Riding on Mukund’s unbeaten century, India ‘A’ were well placed at 246 for four when they declared. India ‘A’ had posted a mammoth 554-8 declared in the first innings while the hosts declared their first essay at 424-7.
New Zealand ‘A’ could bat for only three balls when play was called off. The two-Test series thus ended in a no result. Mukund started the final day with Anustup Majumdar (32) at the other end. Majumdar could add only 24 runs to his overnight score before left-arm spinner George Worker caught him off his own bowling. Next batsman, Mumbai’s Surya Kumar Yadav (6) didn’t last long.
Brief Scores: India ‘A’ 554-8 dec and 246-4 decl (A Mukund 132 not out; G Worker 3-99) drew with New Zealand ‘A’ 424-7 decl and 0-1.