All square for New Zealand

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Set 367 to win, Zimbabwe's batsmen failed to mount a serious challenge as the second Test against New Zealand in Auckland tailed off into a draw yesterday. Despite an opening stand of 120 from Grant Flower and Stuart Carlisle, the tourists batted out the final day at their leisure to finish at 246 for 4.

(Final day; New Zealand won toss)

New Zealand - First innings 251 (Fleming 84, Cairns 57).

Zimbabwe - First innings 326 (Houghton 104).

New Zealand - Second innings 441-5 dec (Spearman 112, Twose 94, Cairns 120).

ZIMBABWE - Second Innings

(Overnight 39-0)

G W Flower c Kennedy b Patel 71

S V Carlisle c Fleming b Kennedy 58

G J Whittall c Germon b Patel 10

*A Flower not out 45

A D R Campbell c Germon b Twose 34

C Wishart not out 12

Extras (lb6 nb8 w2) 16

Total (for 4, 100 overs) 246

Fall: 1-120 2-144 3-145 4-225.

Did not bat: D L Houghton, P A Strang, H H Streak, E A Brandes, B Strang.

Bowling: Allott 19-3-53-0; Cairns 23-6-49-0; Kennedy 22-3-61-1; Patel 27-6-60-2; Larsen 5-3-8-0; Twose 3-1-5-1; Astle 1-0-4-0.

Match drawn. Series drawn 0-0.

NEW ZEALAND WORLD CUP SQUAD: L K Germon (capt), N J Astle, C L Cairns, S P Fleming, C Z Harris, R A Kennedy, G R Larsen, D Morrison, D J Nash, D N Patel, A C Parore, S A Thomson, R G Twose, C J Spearman.