Australia A 263 and 31 for 1 want 322 extra runs to beat New Zealand A 147 and 468 (Kuggeleijn 101, Solia 91, Abbas 55, Bruce 51, Perry 4-77, Steketee 4-100)
Kuggeleijn’s hundred, his fourth in first-class cricket, included 12 fours and 4 sixes – one a crunching lofted straight drive off Jordan Buckingham with what resembled a golf swing – and it was the final of them, pulled over deep midwicket off Mitchell Swepson, which took him to a few figures after No. 11 Jacob Duffy had survived to offer him the possibility.
New Zealand A’s lead had been 185 when he walked in with the house facet hoping to maintain the chase inside far decrease proportions than it will definitely grew to become. Kuggeleijn dominated the scoring, including 91 for the eighth wicket with Brett Randell.
Australia A misplaced Tim Ward, edging a reduce shot to the keeper, earlier than dangerous mild introduced an early shut with Cameron Bancroft and Caleb Jewell having weathered some testing bowling.
It was a troublesome innings for Swepson who completed with 0 for 119 from 27 overs whereas Buckingham, who had been spectacular over the primary two days, got here in for some faucet when Kuggeleijn obtained going.
When Perry eliminated Josh Clarkson and Cam Fletcher in fast succession the competition was very night poised however the guests then took cost.