27 Aug 2009

NZ A closes tour with emphatic win

7:01 am on 27 August 2009

The New Zealand A cricketers have closed their tour of India campaign with a 146 run one day win in Chennai over a strong local side with several current or former Indian representatives.

The unofficial match provided valuable practice for players now transferring to Colombo for the Black Caps' limited overs series against Sri Lanka.

Gareth Hopkins top-scored with 94 in New Zealand A's 347 for 8, Shane Bond took two early wickets and Brendon Diamanti was the most successful bowler with three for 50 from his 10 overs.