The Windies 'A' batting woes continued as the Caribbean side went down by 148 runs to India 'A', giving the visitors an unassailable 3-0 lead in their five match 50 over series at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua on Tuesday. After suffering 65 run defeats in their opening two games, the Windies 'A' were looking for a morale boosting win, but were put on the backfoot after India 'A' won the toss and piled up 296-5.
Manish Pandey led the way for India 'A' with an even 100 while former Under-19 World Cup standout Shubman Gill contributed 77. Shreyas Iyer also made 47 as Rakheem Cornwal took 2-37 and Romario Shpeherd 2-51 for West Indies “'A”.
In reply, the hosts got off to a steady start with Jamaican John Campbell 21 and Sunil Ambris 30, sharing in a 51 run opening stand. However, from there only Keemo Paul 34, Raymond Reifer 15 and Roston Chase 19, got to double figures.
Krunal Pandya bagged 5-25 while Hanuma Vihari had 2-23. Game four will be played on Friday at the Coolidge Cricket Ground.