New Zealand batsmen continue to struggle


New Zealand continued their struggles with the bat as they were restricted to 203 for nine declared in their first innings on the rain-affected first day of their three-day warm up match against a Jamaica Select XI at Trelawny Multi-Purpose Complex in Jamaica yesterday.

Rain ended New Zealand’s misery late in the afternoon, forcing the players off the field for the final time after tea on the opening day. Jamaica leg-spinner Damion Jacobs did the damage for the hosts, grabbing four wickets for 45 runs. 

For New Zealand, Kane Williamson hit 47 while BJ Watling made 30 and Ross Taylor chipped in with 23 to add some respectability to the total before rain came.

The match continues today.

Summarised scores:

NEW ZEALAND 203-9 dec. (Kane Williamson 47, BJ Watling 30, Ross Taylor 23; Damion Jacobs 4/45, Chris Powell 2/21, Derval Green 2/26) vs JAMAICA SELECT XI.

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