[caption id="attachment_645201" align="aligncenter" width="628"]<img class="size-full wp-image-645201" alt="Shahbaz Nadeem picked up a 4-for IANS" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/Nadem-IANS.jpg" width="628" height="355" /> Shahbaz Nadeem picked up a 4-for IANS[/caption] <p></p> <p></p>On the end of the opening day, <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/india-a" target="_blank">India A</a> are in the driver s seat against <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/new-zealand-a" target="_blank">New Zealand A</a>, trailing by 72 runs. At the Dr. Gokaraju Liala Gangaaraju ACA Cricket Ground, Mulapadu, Vijayawada on Saturday, New Zealand A opted to bat. The hosts bundled them for a mere 147 runs, and are 71 for the loss of 2 wickets in reply. Ravikumar Samarth is unbeaten on 38 ba alongside <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/karun-nair" target="_blank">Karun Nair</a> (7*). The duo will like to bat for long and ensure a mammoth lead on Sunday. <p></p> <p></p>Earlier in the day, George Worker and Jeet Raval put up a decent 72-run opening stand before <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/shahbaz-nadeem" target="_blank">Shahbaz Nadeem</a> drew first blood. From thereon, New Zealand found it hard to build partnerships. India A bowlers ran through their batting line-up; picking up successive wickets. Their attacking spells soon reduced New Zealand to 81 for 6 and barring wicketkeeper-batsman Tim Seifer, no one posed a threat in front of Indian spinners. Seifert fought alone, desperate to find a partner at the other side. Nadeem, along with <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/karn-sharma" target="_blank">Karn Sharma</a>, dominated and bundled out visitors for a paltry 147 after tea. <p></p> <p></p>Both Karn and Nadeem picked up 4 wickets each while Mohammed Siraj contributed with a 2-for. <p></p> <p></p>For India, though opener Priyank Panchal could not add more than 14 runs, his partner Samarth stayed unbeaten till stumps. <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/ish-sodhi" target="_blank">Ish Sodhi</a> was the only successful bowler, dismissing Panchal and Sudip Chatterjee (1). <p></p> <p></p><strong>Brief scores:</strong> <p></p> <p></p><strong>New Zealand</strong> A 147 (George Worker 33, Jeet Raval 34, Tim Seifert 35*; Mohammed Siraj 2 for 30, Karn Sharma 4 for 58, Shahaz Nadeem 4 for 39) lead <strong>India A</strong> 71 for 2 (Ravikumar Samarth 38*, Karun Nair 7*; Ish Sodhi 2 for 11) by 76 runs.