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Prithvi shines as BP XI beat Kiwis

Prithvi shines as BP XI beat Kiwis
Mumbai: Seventeen-year-old Prithvi Shaw gave glimpses of his immense talent as a young Board President's XI comfortably beat New Zealand by 30 runs in their opening warm-up game on Tuesday.
Batting first Board President's XI scored 295 for 9 in 50 overs and then bowled out the tourists for 265 in 47.4 overs.
Facing a senior international side for the first time, local boy Prithvi scored 66 off 80 balls with nine boundaries and a six, putting up 147 for the opening stand with KL Rahul, who contributed 68 off 75 balls.
Karun Nair also got some form going his way with 78 off 64 balls. Shahbaz Nadeem, who has had a good A series against New Zealand recently, once again had the best figures of 3/41 while defending the target. Just like their A team, the senior stars also looked clueless against the Indian tweakers. It was Shaw, who was the cynosure of all eyes during the match.
He started with a cover drive off Tim Southee. Initially, it was his senior partner Rahul, who showed more aggressive intent before the younger one took over.
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