7 Oct 2008

NZ A cricketers win second test

6:23 am on 7 October 2008

The New Zealand A cricketers ensured their tour of India ended on a positive note with a crushing 133-run win over India A in their unofficial second test in Chennai.

A declaration at 194 for 7 on the final day meant India needed 234 to take the series 2-nil, but the hosts folded for just 100, meaning New Zealand took a slice of the contest.

In the Indian run chase, New Zealand international Iain O'Brien struck twice early to leave India 1 for 2... they were then 25 for 5.... O'Brien eventually finished with 3 for 30, while Aaron Redmond, Nathan McCullum and Bradley Scott all finished with 2 wickets.

New Zealand won just one match in the tri-nations one day series, which also included Australia A and lost the first test.