After posting 214/7, all the Indian bowlers had to do was put the ball in the right areas and hope their fielders held their catches. India A did this in some style.
A brilliant 133 by Jonathan Carter and a four-wicket haul by Miguel Cummins helped West Indies A script a comprehensive victory after Yuvraj Singh was among several India A batsmen to squander good starts.
An India A side, featuring a host of seniors, take on West Indies A in the first match of their series - three one-day games, one Twenty20 game and three four-day games - in Bangalore on Sunday.
IPL has been mired in controversies right from the outset. A tournament where such huge amounts of money is involved, there are bound to be allegations and rumours but spot-fixing has brought out what was most feared.
Despite a formidable target, the hosts in Jaipur showcased mature batting to pace their innings well and win off the second-last delivery of the match.
However, Rajasthan will be mindful of the fact that Pune Warriors India, who they face on Sunday (May 5), had inflicted an eight-wicket defeat on them only three weeks ago, in Pune.
Royal Challengers Bangalore have suffered four losses in the season so far, and each has come away from home.
Pune are presently languishing at the bottom of the table with just two wins from eight games and their chances of qualifying for the play-offs is all but over.
The Chennai skipper minced no words in his criticism of his top-order batsmen, who have "regularly failed to give good starts."
Rahul Dravid played a captain's knock for Rajasthan while Rahul Sharma and Yuvraj Singh bowled out of their skins for Pune Warriors. At the end of the day though, Aaron Finch and Robin Uthappa were tha gamechangers.