Shubman Gill struck an unbeaten 107 as India A made 234 for one in its first innings in reply to New Zealand A’s 386 for nine declared on the third day of the four-day unofficial Test here on Sunday.
Middle-order mainstay Chesterwar Pujara was giving Gill company at the crease on 52 off 99 balls at the draw of stumps.
Earlier, New Zealand declared its innings at 386 for nine in 131.5 overs after the second day’s play was washed out on Saturday.
Daryl Mitchell remained unbeaten on 103 off 222 balls during which he struck 10 boundaries and a six.
Besides, Glenn Phllips made 65, while wicketkeeper Dane Clever scored 53.
For India, Sandeep Warrier (2/50), Mohammed Siraj (2/75), Avesh Khan (2/82) and veteran off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin (2/98) shared eight wickets among them.
India A now trails New Zealand A by 152 runs with just a day’s play remaining.
Brief scores: New Zealand A 1st innings: 386/9 in 131.5 overs (Daryl Mitchell 103, Glenn Phillips 65; Sandeep Warrier 2/50) vs India A 1st innings: 234/1 in 53 overs (Shubman Gill 107*, Cheteshwar Pujara 52*; Blair Tickner 1/71)