New Zealand beat Sussex in warm-up for England Test series | Cricket News


Matt Henry, Colin de Grandhomme, Jacob Duffy and left arm spinner Ajaz Patel picked up two wickets each; England will face New Zealand in three Tests next month, starting at Lord’s on June 2 live on Sky Sports

Last update: 22/05/22 22:23

Matt Henry was one of four New Zealand bowlers to win two wickets in their friendly against Sussex

New Zealand bowlers shared the wickets as they warmed up for the first Test against England with nearly 80 overs against Sussex at Hove.

Matt Henry, Colin de Grandhomme and the uncapped Jacob Duffy took two wickets each, while Kyle Jamieson was the only Black Caps dressmaker not to be rewarded.

Left-arm spinner Ajaz Patel also took two wickets for the tourists as Sussex posted 247 all in 79.1 overs on day three of their four-day friendly, responding 342-3 declared.

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Sussex fly-half Ali Orr had the highest score with 59, sharing partnerships of 56 with skipper Tom Haines (41) and 57 with Fynn Hudson-Prentice (34).

Seamer Ollie Robinson, who was omitted from the England squad for the first Test next month, hit a light 36 from 23 balls late in the Sussex innings.

New Zealand fly-half Tom Latham and Will Young extended their side’s lead before the close, going 40 unbeaten in eight overs.

The Black Caps will face a top-class Counties selection XI later in the week in Chelmsford in their final warm-up for the first Test against England, which kicks off on Thursday June 2 at Lord’s, live on Sky Sports Cricket.




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