Manprit Juneja missed out on a well-deserved double hundred by only seven runs while New Zealand top-order got some much needed batting practise against India A bowlers as the second unofficial `Test` between the two sides predictably ended in a draw.
Irrespective of what people think about Indian Premier League but Manprit Juneja is certainly enjoying the positives gained for having been with Delhi Daredevils for two seasons as he cracked an unbeaten 178 against New Zealand A in a four-day game here on Wednesday.
Young Gujarat batsman Manprit Juneja showed perfect temperament for longer format, scoring a patient unbeaten 178 in India A`s first innings score of 408 for seven against New Zealand A at stumps on third day of the second unofficial `Test` here on Wednesday.
Vasudevan Jagadeesh (40) and Manprit Juneja (43) stitched an unbeaten 78-run stand to help India A reach 94 for two at stumps on the day two of the second and final unofficial `Test` against New Zealand A at Dr YS Rajasekhara Reddy Stadium here on Tuesday.
Mumbai are through to the knock out stages, despite a draw, after winning three points against Gujarat on the basis of their first innings lead, on the last day of the group A Ranji Trophy match here on Tuesday.
Manprit Juneja cracked a patient 79 as Gujarat scored 232 in their second innings against Punjab on the penultimate day of the Group A Ranji Trophy match at Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Stadium here on Monday.
Manprit Juneja battled it out with an unbeaten 84 as Gujarat crawled to 293 for four but Tamil Nadu held the upper hand after piling up a mammoth 698 for eight declared on day three of their Ranji Trophy Elite division match on Thursday.