Visakhapatnam: Rajasthan 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.