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India A seal series with big win in Antigua

Captain Manish Pandey scores century, Krunal Pandya takes 5/25
Manish Pandey of India bats during the Third International T20 match (T20i) held at the Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai between India and Sri Lanka on the 24th December 2017

Photo by Deepak Malik / BCCI / Sportzpics

Continuing their fine form, India A sealed the five-match series against hosts West Indies A with a commanding 148-run win in the third one-day on Tuesday. After captain Manish Pandey’s 100 and Shubman Gill’s 77 powered India A to a massive 295/6, Krunal Pandya ran through the batting line-up claiming 5/25. With two more matches still to be played, India A have taken an unassailable 3-0 lead in the tournament.

Having elected to bat first, the visitors were dealt an early blow when Anmolpreet was dismissed for a duck but Gill and Shreyas Iyer stitched a 109-run stand for the second wicket to put India A on course for a big total. It was Rahkeem Cornwall who broke the stand and picked up wickets of both the batsmen. It was Gill’s (77) second successive fifty while Iyer narrowly missed out on his second half-century of the tour as he departed on 47.

However, Pandey carried the momentum forward and hit attacking shots at regular intervals as India A pressed the accelerator. In his knock of 87-ball 100, Pandey smashed six boundaries and five fours.

The home team started on a positive note as the openers raised a fifty-run stand, but once Navdeep Saini removed John Campbell for 21, India A stepped up the attack. From 51-1, West Indies A were reduced to 103-5. Krunal Pandya was the destroyer in chief as he claimed a five-wicket haul in just seven overs. Hanuma Vihari picked two wickets in 2.2 overs.

Brief scores: India A 295/6 in 50 overs (Manish Pandey 100, Shubman Gill 77, Shreyas Iyer 47; Rakheem Cornwall 2/37) beat West Indies A 147 in 34.2 overs (Keemo Paul 34, Sunil Ambris 30, Krunal Pandya 5/25, Hanuma Vihari 2/23) by 148 runs

Man of the Match: Manish Pandey

BCCI Staff

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BCCI conducts second Level 1 Curators Course

The 2nd BCCI Level 1 Curators Course was held at Bangalore from 26th June to 5th July 2019. In all, 20 participants attended the course from various Associations.

Mr. P R Viswanathan, Mr. Venkat Sundaram, Mr. Ashish Bhowmick and Mr. Taposh Chatterjee were appointed as teaching faculties for the Course.

For the first time, BCCI decided to appoint outside examiners. Mr. P R Viswanathan and Mr. Venkat Sundaram as examiners.

Dr. R Parma and Mr. P Nagabhushan conducted sessions on mixture of soil, irrigation and properties of grass respectively.

Following topics were covered in the course.
1. Pitch preparation and pitch construction
2. Mixing of soils
3. Pitch Layering
4. Pitch Rolling
5. Grass & Irrigation

The participants were assigned one pitch each to prepare, as part of practical assessment.

The participants, along with the faculty members, visited Agricultural University, Bangalore where Dr. Parma shared his expertise on soil in respect of cricket pitch preparation and explained in great detail the characteristics of soil. He has also demonstrated the difference in terms of swelling properties of clay and red soil.

The examination was conducted for pitch preparation on 2nd July. The exam tested the knowledge on right selection of soil, filter medium for drainage and grass. Viva voce and written examination were conducted accordingly. The candidate who secures 45 marks out of 75 in each theory and practical both will be declared successful.

BCCI Desk

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