New Zealand A tie with India A in second ODI
New Zealand A and India A have tied their second one-day cricket match in Lincoln today.
Set 250 to win, India A were stuck at 240-9 after 48 overs when darkness caused the game to be called off.
India A originally thought they'd won, having tied the Duckworth-Lewis calculated "par score" but the match was awarded to New Zealand by a single run.
After much complaint from the Indians, deliberation and checking of ICC guidelines, the game was called a tie.
New Zealand A get the chance to draw the series level with the third match, also at Lincoln's Bert Sutcliffe Oval, on Sunday.
New Zealand A batted first and scored 249-9 on the back of a 149-run third wicket partnership by George Worker (61) and Neil Broom (82).
India A were cruising in response at 151-1, but lost regular wickets after Broom ran out Indian captain and top scorer Abhinav Mukund for 62.
Quick left armer Andy McKay was the pick of the New Zealand A bowlers taking 5-50 from 10 overs, including two wickets in two balls in what turned out to be the penultimate over.
- © Fairfax NZ News
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