Mixed form for England ahead of New Zealand Test

2019-11-17 08:45
Jofra Archer
Jofra Archer (Getty Images)

Wellington - England completed preparations for the first Test against the Black Caps with mixed fortunes in a drawn warm-up match against New Zealand 'A' in Whangarei on Sunday.

After New Zealand batted first and declared at 302/6, England slumped to 105/5 before a middle-order revival by Joe Denly (68) Ollie Pope (88) and Jos Buttler (116) lifted the total to 405.

At stumps on the third and final day, New Zealand were 169/8 in their second innings with Jofra Archer taking 3-34 and Sam Curran 3-42.

The first Test starts in Tauranga on Thursday.

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