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Pakistan Entrusts Future To Teenage Sensation

Napier, Dec 15 NZPA - The master handed over the responsibility for guaranteeing Pakistan's survival to the apprentice at McLean Park yesterday, offering New Zealand hope of securing a rare test cricket series victory.

Guptill Puts Positive Spin On NZ's Chances

Guptill Puts Positive Spin On NZ's Chances

By Chris Barclay of NZPA

Napier, Dec 14 NZPA - Martin Guptill would probably have preferred to talk about his batting exploits, but the third cricket test between Pakistan and New Zealand is yet to follow the standard script.

Guptill, O'Brien Inspire Hope For NZ

Guptill, O'Brien Inspire Hope For NZ

By Chris Barclay of NZPA

Napier, Dec 14 NZPA - Martin Guptill revelled in his surprise change of job description before one of New Zealand's frontline bowlers added a potential twist to third cricket test against Pakistan at McLean Park here today.

Pakistan 347-4, Lead NZ By 99 Runs

Pakistan 347-4, Lead NZ By 99 Runs

Napier, Dec 14 NZPA - Pakistan are 347 for four in their second innings at stumps on the fourth day of the third cricket test against New Zealand at McLean Park here today, holding an overall lead of 99 runs.

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Play To Resume In Third Test

Napier, Dec 14 NZPA - Play resumed in the third cricket test between New Zealand and Pakistan after a one-hour rain delay.

The fourth day is scheduled to continue to 8pm. Pakistan resume on 331 for three -- a lead of 83. Mohammad Yousuf is unbeaten on 89, Umar Akmal 36.

Canterbury Stroll To Victory In Hamilton

Canterbury Stroll To Victory In Hamilton

Wellington, Dec 14 NZPA - Plunket Shield cricket leaders Northern Districts needed more than help from above to avert a heavy loss to Canterbury in Hamilton today.

Auckland Well Set To Account For Otago

Wellington, Dec 14 NZPA - The outcome still hangs in the balance but Auckland threaten to secure their first points of the Plunket Shield cricket season against Otago tomorrow.

Rain Delays NZ-Pakistan Third Test

Rain Delays NZ-Pakistan Third Test

Napier, Dec 14 NZPA - Rain has delayed play in the fourth day of the third test between New Zealand and Pakistan at McLean Park here today.

Pakistan were 331 for three in their second innings -- a lead of 83 -- when rain arrived midway through the final session.

CD Up Against It

CD Up Against It

Wellington, Dec 14 NZPA - Central Districts face a tough day at the office to save their Plunket Shield cricket match against Wellington tomorrow.