Day 2

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Hesson unhappy with 'Abu Dhabi' pitch

New Zealand's coach Mike Hesson has equated the Blacktown Oval pitch with "day four in Abu Dhabi" and defended his team's insistence that the strip was unsafe for play after the Cricket Australia XI ran up a tally of 1 for 503

Day 1

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Finch and Carters dominate New Zealand

New Zealand failed to take a single wicket on day one against the Cricket Australia XI as Aaron Finch and Ryan Carters demoralised the bowlers by batting throughout the day