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Cheteshwar Pujara commanded attention with 114 to haul India A up to a formidable 340 for six in their triumph at Grace Road

India A hauled themselves back into contention in the triangular series by seeing off West Indies A by 53 runs in the fourth match at Grace Road.

Captain Cheteshwar Pujara followed up his 73 in yesterday's defeat to England Lions with a match-winning 114 today, allowing India to compile a formidable 340 for six from their 50 overs.

He was ably supported by top-four colleagues Abhinav Mukund, Shikar Dhawan and Ajinkya Rahane, who made 36, 59 and 90 respectively, to power India to an unassailable total.

West Indies lost early wickets in reply, but kept in the hunt during a 70-run stand between Darren Bravo and Andre Russell.

When Bravo was bowled by Mithun for 83, West Indies were 203 for five with 12 overs in hand, but the middle-order could not score quickly enough.

Mithun claimed 3-49 as West Indies ended their challenge on 287 for seven.

India claimed four points from their win, taking them one behind West Indies with one match remaining apiece.

England Lions still head the standings on eight points having played one game fewer.

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