West Indies A, 1st innings:
End of over 90: West Indies ended day one's play at 283 for 6, with Leon Johnson and Nikita Miller remaining not out. For India Bhargav Bhatt was the most successful bowler, picking up 3 for 76 with his left-arm spin. Zaheer Khan, Mohammed Shami and Parvez Rasool picked up one wicket each.
End of over 70, WI A 216 for 5: Bhargav Bhatt gave the breakthrough by removing Assad Fudadin for 63 and then Parvez Rasool scalped Kraigg Brathwaite for 82.
End of over 65, WI A 207 for 3: Assad Fudadin also reached his fifty after the tea break as West Indies A look set for a big score. However, the Indian bowlers are toiling hard to somehow make a breakthrough.
End of over 58, WI A 173 for 3: Brathwaite (69) combined with Assad Fudadin (36) to recover West Indies A to 173 for 3 at tea after the visitors lost early wickets.
End of over 49, WI A 145 for 3: Kraigg Brathwaite has brought up his fifty and along with Assad Fudadin have added 47 runs for the fourth wicket. Tea is just around the corner
End of over 40, WI A 119 for 3: Zaheer Khan in his bid for a comeback into the national side picked up the wicket of Narsingh Deonarine for 12 trapped LBW. Assad Fudadin comes out to the middle.
End of over 30, WI A 79 for 2: Bhargav Bhatt picked up his second wicket by removing Kirk Edwards for 18 stumped by Uday Kaul. Narsingh Deonarine is the new batsman at the crease.
End of over 28, WI A 67 for 1: Kraig Brathwaite and Kirk Edwards made sure no further damage was done as West Indies A reached 67 for 1 at lunch.
End of over 25, WI A 55 for 1: Bhargav Bhatt gave India A their first breakthrough by getting the wicket of Kieran Powell for 33 caught by Mohammad Kaif. Kirk Edwards is the new batsman at the crease while Kraig Brathwaite has moved to 22.
End of over 15, WI A 27 for 0: Kieran Powell and Kraig Brathwaite look in no hurry and want to see through the new ball before raising the tempo of the innings. While Zaheer Khan has bowled five overs and given six runs, which included two maidens.
End of over 5, WI A 10 for 0: Kieran Powell and Kraigg Brathwaite have started the innings cautiously for the visitors. Both have one boundary each to their name. While, Mohammed Shami and Zaheer Khan have opened the bowling for India A.
Toss: West Indies A won the toss and elected to bat first against India A.
India A: Cheteshwar Pujara (capt), Bhargav Bhatt, Virender Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir, Abhishek Nayar, VA Jagadeesh, Mohammad Kaif, Uday Kaul, Zaheer Khan, Parvez Rasool, Mohammad Shami
West Indies A: Kraig Brathwaite, Kieran Powell, Chadwick Walton, Kirk Edwards, Assad Fudadin, Fidel Edwards, Leon Johnson, Miguel Cummins, Narsingh Deonarine, Nikita Miller, Veerasammy Permaul
The spotlight will firmly be on out-of-favour veterans Virender Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir and Zaheer Khan when India A seek revenge for the opening-match humiliation against West Indies A in their second unofficial Test. Led by Cheteshwar Pujara, India A were beaten by massive 162 runs in the opening match in Mysore.
It will be interesting to see how Pujara handles the team filled with heavyweights such as Sehwag, Gambhir and Zaheer, who have been out of the national team for different reasons.
Sehwag has not scored a century in 30 Test innings while Gambhir's dry run with the bat has seen him without a century in 40 innings since January 2010. Zaheer too has not been in good form, failing to take five wickets in a Test innings since October 2010, and his fitness and endurance has been a concern too.