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BANGALORE - Jonathan Carter scored an
intelligent century to help fashion a 55 run
victory as West Indies A squared their Series
against India A here yesterday.
Carter mixed caution with aggression to score
133, pushing West Indies A to 279 for six while
pacer Miguel Cummins ripped out the heart
of the Indian batting as the homeside crumbled
The Barbadian all-rounder, one of three play-
ers brought in after their loss on Saturday, occu-
pied the crease for 157 minutes hitting 18 fours
and three sixes and shared in an important 131
run stand with Leon Johnson, another player
brought in for the game.
Carter, who came in at the fall of the second
wicket, survived a chance on six when a ball
he played off Shahbaz Nadeem popped out of
the hand of Yusuf Pathan who also failed to
take it on the rebound.
Kirk Edwards scored 36 including three
boundaries through the off side in one over by
The Caribbean side was set back by the reck-
less dismissals of Edwards and Andre Russell
as the tactic of attempting to clear the rope off
every ball did not pay off.
Carter who was slow at the star and more
selective in his strokeplay gained in confidence
against the spinners, cutting Yusuf past short
third man and pulling when the spinners
dropped it short.
He was equally comfortable against the pace
of Jaydev Unadkat, pulling and whipping him
for consecutive boundaries to bring up his fifty.
Carter survived a run-out chance on 66,
when Johnson pushed the ball to cover and
sent him back after he was nearly halfway down
Carter moved to 99 with a massive six over
deep midwicket and reached his century with
a single to long-on.
He was eventually lbw playing all around a
full delivery from Unadkat for 133 but thanks
to his assault, West Indies managed 135 off their
last 15 overs.
Cummins led the Windies bowling attack
with four for 31 off ten overs, Carter returned
to take two wickets for 33 runs while Nikita
Miller had made early inroads into the Indian
innings capturing two for 46.
Windies A and India A are now level on one
win each with the third and deciding One Day
fixture set for tomorrow.
BANGALORE - Indian A cricket captain
Yuvraj Singh says he has high expectations
of the Guyanese fast bowler Ronsford Beat-
on and has compared him to the former
West Indies fast bowler Curtly Ambrose.
Singh made his comparisons after smash-
ing a blistering century to lead India to a 77-
run victory over West Indies A in the first
one-day match at the M Chinnaswamy Sta-
dium on Sunday.
Beaton is among 14 cricketers from the
various territories in the region attending the
Sagicor High Performance Centre (HPC) at
the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill
"Beaton is the future fast bowler for the
West Indies," said Singh.
"He reminds me of Curtly. Obviously
Curtly was great, but I think he has lot of
potential and I think it was a very good
The India A captain, who is making a
claim for national selection, smashed seven
sixes during his 89-ball 123.
The Indians set the visitors a huge target
of 313 in a reduced 42 over-per-side match
and then restricted them to 235 off 39.1 overs
"I think I have worked hard in my off-
season on my batting and other skills in last
couple of weeks," he said.
"Robin (Uthappa) and Mandy gave us a
good start which allowed me and Yusuf
(Pathan) to catch up at the end."
West Indies A drew level in the second
50-over game at the Chinnaswamy Stadium
West Indies spinner Sunil
Narine says he is hoping to
draw from his experience play-
ing in the Indian Premier
league (IPL) to help Trinidad
and Tobago in the Champions
League T20 starting this week-
Narine picked up 24 wickets
in his maiden IPL season in 2012
and finished behind the leading
wicket-taker Morne Morkel to
help his franchise Kolkata Knight
Riders win their only title.
His consistency continued in
the next season as he took 22
"Having played in India and
learning a lot with Kolkata
[Knight Riders] I think I can use
the Indian conditions to my best
ability," Narine said.
"Playing in the IPL is a plus
I have and having won the T20
crown with West Indies last year,
I think I m equipped for this
Red Force will play one
warm-up game before opening
their campaign against the Bris-
bane Heat in Ranchi on Sun-
Their first match is in Ranchi,
Kolkata s second home venue
during the IPL last year.
The spinner has fond mem-
ories of the JSCA ground, having
claimed a four-wicket haul
against Royal Challengers Ban-
"I have experience playing at
Ranchi and have done well there.
I think that I can share my
knowledge with my team when
it comes to the venue and also
to some of the teams," he said.
"So far we have studied the
teams that we are going to meet
and the players have knowledge
of them going in. We have the
right crop for the title-run."
The Trinidadians flew out of
Port of Spain Monday and spent
yesterday in London before
starting the final leg of their
journey to India late yesterday
They will take on the Perth
Scorchers in their only warm-
up game on Saturday. CMC
Despite uncertainty surrounding their financial situ-
ation, T&T women s hockey team will leave today for
Mendoza, Argentina, to compete in the eight-team Fourth
Women s Pan American Cup from Saturday to September
28.Up to late yesterday, TTHB president Douglas Camacho
was still in search of funds to make up the close to $500,00
which the trip is expected to cost.
Paragon s Alanna Lewis leads the team, to be coach by
former national goalkeeper Glen "Fido" Francis.
Ten other players who were part of the T&T squad which
ended fifth out of six teams in the FIH World League Round
Two qualifiers held in Rio de Janeiro, in March are in the
They included Blaire Wynne, Avion Ashton, Teresa Leza-
ma, Zene Henry, Brianna Govia, Elise Olton, Kayla Brathwaite,
goalkeeper Jeneille Carrington, Kwylan Jaggassar and Brittney
Back then, the world 26th ranked T&T came up against
Brazil, Chile, Scotland, Uruguay and USA and ended in
fifth spot, however in Argentina, T&T will first do battle
with the host country, the three-time reigning champions
who are ranked second in the world, Guyana (56th) and
Canada (23rd) in Pool A round-robin play.
Pool B consist of USA (10th), Chile (18th), Mexico (31st)
and Uruguay (36th).
The winner of this tournament will qualify for next year s
FIH Hockey World Cup to be held in The Hague, Netherlands
while the top six teams will qualify for the 2017 Women s
Pan American Cup. Teams placing seventh to eighth will
be demoted to the 2015 Women s Pan American Challenge.
This will mark the third appearance for T&T at the com-
petition after missing out on the 2001 edition held in
Kingston, Jamaica where Argentina defeated USA for the
gold, the first of three such meetings between both countries
in the competition s history.
The "Calypso Stickwomen" have a best ever finish of
fourth, in 2009 in Hamilton, Bermuda after a 2-1 loss to
Chile in the bronze medal contest.
The local squad which has three surviving players from
2009 in Lezama, Wynne and goalkeeper Anastasia Netto
suffered a 7-0 loss to the Argentines back then, while they
were eighth in 2004 in Bridgetown, Barbados with Lewis,
Thompson and Wynne part of that team.
Having coached the senior men s team to a historic Pan
American Cup bronze medal in Brampton, Canada, last
month with a 3-1 defeat of USA all eyes will be Francis and
his team as they look to create some history of their own.
However, speaking earlier last week Francis was cautious
about the team s chances as she said it was a very youthful
one with nine players being current members of the national
He said, "We are going to the tournament to compete
as best as we can without setting any high expectations
for ourselves. This is a very young teams and for us this
tournament is about development.
The T&T coach while admitting his team is in a tough
group, said it was still possible to get to the semifinals,
providing things go in their favour.
"Our group having Argentina and Canada is going to be
tough. "We play the Argentines first up and they will be
at home so we expect to be put under a lot of pressure.
But we then play Guyana who we should beat and then
meet Canada in what we expect to be the second placed
decider in our group."
Francis added, "It s a young crop and with the experience
players like Lewis, Blair Wynne and Kristin Thompson we
should do a decent job and give a good account of ourselves,
but at the same time I don t intend on putting too much
pressure on them with regards to expectations."
Team: Anastasia Netto (GK), Jenielle Carrington (GK),
Alanna Lewis (captain), Blair Wynne (Vice Captain), Avion
Ashton, Kwylan Jaggassar, Kristin Thompson, Teresa Lezama,
Elise Olton, Amie Olton, Zene Henry, Brianna Govia, Tamia
Roach, Kayla Brathwaite, Dana-Lee De Gannes, Amanda
George, Brittney Hingh, Tamara De Nobriga.
Technical staff: Glenn Francis (coach), Nicholas Wren
(assistant coach), Sharon De Freitas (manager), Nicholas
Baldeosingh (IT Specialist), Karielle De Bique (physiotherapist),
Kevin Macintyre (massage therapist), Dr. Zynul Khan (doctor),
Amanda Johnson (sport psychologist)
inspires Windies A
Yuvraj compares Guyanese fast bowler to Ambrose
Narine banking on IPL experience to boost Red Force
T&T hockey women
off to Pan Am Cup
India A v West Indies A
West Indies A innings
ADS Fletcher c †Ojha b Vinay Kumar 15
KOA Powell c †Ojha b Vinay Kumar 4
KA Edwards st †Ojha b Pathan
JL Carter lbw b Unadkat
AD Russell c Narwal b Pathan
LR Johnson c Chand b Vinay Kumar 39
DC Thomas not out
AR Nurse not out
Extras (lb 8, w 7)
Total (6 wickets; 50 overs; 208 mins)
Fall of wickets 1-20 (Powell, 6.1 ov), 2-21
(Fletcher, 8.4 ov), 3-100 (Edwards, 27.1
ov), 4-112 (Russell, 27.5 ov), 5-243
(Johnson, 45.6 ov), 6-260 (Carter, 48.1
Bowling; JD Unadkat 10 1 57 1, S Narwal
Mandeep Singh 1 0 7 0
India A inns
RV Uthappa b Carter
UBT Chand c Fletcher b Nurse
Mandeep Singh c †Thomas b Cummins 3
Yuvraj Singh c Powell b Miller
KM Jadhav c †Thomas b Cummins 35
YK Pathan c Nurse b Miller
NV Ojha b Cummins
S Narwal c †Thomas b Russell
R Vinay Kumar b Cummins
S Nadeem not out
JD Unadkat c Permaul b Carter
Total (all out; 48.4 overs; 204 mins)224
Fall of wickets 1-15 (Uthappa, 5.1 ov), 2-
18 (Mandeep Singh, 6.2 ov), 3-82 (Chand,
20.1 ov), 4-114 (Yuvraj Singh, 27.3 ov), 5-
114 (Pathan, 27.4 ov), 6-148 (Jadhav, 34.3
ov), 7-177 (Ojha, 40.5 ov), 8-187 (Vinay
Kumar, 42.3 ov), 9-187 (Narwal, 43.1 ov),
10-224 (Unadkat, 48.4 ov)
Bowling: ML Cummins 10 0 31 4, AD
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