Jaydev Unadkat picks four wickets
Jaydev Unadkat was once again the pick of the Indian bowlers with figures of four for 47 from his 10 overs.
The Indian chase started on a steady note as Under-19 World Cup hero Unmukt Chand (23) and skipper Abhinav Mukund (66) combined for a 52-run opening stand.
Unmukt`s departure in the 15th over had little impact on the chase as number three Naman Ojha (62) joined hands with Mukund for a 99-run partnership.
The Indians were cruising along at 150 for 1 before Mukund`s departure in the 34th over after a 83-ball knock, that included four boundaries and a couple of sixes, triggered a slide. Ojha was dismissed in the very next over after four fours and two hits over the fence.
Barring Ambati Rayudu`s unbeaten 46, not a single Indian lower midle-order batman could make a noteworthy contribution. The Indians seemed headed for a defeat but somehow managed to hang on for a tie after equalling the score.
The third and final match of the series is scheduled for Sunday.
New Zealand A: 249-9 in 50 overs (Broom 82, Unadkat 4-47).
India A: 240-9 in 48 overs (Mukund 66, McKay 5-50).