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India ‘A’ register draw after Gill, Panchal and Vihari’s solid batting show

By BCCI Desk in

Shubman Gill’s double hundred and tons from Priyank Panchal and Hanuma Vihari highlighted the final day’s proceedings of the first four-day match between India ‘A’ and New Zealand ‘A’ at the Hagley Oval in Christchurch on Sunday.

India ‘A’ resumed the day’s play at 127/2, with Panchal and Gill in the middle. Panchal and Gill added 167 runs together before the former got out after scoring 115 off 164 balls, hitting 7 fours and 6 sixes.

Following Panchal’s dismissal, Hanuma Vihari joined Gill in the middle and the two went on to put up an unbeaten 222-run stand before both the teams settled for a draw.

While Gill, who was India ‘A’s top scorer in the first innings, scored an unbeaten 204 off 279 with the help of 22 fours and 4 sixes, Hanuma Vihari, who was leading the side, scored 100 not from 113 balls to guide India ‘A’ to 448/3.

The second multi-day game will begin on Friday.

Brief Scores: India ‘A’ 216 all out and 448/3 (Shubman Gill 204*, Priyank Panchal 115; Ajaz Patel 2/145) draw New Zealand ‘A’ 562/7d (Dane Cleaver 196, Mark Chapman 114; Ishan Porel 2/90)