New Zealand XI Vs Indians 2020: Warm-Up Match – Mayank Agarwal And Rishabh Pant Shine On Final Day
On the final day of the three-day tour game against New Zealand XI, the Indians’ opener Mayank Agarwal and wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant shined with the bat.
Starting the day three of the match on 59/0, Indians finished the day on 252/4. Openers Prithvi Shaw and Mayank Agarwal added 13 more runs on the third day morning before losing the first wicket. After Shaw was dismissed on 39 runs, Shubman Gill lost his wicket on just eight runs.
Mayank Agarwal scored 81, Rishabh Pant played firing knock of 70
Mayank Agarwal and Rishabh Pant controlled the innings very well and provided the 100 runs partnership for the third wicket. Agarwal completed half-century in 56 balls. At lunch, Agarwal decided to retire out after scoring 81 runs off 99 balls (10 fours and 3 sixes).
In the early period of the second session, Rishabh Pant completed his fifty in 53 balls. After scoring 70 runs off 65 balls (4 fours and 4 sixes), the left-handed wicketkeeper-batsman Pant was caught out by the wicketkeeper.
At the end of that day, Wriddhiman Saha scored 30 not out while Ravichandran Ashwin remained not out on 16 runs.
Among the New Zealand bowlers, only the right-arm medium pacer Daryl Mitchell managed to take wickets. The skipper had the bowling figures of 9-2-33-3.
Earlier in this match, Indians won the toss and decided to bat first. Captain Virat Kohli didn’t bat in this entire game. In the first innings, Indians were bowled out for 263 runs. While Cheteshwar Pujara (93) missed his century for just seven runs, Hanuma Vihari scored 101 runs (retired out). Only Ajinkya Rahane (18) was the other Indian batsman to reach the double-digit scores in that innings.
In reply, New Zealand XI were bowled out for 235 runs as the Indians got the lead of 28 runs. Henry Cooper scored 40 runs, opener Rachin Ravindra scored 34 runs, captain Daryl Mitchell played the knock of 32 runs, and Tom Bruce managed to score 31 runs.
The Indian pacers shared nine wickets (Mohammed Shami 3/17, Jasprit Bumrah 2/18, Umesh Yadav 2/49 and Navdeep Saini 2/58) and the off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin picked up the other one wicket in that New Zealand XI innings.
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