New Zealand 342 for 3 declared and 44 for 0 (Latham 20*, Younger 20*) lead Sussex 247 (Orr 59, Haines 41, Duffy 2-17, de Grandhomme 2-26, Henry 2-36, Patel 2-84) by 135 runs
New Zealand’s bowlers had their day within the solar at Hove to maintain their aspect in entrance heading into the ultimate day of their pre-Take a look at-series warm-up towards Sussex.
New Zealand declared on their in a single day rating of 342 for 3, constructed on half-centuries to Latham, Younger, Michael Bracewell and Tom Blundell.
It was the primary of a clutch of wickets to fall as Sussex misplaced three for 9 within the house of three overs as Duffy had Tom Alsop caught behind after which trapped Tom Clark lbw, each departing for a duck.
Orr lastly fell lbw to Henry earlier than Fynn Hudson-Prentice, the bowling allrounder making his method again from a stress fracture in his again and subsequently enjoying as a batter on this pleasant match, added a confidence-boosting 34 from 64 deliveries, together with six fours, earlier than offering de Grandhomme’s second scalp, falling to a gem that ripped out center stump.
Oli Carter and Danial Ibrahim placed on 49 runs for the sixth wicket and the hosts have been 181 for five when Rachin Ravindra entered the assault on the cusp of the tea break.
Ravindra dragged his first ball down brief and Carter duly smacked it in direction of midwicket however solely managed to get two for it. His second ball was a brief one down the leg aspect which Carter pulled for 4, however Ravidra broke by along with his fourth ball of the over, bowling Ibrahim spherical his legs with a full supply.
Carter adopted for 31 shortly after the post-tea resumption when Henry despatched his off-stump cartwheeling.
Robinson struck Patel twice over mid-on after which by midwicket for 3 fours in 4 balls and picked up two extra in 4 deliveries from off the left-arm spinner, swept by positive leg and reduce in direction of level, earlier than he was the final man out, caught by Duffy off Bracewell.
With Haines off the sphere late within the night session, Robinson assumed captaincy duties and is but to bowl in New Zealand’s second innings.
Henry mentioned he and his team-mates loved the hit-out and he praised the efforts of fellow seamer Duffy.
“It was necessary for us to get that point within the legs and adapt to the circumstances and the ball right here so I feel the blokes can be actually pleased with that,” Henry mentioned. “Simply getting that aggressive edge, getting going, and I feel everybody loved that, getting within the struggle on the market. It’s extremely completely different to being within the nets, the time on the ft, getting used to a number of spells was actually good.
“He [Duffy] has completed an important job for a very long time actually at house and I feel there is no shock that he would swimsuit the English circumstances as effectively, that stunning outswinger he is received, so it was actually good for him right this moment to get the chance to simply take a look at the place he is at and he did an important job.”