first_imgSunil Ambris’s unbeaten 98-ball 114 helped West Indies reach 366/7 in response to Borad President’s XI’s 360/6 declared at the end of Day 2 in the lone two-day warm-up match at Vadodara on Sunday.Ambris took the attack to the opposition and smashed 17 boundaries and five sixes as the match ended in a draw. Ambris’s knock will give the selectors a welcome headache ahead of the first Test against India starting in Rajkot on October 4Replying to India’s total, West Indies got off to a good start with Kraigg Braithwaite (52) and Kieran Powell (44) stitching 105 runs for the opening stand before retiring to give other batsmen a go.Shai Hope made 36, while wicket-keeper Shane Dowrich scored 65 before Ambris took the centrestage and blew away the BP XI’s bowlers with his power-hitting.Young pacer Avesh Khan starred for BP XI with the ball with figures of four for 60, while left-arm spinner Saurabh Kumar (2/126) picked up two wickets.Basil Thampi was not utilised much as he proved to be mighty expensive, giving away 17 runs off his two overs.Earlier, Ankit Bawne’s unbeaten 191-ball 116 and Shreyas Iyer’s 61 from 64 balls helped Board President’s XI’s reach 360/6 and then declare.Mayank Agarwal, who earned his maiden Test call-up, gave a great start to his side before falling 10 runs short of his century. His opening partner — Prithvi Shaw however, failed to make an impact as he departed for 8.Hanuma Vihari and captain Karun Nair also failed to make their mark in the game as they also fell for paltry scores of 3 and 29 respectively.advertisementDevendra Bishoo picked up three wickets while Shannon Gabriel grabbed two for West Indies.last_img

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