Ambris cracks unbeaten ton as Windies draw against Indian Board President's XI

By Sports Desk September 30, 2018
Sunil Ambris. Sunil Ambris.

Returning Sunil Ambris cracked an unbeaten century to guide West Indies to 366 for seven and a draw against the Indian Board President's XI's on Sunday.

Ambris, who recently spent several months on the sidelined with a broken arm, crafted a quickfire 114 off 98 balls in pursuit of the President XI’s 360 for 6.  The knock included 17 boundaries and five sixes.

In reply to India’s total the Windies got off to a solid reply with Kraigg Braithwaite (52) and Kieran Powell (44) putting together 105 runs for the opening wicket before retiring to give other batsmen a go.

Shai Hope made 36, while wicketkeeper Shane Dowrich scored 65 before Ambris took the centrestage and blew away the BP XI’s bowlers with his power-hitting.

Young pacer Avesh Khan starred for BP XI with the ball with figures of four for 60, while left-arm spinner Saurabh Kumar (2 for 126) picked up two wickets.  Awais Khan took four wickets for India with Sourav Kumar also taking two wickets and Jalaj Saxe one wicket.  The first Test between India and the West Indies will start from October 4 at Rajkot.

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