Ashok, Amit bowl with fire as India A win by 129 runs

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Chennai, Oct 1 (UNI) Medium pacer Ashok Dinda (five for 60) ripped through the New Zealand 'A' batting order and leg spinner Amit Mishra, celebrated his inclusion in the Indian team with a three wicket haul, to help India'A' carve out a 129 run win in the first of the two four-day games against the Kiwis at the M A Chidambaram stadum here today.

Chasing a daunting target of 355, the Kiwis, resuming at their second innigns at the overnight score of 41 for one, folded up meekly without any fight and were all out for 225 in 81.4 overs.

Amit Mishra dismissed both the overnight batsmen Redmond (37) and skipper Peter Fulton (39) before Dinda pushed the Kiwis to the brink with a hostile spell of pace bowling to claim five wickets.

Barring James Marshall, who chipped in with 47 before he was trapped leg before wicket by Mishra, the lower order offered little resistance. Amit, who claimed 3-55, finished with a match haul of 5-116.

Amit, it appeared, was instantly rewarded as the new selection committee picked him for the first two Tests against the touring Australia. Dinda had a match haul of seven wickets.

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