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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.

Rain Delays Test Between NZ And Pakistan

Rain Delays Test Between NZ And Pakistan

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

Pakistan were 229 for two in their second innings, a deficit of 19, when a light shower swept the ground.

Kaneria Could Be The Key To Series Decider

Kaneria Could Be The Key To Series Decider

By Chris Barclay of NZPA

Napier, Dec 13 NZPA - Daniel Vettori made another crucial contribution to keeping New Zealand on the front foot -- but it is Pakistan spin rival Danish Kaneria who could have the biggest bearing on the third cricket test's outcome at McLean Park.

Tough Luck For Tuffey

Tough Luck For Tuffey

By Chris Barclay of NZPA

Napier, Dec 13 NZPA - Daryl Tuffey would have been at long odds to become New Zealand's second centurymaker in the test cricket series against Pakistan although he began to visualise the achievement over lunch at McLean Park today.

Pakistan 128-0 At Stumps, Trail NZ By 120 Runs

Pakistan 128-0 At Stumps, Trail NZ By 120 Runs

Napier, Dec 13 NZPA - Pakistan are 128 without loss in their second innings at stumps on the third day of the third cricket test against New Zealand at McLean Park here today, a deficit of 120 runs.

Kaneria Revels In Healthy Return

Kaneria Revels In Healthy Return

By Chris Barclay of NZPA

Napier, Dec 13 NZPA - Chest pains, hayfever, fluctuating blood pressure and a whack on the finger.

The third cricket test against New Zealand has hardly been a pain-free experience for Pakistan's most prolific spin bowler.

NZ Dismissed For 471, Lead Pakistan By 248 Runs

NZ Dismissed For 471, Lead Pakistan By 248 Runs

Napier, Dec 13 NZPA - New Zealand have been dismissed for 471 in reply to Pakistan's 223 on the third day of the third cricket test at McLean Park here today, holding an overall lead of 248 runs.

McIntosh Delighted To Take His Time

McIntosh Delighted To Take His Time

By Chris Barclay of NZPA

Napier, Dec 12 NZPA - Tim McIntosh succeeded in frustrating Pakistan a second time in the third cricket test, following a delayed reaction to his leg before wicket dismissal for a duck with a time-consuming half-century here at McLean Park.

Contrasting Styles Thwart Pakistan

Contrasting Styles Thwart Pakistan

By Chris Barclay of NZPA

Napier, Dec 12 NZPA - An ultra-cautious Tim McIntosh and cavalier centurymaker Daniel Vettori adopted contrasting styles as New Zealand dominated Pakistan on the second day of the third cricket test at McLean Park today.