A valiant chase from the New Zealand XI including a Jack Boyle century wasn’t quite enough as the hosts fell just 12 runs short against India A in their second one-day match at Bert Sutcliffe Oval in Lincoln.
Opener Boyle (130) was masterful at the top scoring 17 boundaries after India A set them a massive 373 for victory.
Boyle put on 144 with Finn Allen (87) for the third wicket to give their side a chance, along with late cameos from Daryl Mitchell (41) and Dane Cleaver (44).
Earlier, India A opener Prithvi Shaw scored a massive 150 off 100 balls to help post the massive total that was ultimately just out of reach of the NZ XI.
The third match is on Wednesday at 11am at Bert Sutcliffe Oval in Lincoln.