Dean Brownlie scores 115 as NZ A's beat Lions

Last updated 10:20 09/08/2014
Dean Brownlie
DAN MULLAN / Getty Images

Dean Brownlie, who scored a century, bats during today's match against the England Lions.

Related Links

Brownlie wants to make No 3 spot his own Knights recruit Dean Brownlie targets test spot New Zealand bowlers lament lack of fortune

Relevant offers


Injured David Warner in fitness race to face Black Caps in Brisbane test Canterbury look to replace Neil Broom as they seek Plunket Shield three-peat Black Caps great Daniel Vettori to help England spinners ahead of Pakistan series New Zealand cricketers central to match fixing in Indian Cricket League, jury told England bowler Finn out of first test against Pakistan Aussie bowler Peter Siddle raring for test cricket action against New Zealand Spotlight on Jimmy Neesham as Corey Anderson ruled out of Australian test series Test selectors urged to let James Pattinson regain his groove Northern Knights to have star Black Caps quartet for Plunket Shield opener AB De Villiers sparkles as South Africa edge India in first ODI

A Dean Brownlie century laid the foundation for New Zealand A's solid one-day win over the England Lions in Bristol today.

Brownlie scored a fine 115 off 107 balls as the Kiwis compiled 282 after winning the toss and batting.

They dismissed England's backup team for 260 off 47.4 overs, registering a 22 run victory in the tri-series that also includes Sri Lanka A.

It was Brownlie's first 50-overs century and shows there's life in his Black Caps comeback hopes.

Grant Elliott's 42 was the next best score amongst the New Zealand batsmen and Matt Henry and Doug Bracewell both took three wickets in a good allround showing in the field.

New Zealand 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.

"There were 11 boundaries in Dean's first 50 and they were all quality shots on both sides of the wicket," Carter said.

Carter also praised the efforts of the opening bowlers Henry (3-48) and Scott Kuggeleijn who had prevented England getting off to a good start, while he felt Bracewell's haul of 3-43 showed a real step up in his character. 

"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.

Ad Feedback

- Stuff


Special offers
Opinion poll

Should bouncers be banned from cricket?

Yes - they're too dangerous

Neutral - it is what it is

No - it's just bad luck when it goes wrong

Vote Result

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content