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Injured Bond Ruled Out Of Pakistan Series

Injured Bond Ruled Out Of Pakistan Series

Wellington, Dec 1 NZPA - Shane Bond's test cricket comeback has lasted just one match after New Zealand's premier pace bowler was today ruled out of the remainder of the current series against Pakistan because of an abdominal tear.

Lack Of Experience Starting To Bite Pakistan

Lack Of Experience Starting To Bite Pakistan

By Chris Barclay of NZPA

Wellington, Dec 1 NZPA - Pakistan's security-based isolation from test cricket and a focus on the limited overs formats have combined to make life challenging on the current tour of New Zealand, according to coach Intikhab Alam.

Elliott Eyes Testing Assignment

Elliott Eyes Testing Assignment

By Chris Barclay of NZPA

Wellington, Nov 30 NZPA - Grant Elliott has finally spent substantial time batting in a cricket test, and now he anticipates a greater bowling workload as New Zealand look to protect a 1-0 series lead against Pakistan here at the Basin Reserve.

Sports Bodies Urged To Consider Needs Of Migrants

Sports Bodies Urged To Consider Needs Of Migrants

Sports codes should consider the needs of migrants if they want to attract players and supporters, says a new report by sociologist Professor Paul Spoonley.

Gambhir Regains Number-one Batting Spot

Taylor, Dravid and Sehwag vault into top 20; Bond and Asif return to bowling chart in top 10 while Muralidaran drops to third

India needs to win Mumbai Test to claim top spot in Test Championship table

Buoyant NZ Have No Cause For Complacency

Buoyant NZ Have No Cause For Complacency

By Chris Barclay of NZPA

Wellington, Nov 30 NZPA - The New Zealand cricket team's celebration of their first test triumph over a major rival since early last year has been tempered by the realisation a series victory is no formality.

NZ Plot To Prevent Repeat Performance By Talented Teen

NZ Plot To Prevent Repeat Performance By Talented Teen

By Chris Barclay of NZPA

Wellington Nov 29 NZPA - Umar Akmal made a great second impression on New Zealand's bowling attack during his test cricket debut but Shane Bond is confident the teenager's impact can be curbed for the remainder of the three-match series against Pakistan.

Wounded Warriors Walking Tall As NZ Score Rare Win

Wounded Warriors Walking Tall As NZ Score Rare Win

By Chris Barclay of NZPA

Wellington, Nov 29 NZPA - Shane Bond's big toe was bathed in antiseptic and Iain O'Brien grimaced when a dislocating a finger. But nothing dulls the pain like savouring a long overdue test cricket victory.

Review System Tweaked After Pakistan Gripe

By Chris Barclay of NZPA

Dunedin, Nov 29 NZPA - A loophole in the International Cricket Council's new umpire decision review system has been sealed after the first cricket test between New Zealand and Pakistan in Dunedin.

Reinforcement Summoned To Remedy Pakistan Slip Ups

By Chris Barclay of NZPA

Dunedin, Nov 28 NZPA - Misbah-ul-Haq has been designated Pakistan cricket's Mr Fixit in the aftermath of New Zealand's victory in the first test here today.