At University Oval, Dunedin, February 25, 26, 2008. Drawn. Toss: New Zealand Invitation XI. England XI 369-9 dec. (A. N. Cook 85, O. A. Shah 96, I. R. Bell 75*, G. P. Swann 32; M. R. Gillespie 3-93, W. E. R. Somerville 3-73); New Zealand Invitation XI 146 (J. W. Sheed 47, G. J. Hopkins 38, S. B. Haig 30; M. J. Hoggard 3-32, J. M. Anderson 3-31) and 102-3 (P. G. Fulton 33).
Each team named 14 players, of whom 11 could bat and 11 field. Bell was originally assumed to have retired out on 59 but resumed his innings later. The Invitation XI followed on after slumping to 26-5 by the 13th over of their first innings.
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