New Zealand A beat Australia A badly by 225 runs, Kangaroo team’s batting flopped badly

New Zealand A thrashed Australia A by 225 runs in the first unofficial Test match at Brisbane. Chasing a target of 353 runs, Australia’s team was reduced to just 127 runs in their second innings on the last day of the game. In this way the team had to face a big defeat. Scott Kuggeleijn was named player of the match for his excellent all-round performance (74/5, 101* and 4/39).

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The New Zealand A team was bundled out for just 147 runs in their first innings. Captain Tom Bruce had scored the maximum 37 runs for the team. Apart from this, Kam Fletcher also played an inning of 24 runs. For Australia, Mitchell Swapson took 3 wickets for 19 runs. In reply, Australia had scored 263 runs in their first innings and had gained a sizeable lead over New Zealand. Scott Kuggeleijn took 5 wickets for 74 runs from the Kiwi team.

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Scott Kuggeleijn played an unbeaten inning of 101 runs on 85 balls

In the second innings, New Zealand batted tremendously and made a score of 468 runs. Scott Kuggeleijn batted brilliantly in the lower order. He scored an unbeaten 101 off just 85 balls with the help of 12 fours and 4 sixes. Sean Solia also played an excellent inning of 91 runs and set a big target in front of the hosts Australia.

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In response to this target, the Kangaroo team was reduced to scoring only 127 runs on the last day of the game. Apart from opener Cameron Bancroft, no one else could play a big innings. Bancroft played a brilliant inning of 47 runs but he did not get the support of the rest of the batsmen. Scott Kuggeleijn once again excelled in bowling and took 4 wickets.

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