New Zealand A settle for draw with Surrey

Last updated 06:20 03/09/2014
BJ Watling
SOLID KNOCK: BJ Watling was unbeaten on 55 on the final day of New Zealand A's clash with Surrey in London.

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The New Zealand A cricket team completed a successful tour of Britain in frustrating fashion on Wednesday as Surrey forced a draw.

An unbeaten 104 from Aneesh Kapil and an equally defiant 94 from opener Rory Burns saw Surrey through to 364 in their second innings at The Oval in London.

That set New Zealand an unlikely target of 255 for victory in the afternoon.

When stumps arrived New Zealand had battled through to 136-6 off 36 overs with BJ Watling unbeaten on 55.

Earlier legspinner Todd Astle had been the mainstay of the New Zealand bowling attack, taking 4-83 to rattle through the Surrey middle order.

On a 13-match tour predictably hit hard by the weather that saw four games washed out and three decided by the Duckworth Lewis system, New Zealand finished with seven wins, a draw, and just the one loss early to Sri Lanka in a tri-series the Kiwis won that included the England Lions.

Coach Bob Carter got worthy performances from all areas of his team at different stages with plenty of runs flowing from the top order and a solid pace attack reveling in the conditions.

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