NZ A vs Ind A - Match 2, Day 3
Mumbai, Oct 5: India A finished Day 3 with 249-run lead against New Zealand A in their second four-day match at the Bert Sutcliffe Oval in Lincoln.
Resuming on 198 for five, NZ A added 226 runs to their overnight score and lost two wickets, before declaring their innings earlier today. Dean Brownlie, who was unbeaten on 19 yesterday, anchored the innings with a 203-ball 106. Involved in two century stands with Luke Woodcock (58) and Sam Wells (69*), the middle-order bat propelled the home team to 424 for seven. After his partnership for the sixth wicket with Woodcock ended for 107, Brownlie stitched a 110-run stand with Wells, before he departed.
The only two NZ A wickets to fall today were picked by Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Suryakumar Yadav who claimed Woodcock and Brownlie respectively.
India A then added 119 runs to their first innings lead of 130, before play was called off. After an 83-run opening partnership, Unmukt Chand was the first to return to the dressing room. The young opener was castled by George Worker for 44. When stumps were called, India A captain Abhinav Mukund was batting on 56 with Anustup Majumdar (8) at the other end.
At the end of Day 3: New Zealand A 1st innings 424/7 Decl. in 100 overs (D Brownlie 106, S Wells 69*, L Woodcock 58); India A 2nd innings 119/2 in 33.1 overs (U Chand 44, A Mukund 56*, A Majumdar 8*)
At the end of Day 2: India A 1st innings 554/8 Decl. in 118 overs (M Singh 193, A Menaria 173, Vinay Kumar 50, S Wells 2/87); New Zealand A 1st innings 198/5 in 48.1 overs (H Rutherford 99, T Latham 28, D Brownlie 19*, V Kumar 2/36, B Kumar, 2/57)
At the end of Day 1: India A 1st innings 433/4 in 88.2 overs (Mandeep Singh 169*, Ashok Menaria 164*, Brent Arnel 3/70)