NZ A out for 211 vs India A
Vijaywada: India A bowlers continued to torment New Zealand A batsmen, dismissing the visitors for a meagre 211 on the first day of the second four-day match. India A were 33 for one at stumps.
Brief scores: New Zealand A 211 (C. Munro 65; S. Thakur 3/34, K. Sharma 3/49, S. Nadeem 2/41). India A 33/1. Match to continue.
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