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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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Ross Taylor finally departs after scoring 102 off 83 balls. He was run-out. However, this did not stop the Kiwis' momentum as they continue to attack the Indian bowlers as they look to achieve a 300+ score. 
Latham is nearing his century, while Henry Nicholls has got off to a flier. 
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At the end of 42 overs: New Zealand 274-4 Tom Latham 78(81), Henry Nicholls 23(16)
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Ross Taylor reaches his 100 with 14 fours and one six to his name
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Taylor and Latham are looking extremely comfortable now and have begun to attack the wicket-taker Sharma as well. Latham reached his half-century in 59 deliveries with three fours to his name. 
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End of 36 overs: New Zealand 227/3 Ross Taylor 98(79), Tom Latham 58(63)
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Taylor and Latham have steadied the ship and crossed the 100 run partnership for the 4th wicket as well. The fast bowlers have not been having a great day as all of them have conceded a lot of runs so far. The Blackcaps look well on their way to a 300+ score and achieve their first win of the tour. 

Karn Sharma is now back into the attack as he looks to pick up his third wicket.
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At the end of 30 overs- New Zealand 181/3 Ross Taylor 75(60) Tom Latham 39(44)
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Ross Taylor has turned the match on its head and is going all guns blazing at the moment. He looks to be at his vintage best with nine fours and one huge six to his name. Dhawal Kulkarni has had a poor outing so far, conceding 49 runs in the six overs he has bowled. Meanwhile, captain Shreyas Iyer was smashed for 14 runs in his very first over. 

They will probably look to get Karn Sharma back into the attack soon and hope for him to get another vital breakthrough.
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At the end of 25 overs: New Zealand 155/3  - Ross Taylor 62(45), Tom Latham 28(32)
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Ross Taylor is looking aggressive and is taking the attack to the Indian bowlers. Karun Nair was smashed for 14 runs off his first over while Avesh Khan conceded 10 runs. Taylor is currently batting on 47 off 34 balls while Latham is playing second fiddle as he is happy to give strike to Taylor. 
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At the end of 20 overs: New Zealand 112/3
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Tom Latham is the new batsman out at the crease.
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Just as Guptill and Taylor looked to rebuild New Zealand's advantage, Karn Sharma struck once again. This time, it is Guptill has to take the long walk back to the pavilion. 
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WICKET! Karn Sharma grabs another one! 
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At the end of 15 overs: New Zealand - 69/2
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After getting off to a good start, the Indian bowlers struck at the right time. First, it was Jaydev Unadkat who got the wicket of Colin Munro. Shortly after that, in his very first over, Karn Sharma got the big wicket of captain Kane Williamson, who departed after scoring just 1 run. Ross Taylor and Martin Guptill are at the crease now.

Shahbaz Nadeem, who is playing his first match of the series, is bowling from the other end in tandem with Sharma.
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At the end of 10 overs: New Zealand 50/2 


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New Zealand won the toss and elected to bat first
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Pitch and weather conditions: 

The pitch is expected to be batting friendly. If the first match was any indication, then both sides should be able to pile on the runs. On the weather front, it is expected to be mostly sunny and pleasant with no rainfall forecasted for tomorrow.
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Pacers Adam Milne, Tim Southee and Boult have to adjust to the conditions, especially the humidity in the sub-continent. Spinners Ish Sodhi and Mitchell Santner will also look to settle down quickly.
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NZ: New Zealand have a lot to work on before the ODI series starts, especially in the batting department. Martin Guptill’s failure would be a cause for concern. Should he manage to get some runs under his belt, it will boost his confidence ahead of the ODI series. Colin Munro will have to play his natural game and not curb his instincts. Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor, of course, will have to take responsibility in the middle order.