Sunday 11 May 2008 

How And Redmond In The Runs As Tour Match Is Drawn

New Zealand openers Jamie How and Aaron Redmond scored half-centuries before their side's final warm up match ahead of the Test series, against the England Lions, was drawn at the Rose Bowl in Southampton.

Having been asked to chase 367 on the final day, the tourists closed on 201 for four after 60 overs with How hitting 74 and Redmond 64.

The Lions batted on this morning, Michael Carberry adding eight runs to finish on 108 before Graeme Swann (52) hit seven fours and one six in a quick half-century and the declaration came at the fall of his wicket, leaving Chris Tremlett unbeaten on 20.

Chris Martin picked up three wickets while there were two apiece for Tim Southee and Jeetan Patel.

New Zealand confidently saw off the new ball, with captain Robert Key turning quickly to his spin options and it was leg-spinner Adil Rashid who delivered, taking the wickets of both How and Redmond as well as that of Ross Taylor for a four-ball duck.

Tremlett was the only other bowler to strike, having James Marshall (15) trapped in front.

Brendon McCullum scored an unbeaten 21, Daniel Flynn remained not out on six.

Redmond (146) and Luke Wright (120) scored first innings centuries.

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