Lincoln: Prithvi Shaw flourished yet again as India A notched up a convincing five-wicket victory over New Zealand A in the first unofficial ODI on Wednesday.
A day after being picked as the injured Shikhar Dhawan's replacement in India's ODI squad for the assignments against New Zealand's senior team, Shaw smashed 48 off 35 balls to lay the foundation for the visiting team's chase.
Wicketkeeper Sanju Samson, who replaced Dhawan in India's T20 squad, blazed away to a 21-ball 39, while Suryakumar Yadav hammered 35 off a mere 19 deliveries.
Chasing 231 after opting to field, India completed the task with more than 20 overs to spare at the Bert Sutcliffe Oval.
With the ball, Mohammed Siraj was the most successful bowler for India A, picking up three wickets for 33 runs in 6.3 overs, while there were two wickets apiece for Khaleel Ahmed and Axar Patel.
The second and third unofficial ODIs will be played in Christchurch on Friday and Sunday respectively.
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The 19-man squad also includes pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar, who makes a comeback in the T20 internationals while Varun Chakravarthy has also been named in the list.
The T20 series will be played in Ahmedabad between 12 and 20 March and will be followed by a three-match ODI series that will be played in Pune between 23 and 28 March.
The key takeaways from India’s 19-man squad for the T20Is against England – a five-match rubber to be held at the newly-built Motera Stadium in Ahmedabad, starting 12 March.