When India A captain Sanju Samson walked out to bat in the first one-day match against New Zealand A in Chennai’s MA Chidambaram stadium, the fans present there went berserk and chanted ‘Sanju, Sanju’.
Shardul Thakur and Kuldeep Sen shared seven wickets between them to set up India A's comfortable 7-wicket win over New Zealand A in the first match in Chennai on Thursday.
Thakur with 4/32 and Kuldeep Sen with 3/30 reduced New Zealand A to 51/6 and were eventually bowled out for 167. Michael Rippon top-scored with 61 and Joe Walker made 36 runs.
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In reply, Ruturaj Gaikwad made 41, and Rajat Patidar made 45* while Sanju Samson made 29* in 32 balls with 3 sixes as India A won the match by 7 wickets, reaching the target in 31.5 overs.
A fan-favorite, Samson was welcomed with 'Sanju, Sanju!' chants as he walked out to bat in the 21st over. The videos of Samson getting a rousing welcome went viral on social media in no time.
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