IND A vs NZ A Highlights: Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Sen stars with ball as India A ease past New Zealand A to take 1-0 lead in one-day series

IND A vs NZ A Highlights:  India A came up with a brilliant show to beat New Zealand A by seven wickets…

IND A vs NZ A Highlights: Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Sen stars with ball as India A ease past New Zealand A to take 1-0 lead in one-day series
IND A vs NZ A Highlights: Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Sen stars with ball as India A ease past New Zealand A to take 1-0 lead in one-day series

IND A vs NZ A Highlights:  India A came up with a brilliant show to beat New Zealand A by seven wickets in Chennai on Thursday. They have thus taken a 1-0 lead in the three-match unofficial ODI series. Shardul Thakur and Kuldeep Sen were the stars in the win as they scalped four and three wickets respectively. After dismissing New Zealand A for 167, the home team reached the target with ease in the 32nd over. Rajat Patidar was the top-scorer as he remained not out on 45. Follow IND-A vs NZ-A ODI Live Updates with InsideSport.IN

After winning the toss, India skipper Sanju Samson decided to bowl first. It proved to be a brilliant decision with home pacers having a field day in the morning.

IND A vs NZ A Highlights: Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Sen stars with ball as India A ease past New Zealand A to take 1-0 lead in one-day series

India-A Innings SCORECARD

Batsmen R B 4S 6S SR
Prithvi Shaw c Logan van Beek b Matthew Fisher 17 24 0 1 70.83
Ruturaj Gaikwad c & b Michael Rippon 41 54 3 2 75.93
Rahul Tripathi b Logan van Beek 31 40 4 0 77.50
Sanju Samson (WK/C) Not out 29 32 1 3 90.63
Rajat Patidar Not out 45 41 7 0 109.76
Extra 7 (b 0, w 6, nb 0, lb 1)
Total 170/3 (31.5)
Yet To Bat Shahbaz AhmedR DhawanShardul ThakurKL YadavUmran MalikKR Sen
BOWLING O M R W ECON
Logan van Beek 7 0 38 1 5.43
Sean Solia 3 0 13 0 4.33
Matthew Fisher 6 0 32 1 5.33
Rachin Ravindra 6.5 0 34 0 4.98
Michael Rippon 5 0 28 1 5.60
Joe Walker 4 0 24 0 6.00

India A had a solid pacer battery, which included Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Sen and Umran Malik. The first two bowlers were spot on. After the dismissal of Chad Bowes by Thakur, India A took wickets in regular intervals.

For less than 30 runs on the board, the visitors had lost half of their players. They were 27/5 with Kuldeep scalping three. They were soon 74/8 as well, and there were concerns if New Zealand A would bring up even 100 runs on the board.

It is at that juncture that Michael Rippon and Joe Walker decided to shoulder responsibility. The lower order batting were the most comfortable compared to the rest of the top order players. It was their 89-run partnership, which allowed them to have some sort of a score on the board. Rippon was eventually run out by Patidar, and they were later bowled out for 167.

IND A vs NZ A Highlights: Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Sen stars with ball as India A ease past New Zealand A to take 1-0 lead in one-day series

Such kind of a score was not going to the test the strong India A batting order. Though Prithvi Shaw lost his wicket early, Ruturaj Gaikwad looked good and took control of the situation with 41 runs. Rahul Tripathi contributed with 31,

However, an unbeaten partnership between Samson (29) and Patidar saw their team through in the 32nd over. Patidar hit seven fours while Samson slammed one four and three sixes.

NewZealand-A Innings – 167/10 in 40.2 Overs

Batsmen R B 4S 6S SR
Chad Bowes b Shardul Thakur 10 12 2 0 83.33
Rachin Ravindra c SV Samson b KR Sen 10 11 2 0 90.91
Dane Cleaver (WK) c KR Sen b Shardul Thakur 4 6 0 0 66.67
Joe Carter lbw b KR Sen 1 6 0 0 16.67
Robert O’Donnell (C) c SV Samson b Shardul Thakur 22 39 1 0 56.41
Tom Bruce c P Shaw b KR Sen 0 3 0 0 0.00
Sean Solia runout (R Dhawan) 5 10 0 0 50.00
Michael Rippon c R Dhawan b Shardul Thakur 61 104 4 0 58.65
Logan van Beek c P Shaw b KL Yadav 1 3 0 0 33.33
Joe Walker runout (RM Patidar) 36 49 3 1 73.47
Matthew Fisher Not out 1 0 0 0 0.00
Extra 17 (b 2, w 8, nb 2, lb 5)
Total 167/10 (40.2)
BOWLING O M R W ECON
Shardul Thakur 8.2 1 32 4 3.84
Kuldeep Sen 7 0 30 3 4.29
Umran Malik 7 1 27 0 3.86
Rishi Dhawan 4 0 12 0 3.00
Kuldeep Yadav 9 0 22 1 2.44
Shahbaz Ahmed 4 0 31 0 7.75
Rahul Tripathi 1 0 6 0 6.00

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