Ashok Menaria produced an all-round show as India A scored a convincing six-wicket victory over New Zealand A in the second one-dayer to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match unofficial ODI series here on Wednesday.
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.
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.
Ajinkya Rahane and Wriddhiman Saha put up a brave fight to overcome early jitters and enable India A reach 177 for five at tea while chasing 307 for victory against South Africa A on the fourth and final day of the second and final unofficial Test here on Tuesday.
India `A` squandered a strong start by their openers to hand the initiative to New Zealand `A` as they were struggling at 136 for four at the end of the rain-affected opening day of the first unofficial Test on Wednesday.