Williamson and Taiaroa lead recovery

A series of dropped catches by the India Under-19s let New Zealand Under-19s off the hook on the second day at Carisbrook in Dunedin, as the hosts ended the day at 245 for 6. New Zealand, after wrapping up the Indian innings for 129, were in trouble at 100 for 5 before Kane Williamson and M Tairoa averted another collapse.

The duo were particularly harsh and against the spinners, and dropped catches from Abu Nechim Ahmed and Sumit Sharma didn't help India's cause. Williamson fell 12 short of a ton while Tairoa remained unbeaten on 56, helping New Zealand finish with a lead of 216 with four wickets in hand.