New Zealand get vital batting practice in South Africa tour match

New Zealand’s top order batsmen all spent valuable time at the crease on the first day of a three-day match against a South African Invitation XI at Boland Park on Friday. The New Zealanders finished the day on 311 for six after winning the toss.

Only two batsmen, Kane Williamson (59) and captain Brendon McCullum (65) reached fifty but all seven of those in action honed their games in the only warm-up match ahead of the first Test against South Africa, starting in Cape Town on January 2.

Daniel Flynn, who scored 23 off 34 balls, was the only batsman who did not spend at least an hour in the middle. The match does not have first-class status, with both teams able to call on 12 players, although only 11 can bat or be on the field. Read more
Courtesy : cricketnext.in.com

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