Permaul, Thomas lead Windies ‘A’ fight back against Indians
Twenty-two year old Guyanese West Indies ‘A’ team skipper Veerasammy Permaul scored his maiden First Class fifty and shared in a valuable eighth wicket stand with Devon Thomas to stage a recovery for the regional side after they had slumped to 126-7 against India ‘A’ at Kensington Oval in Barbados yesterday on the opening day of their four-day unofficial Test match.
Permaul who bettered his previous best of 48 at this level was last out when he charged down the track and missed a mighty swing as the Caribbean side fell for 252 off 87.3 overs when stumps were drawn.
Permaul played plenty of shots in his 66 after Thomas (57) was bowled by Rahul as he played over a full length ball after the home team had revived to 220-8 on a good track for batting.
Test leg-spinner Devendra Bishoo (3) then was quickly dismissed before Permaul’s demise ended a good day for the tourists despite the partnership between Permaul and Thomas.
Jonathon Carter (35) and Nkruma Bonner (25) offered some fight in the top order after Guyana’s Leon Johnson failed to carry after reached double figures. India A’s bowlers were good all day and spinner Rahul Sharma and pacer Shami Ahmed each got three wickets.