India A v. NZL A
Posted by: Birbal (IP Logged)
Date: 02 October, 2017 05:10

The India A team led by Karun Nair send NZL on a leather hunt...and took a huge nearly 150 run lead...over the visitors.

Nice that BCCI is paying attention to all formats...not just the Instant variety.

Re: India A v. NZL A
Posted by: Birbal (IP Logged)
Date: 02 October, 2017 05:12

Here is write up in The Hindu

[www.thehindu.com]

Re: India A v. NZL A
Posted by: Birbal (IP Logged)
Date: 02 October, 2017 22:13

Day 3 saw NZL A fighting hard to save the game...

From The Hindu...



New Zealand-A captain Henry Nicholls compiled a fighting half-century to keep his team’s chances of forcing a draw against India-A alive on the third day of the four-day ‘Test’ at the Mulapadu Cricket Complex near here on Monday.

The visitors began the second essay with a deficit of 236 and lost an early wicket — southpaw George Walker was trapped lbw while shuffling back to left-arm spinner Shahbaz Nadeem off his first ball.

But New Zealand-A hung on gamely thanks to a defiant, unbroken 85-run stand for the second wicket between opener Jeet Raval (41 batting, 117, 5x4) and southpaw Nicholls (55 batting, 93b, 7x4, 1x6).

It was a far more positive and aggressive approach by both Raval and Nicholls, who even dispatched Karn over long-on for a huge six.

They showed good footwork and also played the cut and pull strokes quite frequently to unsettle the Indian bowlers, especially the spinners.

Consequently, both leggie Karn Sharma and Nadeem looked less menacing on a pitch which showed no signs of deterioration.

After the tea break pacer Shardul Thakur could have sent back Nicholls, who was on 41, but a diving wicketkeeper Parthiv Patel could not latch on to the difficult chance.

When bad light stopped play six overs after tea, the New Zealanders were comfortably placed at 104 for one.

Earlier, in the morning session, New Zealand’s pacers showed greater purpose and discipline to cap a very productive session — conceding 87 runs and picking up six wickets.

For the home team, Ankit Bawne continued to bat with a lot of confidence after overcoming an early bout of uncertainty when the pace trio of Seth Rance, Lockie Ferguson and Colin Munro tested the batsmen with short-pitched stuff.

He remained unbeaten (162 not out, 245b, 21x4, 1x6) even as the well-set Parthiv Patel, who was cleaned up by Rance in the fifth over of the day, and the others disappointed.

Bawne later unleashed some audacious strokes to dash the Kiwi hopes of restricting the lead to modest proportions.

The scores:

New Zealand-A 1st innings: 211.

India-A: 1st innings: R. Samarth b Rance 0, Priyank Panchal c Bruce b Scott 46, Shreyas Iyer c Young b Sodhi 82, Karun Nair c & b Sodhi 43, Ankit Bawne (not out) 162, Parthiv Patel b Rance 65, Karn Sharma c Raval b Ferguson 9, Shardul Thakur lbw b Munro 5, Shahbaz Nadeem c Seifert b Munro 0, Navdeep Saini c Bruce b Scott 5, Ankit Rajpoot b Sodhi 9; Extras (b-4, lb-7, nb-10): 21; Total (in 110 overs): 447.

Fall of wickets: 1-0, 2-133, 3-142, 4-206, 5-372, 6-386, 7-391, 8-397, 9-424.

New Zealand-A bowling: Rance 14-5-28-2, Kuggeleijn 18-2-82-2, Sodhi 25-3-120-3, Worker 17-3-60-0, Munro 14-5-24-2, Ferguson 14-3-72-1, Bruce 7-0-39-0, Raval 1-0-11-0.

New Zealand-A — 2nd innings: Jeet Raval (batting) 41, George Worker lbw b Nadeem 6, Henry Nicholls (batting) 55; Extras (lb-2): 2; Total (for one wkt. in 40 overs): 104.

Fall of wicket: 1-19.

India-A bowling: Shardul 7-2-24-0, Rajpoot 3-1-5-0, Saini 4-3-4-0, Nadeem 13-3-26-1, Karn 10-2-30-0, Karun 3-0-13-0.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 02/10/2017 22:14 by Birbal.

Re: India A v. NZL A
Posted by: Birbal (IP Logged)
Date: 04 October, 2017 18:01

But India A snuffed out the resistance on Day 4... and won by an innings...

What occurred at Senior Level continues at the Junior level...smiling smiley

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