India A suffer narrow five-run defeat in 3rd ODI, lose series 1-2 to New Zealand A
By: PTI | Christchurch |

Updated: January 26, 2020 5:51:00 pm


India A endured a narrow five-run defeat in the deciding third ODI towards New Zealand A. (Screengrab/nzc.nz)

Ishan Kishan was left stranded on an unbeaten 71 as India A misplaced 4 wickets in 9 balls to suffer a narrow five-run defeat in the deciding third ODI towards New Zealand A, in Christchurch on Sunday.

Chasing 271 for a series-win, India A wanted seven runs from the ultimate over with two wickets in hand however wicket-keeper batsman Kishan took a single off the second ball after taking part in a dot to expose the tail.

It proved fairly expensive as pacer Kyle Jamieosn (4/49) knocked off Sandeep Warrier and Ishan Porel off consecutive balls to finish the match with two balls to spare.

In the 49th over, India A misplaced well-set Axar Patel (32) and Rahul Chahar (0) to left-arm spinner Ajaz Patel, as New Zealand snatched the momentum when it mattered essentially the most.

India had obtained off to a very good begin with younger opener Prithvi Shaw (55) and Ruturaj Gaikwad (44) placing on a assured 79-run stand for the opening wicket. Skipper Mayank Agarwal (22) obtained a begin however couldn’t convert it into an enormous knock.

After the highest three, solely Kishan and Axar provided resistance as Suryakumar Yadav (5) and Vijay Shankar (19) couldn’t final lengthy.

New Zealand A’s left-arm spin duo of Ajaz Patel (3/44) and Rachit Ravindra (2/43) did appreciable injury to India’s center and decrease order.

It was Mark Chapman, who obtained New Zealand again into the match with an unbeaten 110-run knock.

India had lowered the host to 68 for 4 after which 105 for six at one stage with dismissals at common intervals however Chapman and Todd Astle (56) raised a 136-run partnership for the seven-wicket to put up a preventing complete.

India A had received the opening ODI by 5 wickets whereas New Zealand rallied to win the subsequent earlier than clinching the series with Sunday’s victory.

The two groups will now play a two-match Test series, starting in Christchurch from January 30.

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