Friday 29 November 2013 

Runs Flow Before Tour Game Is Drawn

Peter Fulton
Peter Fulton completed a half-century before retiring
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New Zealand XI 227-8 dec & 168-3 dec. drew with
West Indians 230-6 dec. & 121-2
Tour game, Lincoln

Batsmen on both sides continued to prosper before the tour game between the West Indians and a New Zealand XI in Lincoln was drawn.

After the New Zealand side declared their second innings on 168 for three, setting the West Indians 166 to win, the tourists closed on 121 for two in 31 overs.

New Zealand openers Peter Fulton (53) and Hamish Rutherford (71) retired early on in the day but Brendon McCullum made just 10 before he fell, unable to get more than 24 balls under his belt ahead of the first Test in Dunedin next week.

Tom Latham was unbeaten on nine and Derek de Boorder had six when New Zealand declared.

West Indies opened with Kirk Edwards and Chadwick Walton, understandably giving their own players a chance at the top of the order rather than the specialist New Zealand openers who have guested for them in this game due to many of their players still being in India when it began.

Edwards made 25 and Walton an unbeaten 61 in 90 balls before Shivnarine Chanderpaul fell for 12, Mark Craig taking both wickets.

Robert O'Donnell, another guest player, was unbeaten on 16 when stumps were drawn.

© Cricket World 2013

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Fixtures & Results

3rd-7th December: 1st Test, Dunedin
NZL 609-9 dec. & 79-4 drew with WIN 213 & 507
11th-15th December: 2nd Test, Wellington
NZL 441 beat WIN 193 & 175 by an inns. & 73 runs
19th-23rd December: 3rd Test, Hamilton
NZL 349 & 124-2 beat WIN 367 & 104 by 8 wickets
26th December: 1st ODI, Auckland
WIN beat NZL by 2 wickets
29th December: 2nd ODI, Napier
Match abandoned - rain
1st January: 3rd ODI, Queenstown
NZL 283-4 beat WIN 124-5 by 159 runs
4th January: 4th ODI, Nelson
NZL 285-6 beat WIN 134-5 by 59 runs (D/L)
8th January: 5th ODI, Hamilton
WIN 363-4 beat NZL 160 by 203 runs
11th January: 1st T20I, Auckland
NZL 189-5 beat WIN 108-8 by 81 runs
15th January: 2nd T20I, Wellington
NZL 163-6 beat WIN 159-5 by 4 wickets