First Tour match: England Vs New Zealand XI
Venue: Cobham Oval, Whangarei
Toss: England won the toss and decided to bat
England’s Total-> 376-5:
Dominic Sibley- 100
Zak Crawley- 103
New Zealand XI ‘s Total -> 285-5:
Finn Allen- 104
Jakob Bhula- 61
Sandeep Patel- 56 (Not Out)
Result: Match drawn
In the two-day tour match England Vs New Zealand XI finished in a draw.
On the first day England has scored 285-3, then they at long last declared on 376-5 in the first session of day two
Finn Allen hit a fantastic century in answer before out as his side finished on 285-5 he is New Zealand under-19 batsman. And just England pace bowler Jofra Archer taking more than one wicket. In the bowling Chris Woakes failed to take a wicket in yielding 28 runs off 10 overs, while Sam Curran took 1-33 off 9 overs.
Englnad bowler Stuart Broad is not much costly he claimed 1-15 off 9 overs, Archer was costly but he is good for guaranteeing 2-46 off 11 overs and but medium left-armer Jack Leach, leg-spinner Matt Parkinson and Stokes all couldn’t able to take a wicket.
From the New Zealand XI Jakob Bhula scored 61 before he was bowled out by Curran, with Sandeep Patel adding a not out 56 runs.
Finn Allen was good from his bat he hits 10 fours and two sixes in a flowing hit, out on 104 from 130 balls.
Test captain of England Joe Root had before out on 41, with Ollie Pope making score of 31 runs before Jos Buttler (38 not out) and Stokes (30 not out) decided for declaration of their innings.
England have to face New Zealand in two Tests however the series doesn’t count for the ICC World Test Championship.
The England team proceed with their groundings against a highly experienced New Zealand (A) team at a similar venue in a three-day tour match, beginning on Friday.
Note: England’s first Test against New Zealand starts on 21 November.