India discard Robin Uthappa slammed a sparkling century as India 'A' recorded a comprehensive six-wicket victory over New Zealand 'A' in the first of the three-match unofficial ODI series on Sunday at Dr Y S Rajasekhara Reddy Cricket Stadium.
Uthappa (103) shared a 178-run opening wicket stand with captain Unmukt Chand (94) from 30 overs to shut the game on New Zealand who were all out for 257 in 49.4 overs after electing to bat. India 'A' chased down the target of 258 with 5.5 overs to spare.
Uthappa, who was dropped on 93, struck eight fours and five sixes from 114 balls, while Chand's 88-ball innings was studded with nine fours and six sixes. Aditya Tare was the other notable contributor with a 42-ball unbeaten 37.
Brief scores: NZ 'A' 257 in 49.4 overs (D Mitchell 51, C Cachopa 45, D Kulkarni 3/38, Rahul Sharma 3/45) lost to India 'A' 261/4 in 44.1 overs (R Uthappa 103, U Chand 94, A Tare 37)