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Harmison, Hoggard, Panesar fire in England warm-up match

Harmison, Hoggard, Panesar fire in England warm-up match

England's bowlers had a better workout than New Zealand's batsmen in a two-day cricket match between the tourists and an Invitation XI which ended in Dunedin on Tuesday.
After making 369 in 90 overs in its only innings, England dismissed the invitation team for 146, then had it 102 for three in its second innings at the close of play after enforcing the follow-on.
England bowlers Matthew Hoggard, Steve Harmison and spinner Monty Panesar all made good starts to their New Zealand tour as they built toward the first match of a three test series starting next week Hamilton.
Hoggard took 3-32, Harmison 2-41, James Anderson 3-31 and Panesar 1-11 from 15 overs during the invitation team's first innings. Panesar then took 2-15 from eight overs during the New Zealanders' second turn at bat.
New Zealand test batsmen Matthew Bell and Peter Fulton were both out for ducks during the invitation team's first innings while Stephen Fleming was out for five and Mathew Sinclair for two.
Bell made 22 and Fulton 33 during the second innings while Fleming was 11 not out and Sinclair 9 not out at the close of play.
Earlier, Owais Shah made 96, Alastair Cook 85 and Ian Bell during England's first innings.


Updated : 2021-04-12 10:05 GMT+08:00