India A vs New Zealand A: Ruturaj Gaikwad ton lights up opening day

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India A vs New Zealand A: Ruturaj Gaikwad ton lights up opening day
India A vs New Zealand A: Ruturaj Gaikwad ton lights up opening day

India A vs New Zealand A: Ruturaj Gaikwad ton lights up opening day

India A vs New Zealand A: Ruturaj Gaikwad made a solid 108 off 127 balls on the opening day of the third and final unofficial Test on Thursday before New Zealand A rallied to defeat India A for 293.

Gaikwad performed admirably during his knock, which included 12 fours and two sixes. Despite having played very little red ball cricket during the previous 24 months.

Gaikwad, who has appeared in nine T20Is for India, combined with Upendra Yadav (76) for a 134-run stand until India A’s batting collapse resulted in them being bowled out for 293 runs from a solid 245 for four. In Upendra’s effort, there were two sixes and nine fours.

India A vs New Zealand A: Ruturaj Gaikwad ton lights up opening day
India A vs New Zealand A: Ruturaj Gaikwad ton lights up opening day

With Matthew Fisher capturing four wickets for 52 runs in just 14 overs, the home team was all out in 86.4 overs. Joe Walker and Jacob Duffy each claimed two wickets.

India Priyank Panchal, the team’s captain, was dismissed easily for five. While Abhimanyu Easwaran, his opening partner, was unable to continue after being set up.

Rajat Patidar scored 30 runs off of 52 balls while Sarfaraz Khan was unable to open his account.

The opening two contests of the three-game series were draws.

Brief scores:

India A: 293 in 86.4 overs (Ruturaj Gaikwad 108; Matthew Fisher 4/52).