Australia A v New Zealanders, Brisbane, 2nd day November 25, 2011

Bracewell excels for tourists

ESPNcricinfo staff

Australia A 4 for 187 (Warner 65, Cowan 60*, Bracewell 3-37) v New Zealanders 423 (McCullum 146, Bracewel 73, Taylor 57, Pattinson 4-96)

New Zealand's young fast bowler Doug Bracewell excelled with the bat then the ball as the tourists enjoyed another decent day against Australia A in the tour match in Brisbane.

Bracewell made 73 in a first innings total of 423 then claimed 3-37 as the visitors pegged Australia A back to 4 for 187 by the close, despite contrasting but effective innings from David Warner and the unbeaten Ed Cowan.

James Pattinson and Mitchell Starc shared seven wickets for the hosts.

Resuming at 4 for 290, the New Zealanders lost Dean Brownlie, Ross Taylor and Reece Young in quick succession before Bracewell clattered nine fours and three sixes in a series of pesky lower order partnerships.

Australia A's reply began strongly as Warner and Cowan blunted the visiting attack in their contrasting styles, adding 91 before Bracewell claimed the first of his wickets.

He later dismissed Nic Maddinson and Steve Smith, while Tim Southee accounted for the home captain George Bailey.