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New Zealand XI vs England

Opening tour match to be played on Tuesday after rain halts play

Jos Buttler looks on as Anton Devcich hits out

Stephen Finn: Managed some time at the crease before the rain came

England's opening tour match against a New Zealand XI has been delayed by 24 hours after heavy rain at the Cobham Oval.

New Zealand had reach 70-1 off 9.1 overs when the Twenty20 warm-up match was called off.

The match has now been rescheduled to take place on Tuesday - with the second warm-up encounter planned for Wednesday at the same venue.

England captain Stuart Broad had managed seven balls on his return to action after a heel injury, while Stephen Finn, Chris Woakes, Jade Dernbach and James Tredwell all had a bowl.

Hamish Rutherford hit 21 off 15 balls before he was removed by Woakes, with Broad holding a good catch running back at mid-on.

Anton Devcich (22no) and Tom Latham (23no) remained unbeaten for the hosts before the rain intervened.

Match Details

4th Feb 2013
England won the toss and elected to bowl.
Cobham Oval
C B Gaffaney and D J Walker

new zealand xi BATTING CARD

Batsman R
H.D. Rutherford c Broad b Woakes 21
A.P. Devcich not out 22
T.W.M. Latham not out 23
Extras 2w, 2b 4
Total 9.1 Overs 70 - 1
Full Batting Card


Bowler O M R W
Finn 3 0 22 0
Broad 1.1 0 9 0
Woakes 2 0 15 1
Dernbach 1 0 12 0
Tredwell 2 0 10 0
Full Bowling Card