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Ajinkya Rahane, Rohit Sharma essay fifties as India reach 239/6 at Tea on Day 2 in warm-up game

 Ajinkya Rahane was in good touch against New Zealand XI © Getty Images
Rohit Sharma was in good touch against New Zealand XI © Getty Images

Feb 3, 2014

India made 239 for six in reply to New Zealand XI’s 262 for nine declared at the end of second session of the second day’s play in the warm-up game at Whangarei. Both Ajinkya Rahane and Rohit Sharma essayed half-centuries for the team.

Earlier, India’s faltering cricketers found some rhythm as they reduced New Zealand XI to 262 for nine declared on the opening day of a two-day practice match which was skipped by big guns of the team.

After a dismal One-Day International (ODI) series that was surrendered 0-4 to New Zealand, the Indian team enjoyed a good outing at the Cobham Oval, albeit in a non-competitive match.

Brief scores:

New Zealand XI 262 for 9 decl. (Robbie O’Donnell 80, Jono Hickey 45; Ishwar Pandey 3 for 42, R Ashwin 2 for 45) lead India 239 for 6 (Rohit Sharma 59, Ajinkya Rahane 60; Roald Badenhorst 1 for 30) by 23 runs.

(With inputs from PTI)

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