Visakhapatnam: Stylish left-hander Vijay Zol carried his stupendous form from the U-19 level to first-class cricket, scoring a fluent century on debut as the three-day encounter between India A and New Zealand A ended in a draw here on Friday.
In reply to New Zealand’s total of 310, India A scored a healthy 388 for seven courtesy Zol’s 110 and captain Abhishek Nayar’s unbeaten 102.
The two umpires called time in the 94th over after Nayar (102 not out) reached his 12th first-class century. He faced 110 balls and hit 14 boundaries and a six.
The day, however, belonged to 18-year-old Zol, who hit 19 boundaries in his 153-ball knock. It looked as if the boy from Maharashtra region is carrying on his good form from the U-19 level, where he had successful tours of Australia and Sri Lanka.
For someone playing his first longer version match at the first-class level, Zol impressed one and all with his technique as well as temperament.