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Strauss, Pietersen make 50s in England warmup match

Strauss, Pietersen make 50s in England warmup match

Andrew Strauss and Kevin Pietersen made half centuries as England gained a narrow lead over a New Zealand Invitational XI in a three-day warmup cricket match at Dunedin on Friday.
Strauss made an unbeaten 55 and Pietersen 53 as England reached 155 for three by stumps in its second innings on a second day shortened by rain and bad light.
Earlier, the New Zealand selection had made 271 in reply to England's first innings of 131. Captain Jamie How led the scoring with 65 while his New Zealand test teammates Mathew Sinclair made 47 and Matthew Bell 40.
England held an overall lead of 15 runs by stumps with a day remaining in the match at the University Oval.
The first of three tests between New Zealand and England begins in Hamilton next week.


Updated : 2021-05-07 19:29 GMT+08:00