Shardul Thakur‘s blazing 33-ball 51 was properly complemented by debutant Raj Angad Bawa’s high quality bowling present (4/11) as India ‘A’ crushed New Zealand ‘A’ by 106 runs within the third and closing unofficial ODI to clinch the sequence 3-0 in Chennai on Tuesday. Captain Sanju Samson (54 off 68 balls) and Tilak Varma (50 off 62 balls) additionally scored half-centuries after India opted to bat nevertheless it was Thakur’s blitzkrieg down the order that took the house facet to 284 all out in 49.3 overs.
Thakur struck 4 boundaries and three sixes throughout his 33-ball entertaining knock.
Chasing 285 for a victory, the guests have been bowled out for 178 in 38.3 overs regardless of getting begin from the openers Chad Bowes (20) and Dane Cleaver (83 off 89 balls).
The 19-year previous Bawa, who shone within the ICC Under-19 World Cup earlier this yr, ran by the center and decrease order of New Zealand ‘A’ batting line-up with a 4 wicket haul.
The younger all-rounder picked up three of the final 4 NZ ‘A’ wickets to fall for high quality figures of 4 for 11 to complete as the perfect Indian bowler.
Easwaran hit two boundaries to sign his intent whereas Tripathi smacked a pull to the square-leg boundary.
Against the run of play, Easwaran nicked one to the ‘keeper off Matthew Fisher.
Samson, who got here in at No.3, noticed Tripathi (18) fall with the rating at 65. The captain joined forces with the gifted Tilak Varma to place collectively a powerful stand.
Varma, who had impressed many along with his knocks for Mumbai Indians on this yr’s IPL, bought off the mark with a six over long-off area from the second supply he confronted.
The two scored briskly and added 99 runs in 106 balls, with neither hesitating to go aerial. Varma fell to the left-arm spin of Rachin Ravindra for a powerful 50.
Ok S Bharat, taking part in his first recreation of the three-match sequence, didn’t final lengthy, dismissed by Fisher for 9.
Samson appeared good for a giant rating earlier than falling LBW to medium-pacer Jacob Duffy for a 68-ball 54 (1 4, 2 sixes). Bawa fell to the identical bowler for five and India ‘A’ slipped to 206 for six.
Thakur, who batted with aplomb within the second match, got here up with a blazing 33-ball 51 and his livid assault left the NZ ‘A’ bowlers clueless. His aggressive knock helped the host put up a difficult whole of 284.
The visiting workforce’s opener Cleaver batted in an enterprising method and powered the chase however lack of help from the opposite finish resulted within the problem falling flat.
Save for the half-century partnership for the primary wicket, the remainder of the batters failed to lift to the event.
Leg-spinner Rahul Chahar (2/39) struck the primary blow, eradicating Bowes to a catch within the deep off a sweep.
Ravindra, who shone within the earlier recreation, made simply two, turning into Chahar’s second sufferer.
Cleaver, in the meantime, stored getting the runs however the Kiwis stored dropping wickets at common intervals.
Tripathi, bowling medium-pace, bought a wicket too, dismissing NZ ‘A’ captain Tom Bruce for 10.
Left-arm wrist spinner Kuldeep Yadav, who picked up a hat-trick within the second match, grabbed two wickets together with that of Robert O’Donnell (6).
From 175 for six, the NZ ‘A’ innings folded shortly as Bawa picked up the wickets of Rippon, Duffy (1) and Fisher (0).
Brief Scores: India ‘A’ 284 all out in 49.3 overs (Sanju Samson 54, Shardul Thakur 51, Tilak Varma 50, Michael Rippon 2/43, Jacob Duffy 2/45) beat New Zealand ‘A’ 178 all out in 38.3 overs (Dane Cleaver 83, Raj Angad Bawa 4/11, Kuldeep Yadav 2/29, Rahul (*106*) 2/39).
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