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Bad light leaves hard-fought game drawn

India A 339 (Rayudu 105, Chand 54) & 208 for 4 dec (Majumdar 58, Arnel 3-40) drew with New Zealand A 234 for 8 dec (Latham 132, Young 54) & 273 for 8 (Worker 89, Broom 72)
Scorecard

Despite declarations from both teams to try and force a result, the first unofficial Test between New Zealand A and India A in Lincoln ended in a draw. India needed two wickets and New Zealand 41 runs from a maximum of 20 overs, when play was called off due to bad light.

India, from an overnight 132 for 2, got to 208 for 4, before declaring just over an hour into the day's play. That meant New Zealand needed 314 from a maximum of 82 overs. First-innings centurion Tom Latham could not fire again in the chase, but a 149-run between George Worker and Neil Broom meant the hosts were in relative control at 169 for 1. However, once Jaydev Unadkat had Broom caught on 72, India struck with regularity to get back into the game. New Zealand lost seven wickets for the next 101 runs in 19 overs, to be reduced to fighting for survival. Vinay Kumar was the pick of the India bowlers, taking 3 for 47 in a tight spell.

The second unofficial Test will be played from Wednesday, at the same venue.

  • Bad light leaves hard-fought game drawn

    Despite declarations from both teams to try and force a result, the first unofficial Test between New Zealand A and India A in Lincoln ended in a draw

  • India move ahead despite Latham ton

    An eventful third day, which included a century from Tom Latham and a declaration from New Zealand A, ended with India A in control of the first unofficial Test in Lincoln

  • Rayudu, bowlers put India in control

    A century from Ambati Rayudu, combined with a strong bowling effort from Vinay Kumar and Shami Ahmed helped India A take control of the first unofficial Test against New Zealand A in Lincoln

  • New Zealand hit back after India's solid start

    India A squandered a solid start to hand the initiative to New Zealand A at the end of a rain-affected first day of the first unofficial Test against New Zealand A in Lincoln

NZ A 4th innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st20GH WorkerTWM Latham
2nd149NT BroomGH Worker
3rd31DG BrownlieGH Worker
4th2LJ WoodcockDG Brownlie
5th51LJ WoodcockSR Wells
6th11RA YoungLJ Woodcock
7th6LJ WoodcockN Wagner
8th0LJ WoodcockTS Nethula
9th3BJ ArnelLJ Woodcock