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Shubman Gill and Ajinkya Rahane scored hundred while Hanuma Vihari, Cheteshwar Pujara and Vijay Shankar chipped in with fifties as the second and final four-day match between India ‘A’ and New Zealand ‘A’ ended in a draw at the Bert Sutcliffe Oval in Lincoln on Monday.
After electing to bat, New Zealand ‘A’ scored 386/9d on the back of Daryl Mitchell’s unbeaten hundred.
India ‘A’ responded strongly, scoring 467/5 before both the teams decided to shake hands.
Opening the batting, Vihari and Gill, who had scored a hundred and a double ton respectively in the second innings of the first four-day match, put up a 111-run stand before Vihari fell for 59.
Gill was then joined by Pujara and the two added 139 runs together for the second wicket. The partnership was broken when Pujara got put for 53.
Gill was the next man to get out, but not before he scored 136 off 190 balls, hitting 15 fours and 2 sixes.
Rahane, India’s Test vice-captain, and Vijay Shankar then joined forces and the pair contributed with a 120-run stand before Vijay Shankar was dismissed for 66.
While wicketkeeper KS Bharat got out after scoring 22 off 25 balls, Rahane went on to score an unbeaten 101.
Brief Scores: India ‘A’ 467/5d (Shubman Gill 136, Ajinkya Rahane 101*; E D Nuttall 2/98) draw New Zealand ‘A’ 386/9d (Daryl Mitchell 103*, Glenn Phillips 65; Sandeep Warrier 2/50)