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Krishnappa Gowtham's six-wicket haul helps India A dismiss New Zealand A for 398

Press Trust of India  |  Whangarei 

India A off-spinner returned with an impressive six-wicket haul to dismiss A for 398 in their first innings in the third unofficial Test here Sunday.

The 30-year-old Gowtham finished with figures of 46.4-10-139-6.

The visitors were 38 for one in 14 overs at the draw of stumps on day three. Ravikumar Samarth (27 not out) and Ankit Bawne (5 not out) were on the crease after Abhimanyu Easwaran was dismissed in the seventh over.

Earlier resuming from 121 for 3, managed to take a 75 run first-innings lead, riding on right-hand batsman Cameron Fletcher's career-best innings of 103.

Fletcher hit seven boundaries and a six in his 221-balls innings.

The trio of (86), (55) and (53) also chipped in for with half centuries.

Gowtham drew first blood of the day by dismissing overnight batsman Other overnight batsman Seifert departed next, following which Bracewell joined Fletcher at the crease.

Bracewell's innings was studded with nine boundaries. He was dismissed by with the host at 257 for six.

The duo of Fletcher and Jamieson then put up a 100 run stand which ended with Gowtham dismissing the latter.

Gowtham then scalped the remaining wickets of Fletcher, and

Brief score:

India A: 323 and 38/1 in 14 overs (R Samarth 27 not out; D Bracewell 1/17)

New Zealand: 398 all out in 131.4 overs ( C Fletcher 103, T Seifert 86; K Gowtham 6/139).

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First Published: Sun, December 02 2018. 14:45 IST