Tourists looking in good shape ahead of the Test series

County Select XI v New Zealand – Four-Day Friendly Match – Cloud County Ground, Chelmsford – Day Two – Summary

New Zealand 362/9 dec and 0/0

County Select XI 247

New Zealand won the toss and elected to bat

New Zealand lead the County Select XI by 115 runs with ten second-innings wickets standing

New Zealand’s bowlers were provided with a workout on day two of their Four-Day Friendly Match against a County Select XI at the Cloud County Ground, Chelmsford.

Having declared on 362/9, the tourists used seven bowlers – Ajaz Patel took three wickets for 32, while Blair Tickner (2/50) and Kyle Jamieson (2/76) as the County XI were reduced to 247.

Nottinghamshire’s Lyndon James top-scored with 52 off 109 balls. Tom Haines scored 42 and Ben Compton 39, while Essex’s Jamie Porter hit a quickfire 31 off 35.

The tourists navigated a single over before the close. earlier, Matt Henry had retired out on 65. He and Cameron Fletcher put together an unbeaten ninth-wicket stand of 79. Play resumes on Friday at 11am.

County Select XI (from): Jack Blatherwick (Lancashire), Michael Burgess (Warwickshire), Ben Compton (Kent), Ben Gibbon (Worcestershire), Nick Gubbins (Hampshire), Tom Haines (Sussex), Lyndon James (Nottinghamshire), Ryan Patel (Surrey), Liam Patterson-White (Nottinghamshire), Jamie Porter (Essex), Ollie Robinson (Sussex), Dom Sibley (Warwickshire)

New Zealand (from): Kane Williamson (Capt), Tom Blundell (WK), Trent Boult, Michael Bracewell, Devon Conway, Colin de Grandhomme, Jacob Duffy, Fletcher, Matt Henry, Kyle Jamieson, Tom Latham, Daryl Mitchell, Henry Nicholls, Ajaz Patel, Rachin Ravindra, Hamish Rutherford, Tim Southee, Blair Tickner, Neil Wagner, Will Young

Umpires: BJ Debenham and RA White

Scorers: AE Choat and AJ Thurogood

Match Referee: S Cummings

Brian Jeeves