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India A beats New Zealand A by four wickets
|India A 222/6 (34 overs) Target: 220||Last Wicket: Rajangad Bawa 0(2) ct Dane Cleaver b Logan van Beek|
|Shardul Thakur (25*)||Rishi Dhawan (22*)|
|Joe Walker 10-0-40-1||Michael Rippon 3-0-18-0|
Shardul hammers Walker for a straight SIX and lofts the next ball over cover for FOUR - India A beats New Zealand A by four wickets to take an unassailable 2-0 lead!
200 up for India as Shardul drills Duffy through cover with a crisp FOUR.
Short from Logan Van Beek and Samson pulls through square-leg for FOUR. Van Beek to Samson, OUT! Slower bouncer outside the off-stump and Samson lobs it wide off square leg. Chad Bowes makes ground with an excellent full-length dive and Samson has to go for 37. Van Beek to Raj Bawa, OUT! Comes over the wicket and cramps Bawa with a bouncer. He gets a faint nick to the keeper and India is in some trouble now. Shardul Thakur is the new man in.
Samson waits patiently for the loose ball and he gets one. A full toss on offer and he belts it over deep mid-wicket for a massive SIX! He follows it up with a sweep through square-leg for FOUR.
150 up for India A as Samson steps out and takes Walker over long-off for SIX.
Duffy to Tilak Varma, OUT! Golden duck for Tilak. Duffy strays to the pads and Tilak nicks it gently to Dane Cleaver behind the stumps. India A is in disarray as it loses three wickets in three overs. Duffy continues with the short-ball ploy from around the stumps and rushes Dhawan with a quick bouncer. In the air and just wide of the keeper for FOUR. Samson receives a hint of fortune as Duffy sends in another quick short ball.
Samson is off the mark with a single to long-on. Walker to Shaw, OUT! Pulls straight to the square-leg fielder. Shaw is distraught as he falls on 77. Tilak Varma is in at 5.
Duffy experiments with the bouncer to Shaw and follows up with a fuller delivery. Shaw thuds it down the ground through Duffy’s hands for another FOUR. He gets a single. Duffy to Patidar, OUT! Another sharp bouncer and Patidar gets a top-edge to the square-leg fielder. Sanju Samson walks in at 4.
Prithvi Shaw waltzes Van Beek around the park for three FOURs as India crosses the 100-run mark.
Van Beek to Gaikwad, OUT! Gaikwad edges one to the keeper. New Zealand has some respite. Rajat Patidar walks in at 3.
FIFTY for Prithvi Shaw. Reaches the mark with his third SIX in just 26 balls. New Zealand has been bludgeoned left, right and centre inside the first 10.
Short from Solia and Prithvi Shaw brings up the 50-run stand for India A with a beautiful one-handed six over mid-wicket.
Rachin Ravindra into the attack. He strays to the pads and Gaikwad sweeps the ball past square-leg for FOUR. FOUR more as Ravindra drops short and Gaikwad rocks to the backfoot and cuts the ball through point.
Short from Duffy and Ruturaj aces a cracking swivel pull for SIX over square-leg. Misfields from the mid-on and cover fielder concedes five runs in the over. Duffy hits the slot and Shaw pummels him down the ground for FOUR.
Low full toss and Gaikwad flicks it past mid-on for FOUR. He gets a single. Van Beek sends one in straight to Shaw and he responds with a cracking on-drive for FOUR.
Logan Van Beek from the opposite end
Shaw and Gaikwad start with a couples of singles. Duffy fends one short and Shaw swivels to pull the ball down to fine leg for FOUR.
Back for the chase. Prithvi Shaw and Ruturaj Gaikwad open for India A. Jacob Duffy takes the new ball.
NZ A 219 all out in 47 overs
|New Zealand A 219 all out||Last Wicket: Jacob Duffy 0(1) lbw Kuldeep Singh Yadav|
|Kuldeep Yadav 10-0-51-4||Rishi Dhawan 5-1-16-2|
Kuldeep Yadav to Logan Van Beek, OUT! A tame chip to Prithvi Shaw at cover. Kuldeep to Joe Walker, OUT! Two in two balls for Kuldeep! Walker nicks a straight one to Sanju Samson and Kuldeep will be on a hat-trick with a ball to go in his spell. Jacob Duffy in at 11. OUT! HATTRICK FOR KULDEEP YADAV! He sends in a quicker one to Duffy who is trapped plumb in front!
Kuldeep Yadav to Sean Solia, OUT! Slower delivery through the air and Sean Solia top-edges a reverse-sweep to Raj Bawa at short third-man.
New Zealand crosses 200 as Solia hammers a short ball from Chahar over square-leg for SIX. He follows up with a FOUR down to fine leg.
Rahul Chahar to Joe Carter, OUT! Chahar brings the breakthrough. Carter checks his slog of a length ball at the last moment. The ball takes the leading edge and flies straight to Umran at cover.
Impressive from Umran who finds the blockhole consistently. Carter and Solia struggle to up the ante as we move into the final phase of the innings.
50 for Carter in 63 balls, 100 minutes. A cheer from the Chepauk crowd to go along with it as well.
150 up for New Zealand with Joe Carter moving towards his half-century.
Raj Bawa to Tom Bruce, OUT! Edged and taken by Sanju Samson. Bruce attempts to glide a back of a length delivery down to third man and gets a faint nick to the keeper. New Zealand is five down as we enter a Drinks break. Sean Solia in at 7 for NZ.
Samson continues to shuffle through his armoury. Shardul and Chahar are bowling in tandem now as Carter and Bruce aim to cut loose but fail to get enough wood on a couple of attempted slogs down the ground.
Rishi Dhawan to Rachin Ravindra, OUT! Ravindra holes out to point for 61! Easy grab for Ruturaj as skipper Robert O Donnell walks in. Rishi Dhawan to Robert O Donnell, OUT! Another one goes down. The skipper falls for a two-ball duck as he drags a short ball onto the stumps. Double-wicket maiden for Dhawan!
100 up for New Zealand A in 21 overs. Ravindra has been aided by Carter in this partnership. Kuldeep Yadav has threatened to trap the batters in front but has been kept out for now. Samson replaces him with Umran for another burst.
FIFTY for Rachin Ravindra off just 53 balls. He gets to the mark with a touch of flair as he steps out and flicks Kuldeep through wide long-on for FOUR.
Ravindra continues to hold one end firm and builds towards his fifty. New Zealand has done well to do away with any flashy stroke in the first hour.
Rahul Chahar to Dane Cleaver, OUT! Rahul wafts one in and Cleaver attempts to sweep but the ball flies off the top-edge to Prithvi Shaw at first slip.
Raj Angad Bawa into the attack. FIFTY up for New Zealand in 9.3 overs. Rachin Ravindra has been impressive in his stay at the crease so far. Two runs come from Bawa’s first over.
Rahul Chahar replaces Shardul Thakur. Rahul overpitches and Ravindra employs a fine sweep towards square leg for FOUR.
Umran Malik to Chad Bowes, OUT! Bowes slashes to Tilak Varma at backward point. Bowes goes for another aggressive shot after striking a couple of FOURs in the over and loses his wicket. This has been a refined Umran in action today and he has an early wicket to show for his performance.
Shardul drops short and Ravindra whacks the ball through mid-wicket for two FOURs.
Umran Malik from the opposite end. A sharp over from Umran as he hits the finer lines to cramp Bowes. He completes a maiden.
Shardul begins with a wide down leg and strays to the pads once again and the ball clips the pads and slides towards fine leg for two runs. Shardul overpitches and Bowes drives through extra cover for FOUR.
The India A team takes the field as Chad Bowes and Rachin Ravindra open for NZ. Shardul Thakur takes the new ball.
India A XI: Prithvi Shaw, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Rajat Patidar, Sanju Samson (c/wk), Tilak Varma, Rishi Dhawan, Raj Angad Bawa, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Rahul Chahar, Umran Malik
New Zealand A XI: Rachin Ravindra, Chad Bowes, Tom Bruce, Joe Carter, Robbie O’ Donnell (C), Michael Rippon, Dane Cleaver, Logan Van Beek. Joe Walker, Jacob Duffy, Sean Solia
TOSS: New Zealand A wins the toss and opts to bat
Toss coming up...
Head coach VVS Laxman looks on as Sanju Samson leads the talks in the Indian huddle. Laxman waits for Shaw and Patidar to join him for a round of slip-fielding practice.
A different surface will be used today. New Zealand crumbled inside the PowerPlay in the previous match with seamers Shardul Thakur and Kuldeep Sen wreaking havoc with the new ball. Can they replicate the same today?
A good 10 minutes of chat in the New Zealand huddle before the players break away for the warm-ups. The Kiwis would have had a lot to ponder after a harrowing display with the bat in the first match.
How India ODI team hopefuls fared against New Zealand A on Thursday?
India A beat New Zealand A by seven wickets in the first unofficial one-dayer at the M. A. Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai on Thursday.
It was as close to a perfect performance as you could get - and even included captain Sanju Samson winning the toss and choosing to bowl.
Kuldeep Sen was on the recent Asia Cup tour with the national team as a net bowler. He took the new ball here with Shardul Thakur, who has slipped down the pecking order of selection for white-ball cricket, especially T20Is. He did not make India’s T20 World Cup squad for 2022 either.
But on Thursday, both players were front and centre of India’s attack on a pitch offering good bounce and plenty of pace. Shardul began by bowling a touch full, moving the ball with swing and seam. Meanwhile, Sen, with his extra pace, resorted to bowling short and back-of-a-length deliveries and was struck for two back-to-back fours by Chad Bowes, past point and backward point, when he erred in line.
But Shardul got rid of Bowes in the very next over - third of the innings - when he clean bowled him with one that swung in. Thakur has a natural outswinger that can test the outside edge of the right-hander, but he can also go wide on the crease and test the inside edge with the same ball.
And when there is steep bounce to be found, Thakur can bowl the surprise bouncer as well as Dane Cleaver found out when he mistimed a pull to Sen at fine leg. Thakur picked two wickets for seven runs in his first spell of four overs.
Sen, for his part, took a cue from his senior teammate and started pitching the ball slightly up. He was rewarded when he removed Joe Carter and captain Rachin Ravindra in the sixth over. Carter was trapped in front by one that skidded off the surface, and O’Donnell was caught behind.
However, pace sensation Umran Malik had a mixed game. The speed, as expected, was good, but he was guilty of either bowling too short or too full. However, he offered a glimpse of how dangerous he can be when he landed the yorkers with admirable accuracy and consistency in the 22nd over to bowl a maiden. Malik bowled seven overs for 27 and did not pick a wicket. (READ MORE)
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Schedule of India A vs New Zealand A
1st ODI: IND A vs NZ A, Chennai - September 22
2nd ODI: IND A vs NZ A, Chennai - September 25, 9:00AM IST
3rd ODI: IND A vs NZ A, Chennai - September 27, 9:00AM IST