Wednesday 4 June 2014 

New Zealand Win Low-Scoring Warm-Up

Ross Taylor
Ross Taylor scored an unbeaten 55 before New Zealand ran out big winners
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The touring New Zealanders dismissed a Jamaica Select XI for 90 to claim a 123-run win in their three-day warm-up game at the Trelawny Multiplex.

Resuming the final day on 65 for seven, the New Zealenders reached 132 for nine before declaring their second innings.

Ross Taylor finished unbeaten on 55 in 62 balls before the tourists declared, choosing to get as much bowling practice as they could.

They made good use of it with five bowlers taking wickets as only Paul Palmer (52) and Horace Miller (14) reached double figures.

Mark Craig returned four for eight, Kane Williamson two for 25, Trent Boult two for 33, Tim Southee one for four and Neil Wagner one for 13.

The Jamaican side was dismissed in just 32.5 overs, after which New Zealand decided to bowl on to gain further practice ahead of the first Test at Sabina Park which begins on 8th June.

© Cricket World 2014

 
Fixtures & Results

8th-12th June: 1st Test, Kingston, Jamaica
New Zealand 508-7 dec. & 156-8 dec. beat
West Indies 262 & 216 by 186 runs
16th-20th June: 2nd Test, Port of Spain, Trinidad
West Indies 460 & 95-0 (Gayle 80no) beat
New Zealand 221 & 331 by 10 wickets
26th-30th June: 3rd Test, Barbados
New Zealand 293 & 331-7 dec. beat
West Indies 317 & 254 (Holder 52) by 53 runs
5th July: 1st T20I, Roseau, Dominica
New Zealand 117-4 (McCullum 40) beat
West Indies 132-7 (Fletcher 52) by 12 runs (D/L)
6th July: 2nd T20I, Roseau, Dominica
West Indies 165-6 (Fletcher 62) beat
New Zealand 126 (Cottrell 3-28) by 39 runs