Shubman Gill ton helps India to build strong position against NZ A


Lincoln: Shubman Gill continued his good run in the unofficial ‘Test’ series against New Zealand A, scoring an unbeaten 107 on the third day of the second four-day match here on Sunday. His efforts helped India build a strong foundation in the first innings.

Opening the batting alongside skipper Hanuma Vihari (59), Gill scored his runs off 153 balls with the help of 13 boundaries and one six to help India A pile up 234/1 in 53 overs.

Earlier, New Zealand declared their innings at 386 for nine in 131.5 overs after the second day’s play was washed out on Saturday. Daryl Mitchell remained unbeaten on 103 off 222 balls during which he struck 10 boundaries and a six.

Besides, Glenn Phllips made 65, while 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 among them.

India A now trail New Zealand A by 152 runs with just a day’s play remaining.

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