BASSETERRE (ST KITTS), July 15: Indian spin troika of Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin and Amit Mishra kept their stranglehold on the inexperienced West Indies Board President�s XI to bowl them out for a paltry 180 on the first day of the final warm-up game, here today.
At stumps, India were 93 for 3 in reply in 25.3 overs with KL Rahul (30 batting) looking solid while Cheteshwar Pujara (28) was dismissed of the last ball of the day.
Regular openers Murali Vijay (23) and Shikhar Dhawan (9) were dismissed quickly by the West Indies new ball bowlers. But the day belonged to the Indian spinners with Jadeja recording miserly figures of 3/16 in 13 overs as he stifled the batsmen for runs with accurate bowling.
Ashwin (3/62 in 19.5 overs) although rusty and Mishra (2/45 in 10 overs), who was a bit expensive, nevertheless complemented Jadeja by picking up crucial wickets as the home team went on to be all out in 62.5 overs after opting to bat.
When India started bowling, Mohammed Shami was a bit wayward with the new ball and did not bowl after his first five-over spell in the morning.
Rookie Shardul Thakur (1/24), meanwhile, was impressive with his line and length and often beat the batsmen. He got the opening breakthrough, with skipper Leon Johnson (3) caught by a diving Stuart Binny at mid-off. � PTI
WICB XI 1st innings: J Campbell st Saha b Ashwin 34, L Johnson c Binny b Thakur 3, S Hope c Ashwin b Binny 11, J Blackwood b Jadeja 36, V Singh c Pujara b Jadeja 3, M Hodge lbw b Jadeja 6, R Cornwall c Pujara b Ashwin 41, J Hamilton c Shami b Mishra 1, K Roach not out 11, J Dawes lbw b Mishra 18, G Moti-Kanhai c Saha b Ashwin 8; Extras (b-4, lb-2, nb-2) 8. Total (All out; 62.5 overs) 180. Fall of wickets: 1-27, 2-49, 3-57, 4-81, 5-98, 6-119, 7-135, 8-143, 9-172. Bowling: Shami 5-0-19-0, Thakur 10-1-24-1, Ashwin 19.5-5-62-3, Binny 5-3-8-1, Jadeja 13-9-16-3, Mishra 10-2-45-2.
India 1st innings: M Vijay c Hamilton b Holder 23, S Dhawan c Hope b Dawes 9, KL Rahul not out 30, C Pujara b Cornwall 28; Extras (lb-1, w-1, nb-1) 3. Total (For 3 wickets; 25.3 overs) 93. Fall of wickets: 1-34, 2-34, 3-93. Bowling: Roach 5-1-12-0, Joseph 4-1-21-0, Holder 5-2-8-1, Dawes 5-1-15-1, Cornwall 3.3-0-17-1, Moti-Kanhai 3-0-19-0. � PTI