Ravindra and Abbas impress in 'unofficial' Test against New Zealand A

Akshay Saraswat

Akshay Saraswat

Author| Dec 18, 12:53 PM

New Zealand batsmen walking back for a break | Image: Twitter
New Zealand batsmen walking back for a break | Image: Twitter

Upcoming all-rounder Rachin Ravindra made another good impression by scoring 70 for New Zealand A against Pakistan Shaheens (Pakistan A) in the ongoing one-off unofficial Test at Whangerei. At the end of play on day 2 of the match, Shaheens were 15/1 in their second innings after the home side scored 226 in response to the visitors' 194, leading by 47 with two days to go. 

Opening the innings for his team, Ravindra, who is coming off a fantastic all-round showing against West Indies in the recently-concluded series agianst that team, ended up as the top scorer for his side. 

The day began with the hosts at 23/1 in response to Shaheens' 194. Ravindra didn't receive much support from the rest of the batting line-up with only one other batsman reaching half-century. That was wicketkeeper Cam Fletcher with 57. The only other score of consequence was Nathan Smith's 40. 

For Pakistan, seamer Mohammad Abbas picked up four wickets for 40 runs in 21.5 overs. Three wickets each were taken by Yasir Shah and Amad Butt. In Shaheen's second innings, with only seven overs bowled till the close of the play, the batting side lost one wicket in the form of Abid Ali who was dismissed by Ed Nuttall, the bowler who picked up five wickets in the first innings. Shan Masood was batting on 10 while Azhar Ali was not out on 2. 

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  • Shan Masood
  • Abid Ali
  • Azhar Ali
  • Mohammad Abbas
  • Yasir Shah
  • Rachin Ravindra

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