Mumbai: The hosts have struck and how!
Pacer Delorn Johnson took a career-best six for 34 while skipper Veerasammy Permaul gobbled up the rest as West Indies ‘A’ condemned their much-fancied Indian opponents to a humiliating 125-run loss on the fourth and final day of the second ‘unofficial’ Test in St. Vincent on June 12.
India ‘A’, who began the day on 57 for four (needing 163), lost six wickets for just 37 runs to finish with 94 on a turner at the Arnos Vale Ground. Left-arm spinner Permaul followed up his five-wicket haul in the first innings with four for 22 in the second innings to finish with superb figures of nine for 80. Johnson, who had picked up two in the first innings, finished with eight for 62. In other words, the duo accounted for as many as 17 wickets.
Brief scores: WI ‘A’ 217 & 204 (D Thomas 74, D Pagon 67; A Darekar 6/67) beat India ‘A’ 202 & 94 (D Johnson 6/34, V Permaul 4/22) by 125 runs.