India A struggle vs NZ A

Lincoln: India A squandered a strong start by their openers to hand the initiative to New Zealand A as they were struggling at 136 for four at the end of the rain-affected opening day of the first unofficial Test here on Wednesday.

Unmukt Chand (54) and captain Abhinav Mukund (42) gave India a solid start before the visitors lost a few wickets in quick succession.

Brief scores: India A 136/4 in 36.4 overs (Unmukt Chand 54, Abhinav Mukund 42; Tarun Nethula 1/21) vs New Zealand A. Match to continue.

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Colombo: Star players, including Virender Sehwag, JP Duminy and Wayne Parnell, have joined an ICC campaign known as 'Think Wise' in collaboration with the United Nations to spread awareness about HIV prevention and help eliminate AIDS-related stigma and discrimination. Match officials at the Women's T20 are all sporting the 'Think Wise' message on their on�field clothing.

Baku: Parimarjan Negi played out a draw to stay in tied third position, half a point behind twin leaders, Baris Esen of Turkey and Eltaj Safarli of Azerbaijan at the end of the fourth round of the International Chess Festival Baku Open.

New Delhi: MSP Higher Secondary School of Kerala rallied to beat Manipur's Little Angel Paradise English School 4-2 on penalties and became the first team from the state to qualify for the under-17 Subroto Cup final.

New Delhi: Saina Nehwal will fly Kiran Mk II jet trainer aircraft of the Indian Air Force on Friday at the IAF's training academy at Dundigal in Andhra Pradesh.

New York: Dipika Pallikal thrashed Maria Toor Pakay of Pakistan 11-8, 11-5, 11-3 to storm into the final round of the qualifiers at the WSA Carol Weymuller Open Gold 50 event here.

Digboi: Delhi's Rudresh Sharma posted a five-under-66 to take the lead in round one of the Masters Golf here on Wednesday. Mukesh Kumar of Mhow, Gurgaon's Deepinder Singh Kullar, Jaipur's Vishal Singh and Md Zamal Hossain of Bangladesh are in tied second place .

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