India Emerging Players beat New Zealand

August 8th, 2011 - 6:11 pm ICT by IANS  

Sydney, Aug 8 (IANS) R.Vinay Kumar took four wickets as India defeated New Zealand by nine wickets in the three-day match of the Emerging Players Tournament at Townsville here Monday.

New Zealand, who were asked to follow on, were bowled out for 239.

Dean Brownlie, who top scored in the first innings, made 88. Captain Daniel Flynnn scored 80.

Pacer Vinay Kumar took four for 33 in 12 overs while Jaidev Unadkat got two.

India, who amassed 404 in the first innings and bowled out New Zealand for 272, had to score 108 in the second innings. They achieved the target with opener Ajinkya Rahane (45) and C.M. Gautam (44) sharing a 98-run stand. Shikhar Dhawan, the only wicket to fall for 3 runs, was caught behind, dismissed by Derek de Boorder off Doug Bracewell.

New Zealand resumed the day at 48/3 and still 74 runs behind India’s first innings total. Brownlie and Flynn batted with compusure and added another 126 runs before they were separated.

Left-arm spinner Iqbal Abdulla, who had taken three wickets in the first innings, provided the breakthrough when he had Flynn caught by Ambati Rayudu.

Dhawan got the wicket of Brownlie, who struck 10 fours and three sixes in his 176-ball knock. Luke Woodcock provided a brief resistance with a patient 36, but Vinay Kumar got his wicket and went on to clean the tail.

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