Lockie Ferguson claimed three wickets on his return from a broken thumb for the New Zealand in their six-wicket loss to England at Bert Sutcliffe Oval. CREDIT: Sanka Vidanagama

Ferguson fires in warm-up loss to England

Lockie Ferguson claimed three wickets on his return from a broken thumb for the New Zeland Xl, but it was England's Jonny Bairstow who had the final say in the opening T20 warm-up at Bert Sutcliffe Oval in Lincoln.

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Bairstow finished unbeaten on 78 as his side chased down 172 in the 19th over, after an early onslaught from Ferguson who had the sparkling figures of 3-8 from his opening two overs.

The New Zealand Xl total was built around a classy 76-run partnership between the experienced pair of Anton Devcich (72) and Anaru Kitchen (50*).

The teams meet again at the same venue on Tuesday at 1pm.

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