India A wins three-match ODI series against New Zealand A

Siddharth Kaul picked up four wickets as New Zealand A was bowled out for 200, chasing a target of 276.

The India A side that defeated New Zealand A in the three-match ODI series in New Zealand.   -  Twitter/@Im_AbhaySharma

India A beat New Zealand A by 75 runs in the third unofficial ODI at Mount Maunganui on Tuesday to win the three-match series 3-0.

Siddarth Kaul picked up four wickets as New Zealand A was bowled  out for 200, chasing a target of 276.

Earlier in the afternoon, India A captain Manish Pandey won the toss and elected to bat and his team got off to a good start with openers Ishan Kishan and Anmolpreet Singh adding 68 runs for the first wicket. Kishan was the first man to be dismissed when he was adjusted leg-before wicket (LBW) on 39 off the bowling of Doug Bracewell.

India A found itself in trouble at 107-3 when Manish Pandey lost his wicket. Ankit Bawne joined Anmolpreet to steady the Indian ship and added 64 for the fourth wicket parntership, before Anmolpreet (71, 80b, 8x4, 1x6) got out to medium pacer Daryl Mitchell.

Vijay Shankar (42, 43b, 4x4) and Axar Patel (31, 29b, 2x4) accelerated in the final overs to take India to 275/8 at the end of 50 overs.

New Zealand A got off to a shaky start as it lost opener George Worker early. Rachin Ravindra (21, 28b, 3x4) and Hamish Rutherford (27, 35b, 4x4) tried to rebuild the innings but they got out in a span of eight deliveries to leave New Zealand at 71/3 after 15 overs.

Apart from Tim Seifert (55, 73b, 4x4, 1x6) and Daryl Mitchell (30, 45b, 1x6), no other Kiwi could produce a fight and they were bowled out for 200 with five overs to spare.