New Zealand vs England: Dom Sibley, Zak Crawley slam tons in warm-up game to make strong case for Test debut

Dom Sibley and Zak Crawley staked their claims for England Test debuts with unbeaten centuries in their first warm-up match in New Zealand, which ended in a draw in Whangarei on Wednesday.

Agence France-Presse, Nov 13, 2019 12:56:58 IST

Wellington: Dom Sibley and Zak Crawley staked their claims for England Test debuts with unbeaten centuries in their first warm-up match in New Zealand, which ended in a draw in Whangarei on Wednesday.

New Zealand vs England: Dom Sibley, Zak Crawley slam tons in warm-up game to make strong case for Test debut

Dom Sibley in action during the warm-up game in Whangarei. Image credit: Twitter/@graynics

Stuart Broad was also in sharp form with a miserly one for 15 off nine overs against a New Zealand XI made up of fringe first-class players.

Given a chance to acclimatise to New Zealand conditions, Sibley made a disciplined 100 and Crawley 103 before both retired, while Joe Root hit an unbeaten 41 at a run-a-ball pace.

In reply to England's two for 376 declared, the New Zealand XI were four for 285 at the close of the two-day match.

In contrast to Broad's tight performance with the ball, Jofra Archer took two for 46 off 11 overs while Ben Stokes finished with none for 33 off eight.

A three-day match against New Zealand A starts in Whangarei on Friday with the first Test beginning in Tauranga on 21 November.

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Updated Date: Nov 13, 2019 12:56:58 IST






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