India ‘A’ off-spinner Krishnappa Gowtham returned with an impressive six-wicket haul to dismiss New Zealand ‘A’ for 398 in their first innings in the third unofficial Test here on Sunday. The 30-year-old Gowtham finished with figures of 46.4-10-139-6. The visitors were 38 for one in 14over at the draw of stumps on day three.
RAVIKUMAR sAMARTH (27not out) and Ankit Bawne (5not out) were on the crease after Abhimanyu Easwaran was dismissed in the seventh over.
Earlier resuming from 121 for 3, New Zealand managed to take a 75 run first-innings lead, riding on right-hand batsman Cameron Fletcher’s career-best innings of 103.
Brief score :
India ‘A’ 323 & 38/1 in 14 overs (R. Samarth 27*, D Bracewell 1/27) vs New Zealand 398 in 131.4 overs (C. Fletcher 103, T. Seifert 86, K. GOWTHAM 6/139).
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