A fine knock
of 115 from Dean Brownlie has lead New Zealand A to a 22-run victory over the
England Lions in Bristol overnight.
Knights batsman collected his first List A century to ensure the victory for
the Kiwis in the One Day match, which is part of a Tri-series with Sri Lanka A.
New Zealand A
won the toss and made 282 thanks to Brownlie’s knock and 42 from Grant Elliott.
In reply the home side could only manage 260 despite a century from Jonny
NZA Coach Bob
Carter said Brownlie’s century was an outstanding knock considering the quality
of the England bowling attack that had been boosted by the addition of Steve
Finn from the England Test squad.
11 boundaries in Dean’s first 50 and they were all quality shots on both sides
of the wicket.”
praised the efforts of the opening bowlers Matt Henry (3-48) and Scott
Kuggeleijn who had prevented England getting off to a good start, while he felt
Doug Bracewell’s three wicket bag (3-43) showed a real step up in his
“We were also
very strong in the field today with two runs outs and a couple of superb
catches in the outfield from Tom Latham and Anton Devcich.”
New Zealand A
now face Sri Lanka A in Bristol tonight (NZ time) before meeting the England
Lions again in the last match of the series in Worcester on Tuesday. Rain
ruined the Kiwis’ opening fixture in the series against Sri Lanka A.