Runs Flow Before Tour Game Is Drawn
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.
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