Second 'Test' ends in drab draw

Second 'Test' ends in drab draw

Continuing the run feast, skipper Abhinav Mukund smashed an unbeaten century in the second innings as the second unofficial Test between India ‘A’ and New Zealand ‘A’ ended in a drab draw, here on Saturday.

Mukund, who began the fourth day at his individual score of 56, went on to make an unbeaten 132 to lead his side to 246 for four before declaring their second innings.

India ‘A’ had scored a mammoth 554 for eight declared in their first essay, in reply to which the hosts had declared their innings at 424 for seven.

New Zealand ‘A’ batsmen had faced just three balls in their second innings when the match was called off.

The two-Test series thus ended in a draw.

Mukund began the proceedings on the final day in the company of Anustup Majumdar (32) with his placed at 119 for two.

Left-arm spinner George Worker caught Majumdar off his own bowling to give side the first of the two wickets that fell in the day.

Surya Kumar Yadav (6) joined his skipper in the middle but he was also scalped by Worker when he had the Indian caught by Andy McKay.

Mukund’s 132 came off 196 balls with 16 boundaries and one six.

Brief scores: India A: 554/8 decl and 246/4 decl (A Mukund 132 n.o.; G Worker 3-99) drew New Zealand A: 424/7 decl and 0 for no loss.

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