Dom Sibley and Zac Crawley staked their claims for England Test debuts with unbeaten centuries in their first warm-up match in New Zealand, which ended in a draw in Whangarei on Wednesday.
Stuart Broad was also in sharp form with a miserly 1/15 off nine overs against a New Zealand XI made up of fringe first class players.
Given a chance to acclimatise to New Zealand conditions, Sibley made a disciplined 100 and Crawley 103 before both retired, while Joe Root hit an unbeaten 41 at a run-a-ball pace.
In reply to England’s two for 376 declared, the New Zealand XI were 285/4 at the close of the two-day match.
In contrast to Broad’s tight performance with the ball, Jofra Archer took 2/46 off 11 overs while Ben Stokes finished with none for 33 off eight.
A three-day match against New Zealand A starts in Whangarei on Friday with the first Test beginning in Tauranga on November 21.