Saturday 10 May 2008 

Carberry Scores Century At Home Against New Zealand

England Lions 280 (Wright 120, Oram 3-34) & 275-5 (Carberry 100ret.) v
New Zealanders 273 (Redmond 146, Hoggard 3-45, Onions 3-53)
Day three of four: England Lions lead by 283 runs

Hampshire batsman Michael Carberry used all his knowledge of home conditions to register a century before having to retire hurt on day three of the match between England Lions and the touring New Zealanders at The Rose Bowl.

Aaron Redmond added seven to his overnight score as New Zealand were bowled out for 273 before the Lions, who scored 280 on day one, closed on 275 for five, 283 runs to the good.

Carberry again shared a useful stand with Rob Key, the Kent and Lions captain contributing 30 to a stand of 48 before Carberry added 67 with Owais Shah (43).

Chris Martin took the wickets of Shah and Ravi Bopara, for five, in quick succession before 47 from Matt Prior wrested back the initiative, although Carberry was forced to retire shortly after reaching his century.

Luke Wright, who scored a century in the first innings, was the last man out for 15 before Graeme Swann (23) and Adil Rashid (two) played out the rest of the day.

Graham Onions was the man to remove Redmond, trapped in front for a career-best score of 146 early on in the day's play, leaving Martin unbeaten on four.

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