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McCullum Finally Makes Mark Against Big Name

McCullum Finally Makes Mark Against Big Name

By Chris Barclay of NZPA

Napier, March 28 NZPA - Brendon McCullum will succeed on trickier pitches against more motivated opponents, but New Zealand's vice-captain still derived ample satisfaction from his first test century against a cricketing superpower at McLean Park yesterday.

Wellington Tip Over Auckland

Wellington, March 27 NZPA - Wellington gunned down National Basketball League rivals Auckland in the home stretch tonight to win their match 99-92 in Auckland.

Wellington dominated the closing quarter 27-17 to inflict a second loss on the hosts in three matches.

Wellington Beat Auckland 99-92

Wellington, March 27 NZPA - Result of a National Basketball League match in Auckland tonight:-

Wellington 99 (Mike Efevberha 42, Luke Martin, Damon Thornton 14) Auckland 92 (Hayden Allen 23, Blagoj Janev 19, Casey Frank 17). Halftime: 48-54.

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Manawatu Storm Home For Win

Wellington, March 27 NZPA - Manawatu came home in a hurry to secure a welcome National Basketball League win over Taranaki in New Plymouth tonight.

The visitors won 90-73 after a fourth round blitz when they outscored Taranaki 33-7.

Manawatu Beat Taranaki 90-78

Wellington, March 27 NZPA - Result of a National Basketball League match in New Plymouth tonight:-

Manawatu 90 (Marcell Jones 25, Aidan Daly 22) Taranaki 78 (Phillip Gilbert 19, James Paraingatai 19, Aaron Bailey-Nowell 19). Halftime: 44-42.

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Unrepentant Ryder Fends Off Ugly Reaction

By Chris Barclay of NZPA

Napier, March 27 NZPA - If Jesse Ryder has faults as a professional cricketer, constructing an innings is evidently not one of them.

But reacting to his eventual dismissal may need refining.

NZ's Triple Strike Adds Gloss To Double Ton

By Chris Barclay of NZPA

Napier, March 27 NZPA - New Zealand rammed home the advantage of a powerful batting display with three breakthroughs to place India on the defensive late on the second day of the second cricket test at McLean Park here today.

India 79-3 At Stumps, Trail NZ By 540 Runs

India 79-3 At Stumps, Trail NZ By 540 Runs

Napier, March 27 NZPA - India are 79 for three in reply to New Zealand's first innings of 619 for nine declared at stumps on the second day of the second cricket test at McLean Park here today.

NZ First Innings Milestones

NZ First Innings Milestones

Napier, March 27 NZPA - Milestones reached in New Zealand's first innings of 619 for nine declared made against India during the second cricket test here at McLean Park:-

NZ Declare At 619-9 V India

NZ Declare At 619-9 V India

Napier, March 27 NZPA - New Zealand have declared their first innings closed on 619 for nine during the final session of the second day of the second cricket test against India at McLean Park here today.