New Zealand A 147 and 191 for two (Solia 62*) lead Australia A 263 (Jewell 78, Kuggeleijn 5-74) by 75 runs
It was a formidable day for the guests after Australia A had began solely six runs behind their first innings of 147. They chipped away on the center order and Kuggelejin took out the bowlers, though the decrease order offered helpful runs.
Nick Kelly was very near bagging a king pair as his first supply zipped previous the surface edge, however he and Solia, who earlier performed his half with the ball claiming two wickets, then settled right into a productive second-wicket stand of 77 both aspect of a rain delay which arrived throughout the tea interval.
The Australia A quicks struggled for the management they confirmed within the first innings whereas Buckingham and Mitch Perry despatched down 11 no-balls between them.
Bruce was additionally dropped on 34, when Caleb Jewell couldn’t fairly haul in a tough likelihood diving at sq. leg from a pull, however the New Zealand A captain didn’t shelve the stroke and continued to tackle the quick supply.
Australia A had resumed on 141 for 3 and Jewell seeking to decide up from his fluent show on the primary afternoon. He collected a brace of early boundaries however three figures proved elusive when Brett Randell bought one via him from around the wicket.
New Zealand A saved chipping away to maintain the hosts inside touching distance. Campbell Kellaway bottom-edged a unfastened drive towards a really broad supply, whereas each Joel Paris and Jimmy Peirson have been sharply held within the slips.
However the lower-order added helpful runs with the final three wickets combining for 63. Perry slashed to slide off what grew to become the ultimate ball of the morning session earlier than Steketee and Mitchell Swepson scored briskly after the break to take the lead over 100.
A change to a short-ball assault by Kuggeleijn proved profitable when Swepson miscued into the leg aspect and he accomplished his five-wicket haul when he ended Steketee’s useful contribution.
In the meantime, Wes Agar has been withdrawn from the sequence attributable to decrease again soreness. Buckingham will now journey to MacKay for the second four-day recreation having initially solely been set to play the opening match.