New Zealand’s dashing opening batsman Colin Munro smashed a magnificent century as New Zealand XI vanquished over England in a warm-up game at Bert Sutcliffe, Oval Lincoln. Munro scored 107 off 57 balls against the relatively inexperienced English bowling line-up. His knock included 9 fours and 7 maximums.
England, batting first, put up a total of 188-5. James Vince was the top-scorer with 46 runs whereas Joe Denly contributed with vital 39 runs. In reply, New Zealand XI chased the target comprehensively with 8 wickets in hand and 9 balls to spare.
Munro’s emphatic form is a good sign for New Zealand as the team gears up for the upcoming 5-match T20I series with England. In the build-up for the ICC T20I Cricket World Cup, Munro’s position also holds key importance in the Team Blackcaps. The Kiwis dearly want him to play up to his potential in the shortest format of the game.