The third unofficial Test between India ‘A’ ended in a draw after the fourth and final day of the match was abandoned without a ball being bowled due to rain here. The honors were shared in the series as the previous two matches also ended in draws. R. Samarth (27) and A. Bawne (5) were at the crease with India at 38-1 in their second innings on Sunday but the duo couldn’t face a single delivery owing to incessant rain on Monday. On Sunday, Cam Fletcher’s career-best 103 gave New Zealand A a 75-run first-innings lead, despite Krishanappa Gowtham’s six-wicket haul. In reply to India’s first innings total of 323, New Zealand A ended their innings at 398 in 131.4. overs with Gowtham returning with figures of 46.4-10-139-6 here. India ‘A’ will now play three unofficial ODLS against New Zealand ‘A’ starting on December 7 at Mount Maunganui.
From Online Sources