Monday 6 May 2013 

Wagner, Bracewell Bowl New Zealanders To Victory

Wagner, Bracewell Bowl New Zealanders To Victory
Wagner, Bracewell Bowl New Zealanders To Victory
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New Zealanders 289-5 d. & 199-5 d. beat
Derbyshire 154 & 227 by 107 runs
Tour game, Derby

New Zealand got their tour of England off to a winning start with an impressive 107-run win over Derbyshire inside three days at the County Ground.

On the final day, Derbyshire had been set 335 to win but were comfortably beaten as Neil Wagner took five wickets and Doug Bracewell three.

Left-armer Wagner returned figures of five for 45 and Bracewell three for 56 to put their names into contention for a Test place as Derbyshire were bowled out for 227.

Top scorer for the home side was Dan Redfern, who made 58 in 70 balls but none of their batsmen could resist against a fine performance in the field from the Black Caps.

They had made a slow start to the match but half-centuries from Dean Brownlie (71) and BJ Watling (71) rescued them in their first innings while captain Kane Williamson made 49 and Watling 61 not out in their second innings.

In between, Bracewell took four wickets and both Wagner and Martin three apiece to hand New Zealand a healthy first-innings lead and put them on course for victory.

Next up for the tourists is a four-day game against the England Lions, which gets underway at Grace Road, Leicester, on Thursday (9th May).

© Cricket World 2013

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