Teams play out high-scoring draw
England Lions 493 for 5 dec (Trott 138*, Patel 101, Key 90) and 158 for 1 (Trott 75*, Key 66*) drew with New Zealand A 430 (How 190*, Franklin 92, Ingram 73, Davies 4-54)
The first unofficial Test in Queenstown ended in a high-scoring draw as England Lions helped themselves to batting practice after dismissing New Zealand A for 430. The bowlers finally had their say as the home side, resuming on 375 for 3, lost their last six wickets for 55 runs. Jonathan Trott and Robert Key made unbeaten half-centuries to take the visitors to 158 for 1 in their second innings.
New Zealand A were well-placed on the final day to overhaul Lions' 493, with Jamie How and James Franklin within reach of their respective milestones. Franklin however fell eight short of his century when he was caught by Stephen Moores off Liam Plunkett. Seamer Mark Davies then struck two quick blows to leave the opposition at 392 for 6. The lower order failed to support How, who was left stranded on 190. Davies bowled his 29 overs economically, picking up 4 for 54.
New Zealand A took the early wicket of Stephen Moore but that was their only success. Key hit eight boundaries in his 66 while Trott top scored with 75, hitting ten boundaries. The second Test starts on Saturday at the Bert Sutcliffe Oval in Lincoln.