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New Zealand collapse after Luke Ronchi century

Luke Ronchi scored 107 runs off 112 deliveries.
Luke Ronchi scored 107 runs off 112 deliveries.
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New Zealanders 324-7d & 235 (Ronchi 107) v
Mumbai 464-8 dec (Yadav 103)
Tour game, day three, Delhi
Match Drawn

Luke Ronchi's century was the only saving grace for the New Zealanders on day three as they were dismissed for 235 in their second innings, ending the tour game against Mumbai at Feroz Shah Kotla in a draw.

Mumbai started the day at 431 for six. Siddhesh Lad (100 not out) added 14 more runs to his overnight score and became the third batsmen to score a century in the innings.

The declaration came after Mumbai reached 464 for eight managing a first innings lead of 140.

New Zealand started their second innings with Ronchi (107) opening the innings with Martin Guptill (0), who had a second successive failure in the game.

Mumbai managed to dismiss Guptill and Mitchell Santner (8) early and had New Zealand reduced at 24 for two. Doug Bracewell (17) batting at number four provided some stability to the innings while adding 64 runs with Ronchi.

However, Mumbai had the upper hand after removing Bracewell, Henry Nicholls (1) and Trent Boult (15) in quick succession. New Zealand were precariously placed at 138 for five at that stage.

The rescue came when BJ Watling (43) joined Ronchi and the pair ensured the New Zealand went past the deficit. In the process Ronchi also completed a fine century which almost came at a run-a-ball.

New Zealand were dismissed for 235 but not before they managed to see the day through ending the game in a draw.

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