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Board President's XI vs New Zealand practice match live score and commentary

Board Presidents XI take on the visiting New Zealanders in the second warm-up match in Mumbai
Updated: 19 October 2017 17:40 IST - Published: 19 October 2017 15:41 IST
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Mitchell Santner, who took three wickets conceding 44 runs in his 7.1 overs, was the pick of the bowlers for the visitors followed by Tim Southee, who ended with figures of 2/22 in his four overs. 
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New Zealand beat Board Presidents XI by 34 runs. Chasing a stiff total of 345, Karun Nair's 53 set the tone for the hosts before a middle order collapse made life difficult for the home team. Gurkeerat Mann kept the chase alive by scoring a 46-ball 65 before getting out. The tail contributed heavily to the team's total and made it look decent. 

Jaydev Unadkat's 44 off 24 balls and Dhawal Kunarni's 30-ball 24 were not enough for Shreyas Iyer and co. to beat the Kiwis and win their second consecutive match as they were eventually dismissed for 130 with 17 balls to spare. 
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Jaydev Unadkat and Dhawal Kulkarni are showing some fight down the order but is it too late to make a comeback? They have already put on a 59-run partnership for the ninth wicket in no time with Unadkat batting on 44 off 22 balls with the help of five fours and three sixes. Kulkarni is giving him good support as he  is batting on 19.

BP XI 295/8 after 44 overs (Jaydev Unadkat 44*, Dhawal Kulkarni 19*)
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While Gurkeerat is going all guns blazing in one end, wickets keep tumbling in the other. The right-hander is batting on 65 off 45 balls with seven fours and three sixes and he just lost his partner Karn Sharma, who was batting on 19 off 25 balls. There was a good partnership building and Southee breaks it by dismissing Karn.

BP XI 227/7 after 36 overs (Gurkeerat Mann 65*, Dhawal Kulkarni 0*) 
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Gurkeerat Mann is playing a good innings here. He is batting on 32 off 27 balls and has lost Shivam Chaudhary for 12. Someone needs to give Gurkeerat some company now if they want their team to show some fight.

BP XI 177/6 after 31 overs (Gurkeerat Mann 32*, Karn Sharma 6*) 
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Ish Sodhi strikes. Milind goes for 3.

BP XI 136/5 after 25 overs (Gurkeerat Mann 6*, Shivam Chaudhary 6*). Need 218 runs to win in 25 overs.
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Oh, no. Just when Shreyas Iyer and Karun Nair are looking good at the crease, Colin Munro, yes, you read it right, struck twice in two balls to dismiss both these batsmen. Shreyas is out for a run-a-ball 24 while Karun departed after a well-made fifty. With these two wickets, New Zealanders have dashed all hopes of a BP XI win. Or, do we have something surprising coming up? Let's see what Gurkkeerat Mann and Milind Kumar does.

BP XI 123/4 after 22 overs (Gurkeerat Mann 1*, Milind Kumar 1*)
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Karun Nair looks steady right now and is joined at the crease by captain Shreyas Iyer, who has been in terrific form off late. The two batsmen will look to put up a big partnership for the third wicket and attack the Kiwi bowlers as well in order to increase the run-rate.
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End of 15 overs: BPXI 85-2 Karun Nair 36(37), Shreyas Iyer 6(6)
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Just when the two openers got themselves set at the crease, Mitchell Santner got the breakthrough by dismissing Prithvi Shaw. However, Karun Nair has begun to attack the opposition bowlers and up the run-rate. He is joined by Rishabh Pant who will be itching to make a mark for himself and send a message to the selectors.
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End of 10 overs: BPXI 51-1 Karun Nair 22(21), Rishabh Pant 0(1)
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BPXI have begun slowly scoring only 17 runs in the first five overs of the innings. Prithvi Shaw is batting on 10 while Karun Nair is batting on 5. 
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BPXI begin their chase with Karun Nair and Prithvi Shaw opening the batting
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Mitchell Santner's late blitz helped the Kiwis put up a massive total of 343 in 50 overs. Ross Taylor and Tom Latham scored magnificent centuries and took the attack to the opposition bowlers.

Meanwhile, Jaydev Unadkat picked up a few late wickets and ended up with four wickets to his name. Karn Sharma ended with just the two.

It will be a huge task for the BPXI batsmen to pull off the chase. With the absence of KL Rahul in the batting line-up, it will be even harder for them. Rishabh Pant, who failed to get going in the first match, will look to go all guns blazing and pull off an upset. 

Stay tuned for the second innings and BPXI's chase. 
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At the end of 50 overs: New Zealand 343-9 (Jaydev Unadkat 10-0-57-4)
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Latham finally retires out after scoring 108 in 97 deliveries.
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Tom Latham 104 runs in 96 balls  (7x4, 2x6)
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Two quick wickets get India back into the game. The fast bowlers finally have something to show for, with Dhawal Kulkarni and Jaydev Unadkat picking up a wicket each.

At the end of 46 overs: New Zealand 295-6, Tom Latham 91(91)
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