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India A vs New Zealand A: Gowtham Picks Six but Kiwis Take Slender Lead

India’s second innings didn’t get off to the best of starts as Bracewell removed Abhimanyu Easwaran for 2. Ankit Bawne and Ravikumar Samarth were the two unbeaten batsmen at stumps, with India A reaching 38/1.

India A vs New Zealand A: Gowtham Picks Six but Kiwis Take Slender Lead

Krishnappa Gowtham ended with figures of 6/139 as India A fought back to dismiss New Zealand A for 398 on the third day of the unofficial Test in Whangarei.

However, Cam Fletcher’s ton and half-centuries from Doug Bracewell and Kyle Jamieson helped New Zealand A take a slender lead of 75.

Starting the day at 121/3, the home-side lost Rachin Ravindra and Tim Seifert early with Rajneesh Gurbani & Gowtham getting the breakthroughs.

However, Fletcher and Bracewell put on a 92-run stand before Navdeep Saini broke the partnership. At one stage, it seemed that the home-side would run away with the game as Jamieson gave good company to Fletcher.

The two put on a 100-run partnership for the seventh wicket to help New Zealand A take the lead. However, Gowtham simply ran through the tail which helped India restrict the home side’s lead.

India’s second innings didn’t get off to the best of starts as Bracewell removed Abhimanyu Easwaran for 2. Ankit Bawne and Ravikumar Samarth were the two unbeaten batsmen at stumps, with India A reaching 38/1.

The visitors still trail by 37 runs and will be looking to put up a strong show on the final day of the unofficial Test.

Brief Scores: India A 323 & 38/1 trail New Zealand A 398 (C Fletcher 103, K.Gowtham 6/139) by 37 runs with nine wickets remaining



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