Cricket: NZ A draw first game

The first four-day match between New Zealand A and India A at Bert Sutcliffe Oval in Lincoln has ended in a dramatic draw.

India were just two wickets away from victory when play was called off due to bad light, while New Zealand were 41 runs short of their target.

India climbed to 208 for four in their second innings, to set an overall target of 314 for New Zealand. They declared just over an hour into the day to allow a maximum of 82 overs for a result to be found.

New Zealand looked to be cruising when they were 169 for one, with both George Worker (89) and Neil Broom (72) at the crease, but in the end an unbeaten 26 from Luke Woodcock proved crucial as New Zealand arrested a dramatic collapse. Bad light saw the match finish 62 overs into the innings.

- APNZ

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