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NZ A lower order and tail frustrates India bowlers

India A 467 for eight dec and 35 for zero (Shaw 33*, Vijay 2*) lead New Zealand A 458 for 9 dec (Rutherford 114, Rance 69*, Cleaver 53, Gowtham Three-107) by 44 runs

Navdeep Saini celebrates a wicket Associated Press

The New Zealand A lower order and tail piled on loads of runs in opposition to an India A assault that options solely two frontline bowlers with worldwide expertise beneath their belt. Soon after shedding in a single day centurion Hamish Rutherford for 114, New Zealand have been decreased to 211 for five however the India assault was unable to capitalise on the state of affairs and the hosts declared on 458, solely 9 behind India’s complete.

Visiting openers Prithvi Shaw and M Vijay have been unbeaten in a fast stand of 35 in eight overs, with the Mumbai batsman scoring 33 off 26 with seven fours.

Resuming on 176 for 1, New Zealand misplaced their early wickets to the tempo bowlers when Tim Seifert drove to edge one behind off Mohammed Siraj and Rutherford chopped on in opposition to Deepak Chahar. Chahar quickly had Rachin Ravindra gap out behind sq. with a bouncer, and when Glenn Phillips was trapped lbw by Navdeep Saini, India appeared set to take a wholesome lead with the hosts 5 down and 256 behind.

However, Dane Cleaver (53) stitched essential stands with Doug Bracewell (48) and Kyle Jamieson (30) to take them in direction of 350. When Cleaver holed out in opposition to Saini off a brief ball on the off aspect, they have been 346 for eight, however Seth Rance and Blair Tickner pissed off India additional with an unbeaten stand of 83 for the final wicket. Rance was unbeaten on 69 off 57 with 4 fours and as many sixes, and Tickner was on 30* once they declared. Okay Gowtham chipped in with three wickets however conceded 107 runs in his 42 overs.

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