Sunil Ambris makes case for first Test against India with unbeaten 114

West Indians 366 for 7 dec (Ambris 114 *, Dowrich 65, Brathwaite 52, Avesh 4-60) drew with Chairman of the Indigenous Board XI 366 for 7 dec (Bawne 116 * , Agarwal 90, Bishoo 3-104)

Sunil Ambris raises his bat when he reaches fifty WICB Media

Sunil Ambris made an unbeaten 114 of 98 balls to give the Antilleans the honors of the first chance in his two days of hot game against the XI of the President of the Indigenous Board in Vadodara. Ambris, who had also hit a hundred against India A at Beckenham in July, continued his impressive way of pressing his case for a place in the 11th when the West Indies will face India in the first Test in Rajkot starting on October 4. .

The first three, Kraigg Brathwaite, Kieran Powell and Shai Hope, and Shane Dowrich contributed helpful contributions, helping their team gain a six-run lead after the hosts declared 360 for 6 at the end of the first day. Shimron Hetmyer (7) and Roston Chase (5) were the only front-line Antillean hitters to be fired by single-digit scores.

Brathwaite (52 out of 78 balls, 9×4) and wicketkeeper-batsman Dowrich (65 out of 69, 9×4, 1×6) half a century ago, before Ambris, who entered the No. 7, took over. He lifted his first fifty of 60 balls and then accelerated his second out of only 35 balls. In total, he hit 17 fours and five sixes. When Jomel Warrican fell, the Antilleans had 279 for 7, still 81 races behind, but Ambris and Sherman Lewis, who is uncovered in the test cricket, moved the Antilleans to the front with a stand of 87 runs in 13.3 overs, Lewis contributed only 8.

The Indian spinners – Samer of the left Saurabh Kumar and Jalaj Saxena of the offspinner – worked away for 50 overs, conceding 221 runs between them while taking three wickets. Madhya Pradesh sealer Avesh Khan was the bowlers' choice for the hosts, finishing with 4 of 60 in 17 overs.

source:- espncricinfo.com

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