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NEXT MATCH: Durham Cricket vs Sussex Sharks

Brilliant Rizwan catch highlight on day 2

After the first day was abandoned by the match umpires due to heavy rain, New Zealand won the toss and batted all day in the sunshine at The 1st Central County Ground.

The visitors are preparing for a three-match test series against England in June and made the most of fantastic batting conditions to get some much-needed time in the middle.

Sussex worked hard all day with the ball, with Ollie Robinson conceding just 42 from his 18 overs. Robinson can feel unlucky not to have picked up any wickets, particularly off a sharp opening spell that saw him just beating the edge of both New Zealand openers on two occasions.

He also had credible lbw appeals dismissed by the umpires as he looked in good nick once again bowling down the hill from the Cromwell Road end.

After suffering so many injuries to the bowling attack at the start of the season, Sussex were able to welcome back Jamie Atkins, Dan Ibrahim and Fynn Hudson-Prentice to the side, although Fynn will not bowl in this match but will almost certainly be back at the crease tomorrow for the first time since pre-season.

New Zealand captain Tom Latham opened the batting alongside Will Young, with Latham making 65 before retiring not out, and Young 55. Hamish Rutherford came in at number 3, making 31 before being caught out in spectacular fashion by sub-fielder Mohammad Rizwan off the bowling of Delray Rawlins.

Michael Bracewell and Tom Blundell were the next to retire not-out, both finishing their innings on 51.

Rawlins’ persistence paid off again in the final session of the day, taking the wicket of Cam Fletcher finishing with figures of 2-63.

With the day drawing to a close Sussex took the new ball and were soon rewarded as Sean Hunt dismissed Colin de Grandhomme, caught behind by Oli Carter.

The Sussex bowling attack will ultimately finish the day content with their performance against high-class opposition and can take many positives from a hard day’s work at Hove.

Ticket information

Spectators are encouraged to purchase tickets in advance to reduce queue times and increase their ease of access on the day of the game. Queue times for those who have not purchased in advance this season have been approximately 30 minutes, leading to some spectators missing the start of play.

Tickets are available to purchase online until the scheduled start of play.

Advanced tickets are also protected by our refund policy should the days play be impacted by poor weather.

Ticket prices

Member - £10 Martlet - £15 Adult - £35 Youth (under 18) - £15 Junior (under 14) - £10

 

Alcohol policy

Visitors are also reminded that alcohol is not permitted to be brought into the ground for this fixture. Food and beverages will be available to purchase at a number of outlets around The 1st Central County Ground.

How to watch

All four days of the action will be livestreamed and is available via our Matchday Centre, where you can also find ball-by-ball updates, stats and highlights in real-time. Play is due to begin at 11:00am tomorrow.

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