Ashok Menaria, Kedar Jadhav help India A inflict 3-0 one-day whitewash on New Zealand A

Batting all-rounder Ashok Menaria struck 8 sixes and 2 fours during his knock of 69 in India A's successful chase of 291 in final one-dayer at Vizag.

updated: September 12, 2013 18:00 IST
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Visakhapatnam: Ashok Menaria in Rajasthan Royal's IPL jerseyRajasthan southpaw Ashok Menaria and Maharashtra middle order batsman Kedar Jadhav hit half centuries to enable India 'A' score a 3-0 whitewash on New Zealand 'A' with a thrilling two-wicket victory in the third and final one-dayer in Visakhapatnam on Thursday.

Set a stiff 291 to win, India reached the target with four balls to spare with Mandeep Singh playing a 27-ball unbeaten 37-run cameo towards the end. He hit three boundaries and a six during the all-important knock.

The Indians suffered a top-order collapse before all-rounder Menaria scored a quickfire 69 off 52 balls that included two fours and eight sixes. He was involved in a brilliant 128-run fifth wicket stand off just 107 balls with Jadhav (57), which denied the Black Caps a consolation win.

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