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Vijay Shankar, Shreyas Iyer power India A to four-wicket win over New Zealand A in unofficial ODI

  • 08 Dec 2018 07:39:17

Shreyas Iyer struck a classy half century as India overhauled 308 scored by New Zealand. (PTI)

Vijay Shankar and Shreyas Iyer scripted a superb chase to help India A notch up a thrilling four-wicket win over New Zealand A in a high-scoring unofficial ODI here on Friday.

Put into bat, New Zealand A rode fifties by three of their batsmen -- opener Hamish Rutherford (70), Tim Seifert (59) and James Neesham (79) -- to post a challenging 308 for six.

Shankar then hit an unbeaten 80-ball 87 and added 116 runs for the fifth-wicket with Ishan Kishan (47 off 43). Iyer scored a run-a-ball 50 as India A returned to overhaul the stiff target, scoring 311 for six with one over to spare and take a 1-0 lead in the three-match series.

Chasing, Mayank Agarwal and Shubman Gill forged a 61-run opening partnership before falling three overs within each other.