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Vettori Rues Rain

Vettori Rues Rain

By Chris Barclay of NZPA

Napier, Dec 15 NZPA - Mohammad Yousuf looked to the grey skies and praised Allah, but a downcast Daniel Vettori cursed the weather gods as the third and final cricket test between New Zealand and Pakistan was condemned to a watery grave at McLean Park today.

NZ V Pakistan Collated Cricket Tour Results

NZ V Pakistan Collated Cricket Tour Results

Napier, Dec 15 NZPA - Collated results from New Zealand cricket tour against Pakistan played in the United Arab Emirates and New Zealand:

ODIs

Nov 3 - Pakistan won by 138 runs at Abu Dhabi

Nov 6 - NZ won by 64 runs at Abu Dhabi

Two Centuries Dominate U19 Opening Day

Two Centuries Dominate U19 Opening Day

Auckland and Canterbury recorded comfortable wins in the opening round of the National Under 19 tournament in Auckland today, with two players scoring centuries. Otago also secured first round points.

Showers Wash Away Series Dream

Showers Wash Away Series Dream

By Chris Barclay of NZPA

Napier, Dec 15 NZPA - Rain dissolved any prospect of an enthralling climax to the final session of a closely fought test cricket series at McLean Park here today, leaving New Zealand and Pakistan to ponder what might have been.

Test Ends In Draw After Rain

Test Ends In Draw After Rain

Napier, Dec 15 NZPA - The third and final cricket test between New Zealand and Pakistan has ended in a draw after rain washed out the final session at McLean Park here today.

Records Tumble As CD Go On Runspree

Records Tumble As CD Go On Runspree

Wellington, Dec 15 NZPA - Central Districts had the cricket historians thumbing through their resource material after a record breaking Plunket Shield victory today.

Re-energised Auckland Ready For Action

Wellington, Dec 15 NZPA - Auckland City will need to restore energy levels before facing African champions TP Mazembe in a playoff for fifth place at soccer's Club World Cup in Abu Dhabi early on Thursday morning (NZT).

Rain Stalls NZ Runchase

Rain Stalls NZ Runchase

Napier, Dec 15 NZPA - Rain has stalled New Zealand's push for victory on the final day of the third cricket test against Pakistan at McLean Park here today.

Set 208 for victory New Zealand were 90 without loss when rain forced the players from the field at 5.34pm (local time).

Mammoth Effort By Manawatu Schools With Imove

Over 1,700 Manawatu students from 21 schools took part in the iMove programme during term four; biking and walking to school instead of being dropped off in cars.

Arafat Named In Otago One-day Team

Wellington, Dec 15 NZPA - Pakistani all-rounder Yasir Arafat has been named in the Otago team to play Auckland in their second-round one-day cricket match in Auckland on Thursday.