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Coolidge: Seniormost pacer Ishant Sharma bowled a fiery opening spell while left-arm wrist spinner Kuldeep Yadav promised to pose stiff competition for Ravichandran Ashwin as India dominated proceedings against West Indies A after second day of warm-up game.

Having declared on their overnight score of 297 for 5 at the end of the first day, India bowled out the home team for 181 in 56.1 overs with Ishant (3/21), Kuldeep (3/35) and Umesh Yadav (3/19) sharing the spoils.

Senior off-spinner Ashwin and speedster Mohammed Shami didn't bowl in the first innings but might bowl in the second. With a first-innings lead of 116, India consolidated their position reaching 84 for 1 in their second innings claiming an overall lead of 200.

Hanuma Vihari (48 batting) looked fluent even as stand-in captain Ajinkya Rahane (20 batting, 95 balls) scratched around after being sent to open in order to give him batting time before the first Test.

The second day was about the Indian bowlers trying to find their groove after switching formats. Vihari, on the other hand, looked solid during his 48 that had six boundaries and a six.

Opener Mayank Agarwal was, however, out for 13 with pacer Romario Shepherd inducing an edge to Jahmar Hamilton behind the stumps.

Brief Scores: India 297/5 decl and 84/1 (Hanuma Vihari 48 batting, Ajinkya Rahane 20 batting). West Indies A 181 in 56.1 overs (Ishant Sharma 3/21, Umesh Yadav 3/19, Kuldeep Yadav 3/35).

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