NZ XI beat England in warm-up fixture

Mar 03, 2013, 07:54 IST | AFP

England lost their four-day warm-up match by three wickets on Saturday when a New Zealand XI chased down a 333-run target with eight balls to spare.

BJ Watling led the charge with an unbeaten 89 while opener Tom Latham made 48 as England lost a first-class warm-up match for the first time since being beaten by an Indian side seven years ago.

England declared at their overnight second innings total of 256 for nine.

Kevin Pietersen and Alastair Cook
England skipper Alastair Cook (centre) alongside Kevin Pietersen reacts after losing against NZ XI

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