Shubman Gill struck an unbeaten 107 as India A made 234 for one in their first innings in reply to New Zealand A’s 386 for 9 declared on the third day of their 4-day unofficial Test right here on Sunday.
Opening the batting alongside aspect skipper Hanuma Vihari (59), Gill scored his runs off 153 balls with the assistance of 13 boundaries and one six to assist India A pile up 234/1 in 53 overs. Middle-order mainstay Cheteshwar Pujara was giving Gill firm on the crease on 52 off 99 balls on the draw of stumps.
Earlier, New Zealand declared their innings at 386 for 9 in 131.5 overs after the second day’s play was washed out on Saturday.
Daryl Mitchell remained unbeaten on 103 off 222 balls throughout which he struck 10 boundaries and a six.
Besides, Glenn Phllips made 65, whereas wicketkeeper Dane Clever scored 53.
For India, Sandeep Warrier (2/50), Mohammed Siraj (2/75), Avesh Khan (2/82) and veteran off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin (2/98) shared eight wickets amongst them.
India A now path New Zealand A by 152 runs with only a day’s play remaining.
Brief Scores: New Zealand A 1st innings: 386 for 9 in 131.5 overs (Daryl Mitchell 103, Glenn Phillips 65; Sandeep Warrier 2/50).
India A 1st innings: 234 for 1 in 53 overs (Shubman Gill 107 not out, Cheteshwar Pujara 52 not out; Blair Tickner 1/71).