shanon Gabriel, trapped by Shimron Hetmyer, but Agarwal did not allow the tempo to fall and hit the pacers at the top.

Hit some precious records on both sides of the wicket. His half century came out of 73 balls when he added 82 runs for the third wicket with Nair.

Agarwal and Nair left in quick succession, but Iyer and Bawne added 113 runs in 25.2 overs for the fifth wicket.

Scores: BP XI 360/6 decl in 90 overs (Ankit Bawne 116 no, Mayank Agarwal 90, Devendra Bishoo 3/104) vs West Indies

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