Prithvi Shaw hits 100-ball 150 as India A win in New Zealand
Prithvi Shaw made an impact after his return from injury. The right-handed opener blasted a century in India A's victory in New Zealand
Lincoln (New Zealand): India A batsman Prithvi Shaw blazed his way to a 100-ball 150 against New Zealand XI in a practice game in Lincoln on Sunday (January 19). Thanks to his century, India A won by 12 runs.
Making a return from injury, Shaw proved his class. The Mumbai right-hander hit 22 fours and two sixes.
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Batting first, India a posted a mammoth 372 in 49.2 overs. The hosts were later restricted to 360/6. This was India A's second win during the tour.
Shaw had injured his shoulder during Mumbai's Ranji Trophy game against Karnataka. He was declared fit recently and flew to New Zealand.
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Shaw and India Test opener Mayank Agarwal put on 89 runs for the first wicket. Vijay Shankar struck a half century, scoring 41-ball 58. Captain Shubman Gill scored 24 while Suryakumar Yadav contributed 26.
India A 372 all out in 49.2 overs (Prithvi Shaw 150, Vijay Shankar 58, Mayank Agarwal 32, Suryakumar Yadav 26, Shubman Gill 24, Daryl Mitchell 3/37, Zak Gibson 2/72, Andrew Hazeldine 2/67) beat New Zealand XI 360/6 in 50 overs (Jack Boyle 130, Finn Allen 87, Dane Cleaver 44, Daryl Mitchell 41, Ishan Porel 2/59, Krunal Pandya 2/57)