India A-NZ A 3rd unofficial Test peters out to a rain-affected draw

Honours were shared in a series which saw both teams win one Test each.

Ravikumar Samarth (27 not out) and Ankit Bawane (5 not out) (in the picture) went to stumps on day three with India A still trailing the host side by 37 runs. (File Picture)   -  Sudhakara Jain

The third unofficial Test between India A and New Zealand A  in Whangarei ended in a draw after rain forced the fourth and final day to be abandoned without a ball being bowled.

Honours were shared in a series which saw both teams win one Test each.

Ravikumar Samarth (27 not out) and Ankit Bawane (5 not out) went to stumps on day three with India A still trailing the host side by 37 runs.

On Sunday, Cam Fletcher’s career-best 103 gave New Zealand A a 75-run first-innings lead, despite Krishanappa Gowtham’s six-wicket haul.

India A will now play three unofficial ODIs against New Zealand A starting December 7 at Mount Maunganui.