Christchurch: Ishan Kishan was left stranded on an unbeaten 71 as India A misplaced 4 wickets in 9 balls to undergo a slim five-run defeat within the deciding third ODI in opposition to New Zealand A, right here on Sunday.
Chasing 271 for a series-win, India A wanted seven runs from the ultimate over with two wickets in hand however wicket-keeper batsman Kishan took a single off the second ball after taking part in a dot to reveal the tail.
It proved fairly pricey as pacer Kyle Jamieosn (4/49) knocked off Sandeep Warrier and Ishan Porel off consecutive balls to finish the match with two balls to spare.
Within the 49th over, India A misplaced well-set Axar Patel (32) and Rahul Chahar (0) to left-arm spinner Ajaz Patel, as New Zealand snatched the momentum when it mattered essentially the most.
India had acquired off to a great begin with younger opener Prithvi Shaw (55) and Ruturaj Gaikwad (44) placing on a assured 79-run stand for the opening wicket. Skipper Mayank Agarwal (22) acquired a begin however couldn’t convert it into a giant knock.
After the highest three, solely Kishan and Axar provided resistance as Suryakumar Yadav (5) and Vijay Shankar (19) couldn’t final lengthy.
New Zealand A’s left-arm spin duo of Ajaz Patel (3/44) and Rachit Ravindra (2/43) did appreciable injury to India’s center and decrease order.
It was Mark Chapman, who acquired New Zealand again into the match with an unbeaten 110-run knock.
India had diminished the host to 68 for 4 after which 105 for six at one stage with dismissals at common intervals however Chapman and Todd Astle (56) raised a 136-run partnership for the seven wicket to place up a combating whole.
India A had gained the opening ODI by 5 wickets whereas New Zealand rallied to win the following earlier than clinching the collection with Sunday’s victory.
The 2 groups will now play a two-match Take a look at collection, starting in Christchurch from January 30.