MYSORE, India, CMC- West Indies A team batsman Assad Fudadin says an attentive approach to conditions in India spurred him to his first half century in his debut innings on the sub continent.
Fudadin batted patiently to score an unbeaten 86 as West Indies A complied 429 against India A on the second day of their unofficial test at Gangothri Glades Cricket Ground on Thursday.
The Guyanese batsman struggled to find the middle of the bat initially but said he decided to keep it simple on a pitch which offered assistance to the bowlers.
“This was my first knock in India. On the first day I was still getting used to the conditions and I not feeling ‘myself’,” He told WICB Media.
“I had to ‘catch myself’ on the second day and get used to the conditions a bit better. On the first day wickets were falling so I did not want to take any chances. I had to play it smart”.
Fudadin batted for just under five hours, faced 201 balls and hit 10 boundaries and a six.
He added a crucial 88-run stand for the seventh wicket with Nikita Miller, who made 49.
“The team target was to bat four sessions and we decided to bat time rather than runs,” said Fudadin.
“The pitch was deteriorating and creating ‘rough’ for the Indian spinners so I had to be watchful. We decided if we batted a long time we had a chance to look at bowling them out twice”.