Watch: Sanju Samson Receives Rousing Reception From Crowd In Chennai

India A are at present squaring off in opposition to New Zealand A in a three-match unofficial ODI sequence. The ODIs are being adopted by a three-match Check sequence, which India A received 2-0. The hosts additionally lead the ODI sequence 1-0, having defeated the guests by seven wickets on the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai on Thursday. The second and third ODIs will probably be performed on the identical venue on Sunday and Tuesday, respectively. After electing to bowl, India A bundled out New Zealand A for 167 in 40.2 overs.

Shardul Thakur was the choose of the bowlers as he ended the match with figures of 8.2-1-32-4. In the meantime, Kuldeep Sen additionally returned figures of 7-0-30-3.

For the guests, Michale Rippon (61) and Joe Walker (36) added 89 runs for the seventh wicket, after New Zealand A had slumped to 74 for six.

In reply, India A chased down the goal with seven wickets, inside 31 overs.

After the early wicket of Prithvi Shaw, Ruturaj Gaikwad (41) and Rahul Tripathi (31) gave India a powerful platform, earlier than skipper Sanju Samson (29 not out) and Rajat Patidar (45 not out) took them throughout the road.

Samson obtained a rousing reception from the Chepauk crowd, as he walked out to bat within the center.

Earlier this week, India’s T20 World Cup squad was introduced and Samson didn’t discover a place in even reserves. The appropriate-handed batter than trended on Twitter, with followers upset over his non-inclusion within the line-up.

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India A squad: Prithvi Shaw, Abhimanyu Easwaran, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Rahul Tripathi, Rajat Patidar, Sanju Samson (Captain), KS Bharat (wicket-keeper), Kuldeep Yadav, Shabhaz Ahmed, Rahul Chahar, Tilak Varma, Kuldeep Sen, Shardul Thakur, Umran Malik, Navdeep Saini, Raj Angad Bawa

The second and third ODIs will probably be performed on the identical venue on Sunday and Tuesday, respectively.

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