Hamish Rutherford leads New Zealand A to triangular series win

AFP| Updated: Aug 13, 2014, 09:49 AM IST

London: Hamish Rutherford led New Zealand A to victory in the triangular one-day series with a seven-wicket win over England Lions on Tuesday.

Chasing a rain-revised target of 220 from 36 overs at New Road, Rutherford struck 95 off 84 balls including 10 fours and two sixes before Tom Latham`s 48 not out saw New Zealand A to victory.

The Lions, England`s second-string side, had defeated Sri Lanka A on Monday.

But they struggled in this winner-takes-all clash, and only fifties from Jonny Bairstow and Tom Smith helped them to 255 for eight, after they had collapsed to 89 for five.