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NZ 346-6 At Stumps V Pakistan

NZ 346-6 At Stumps V Pakistan

Napier, Dec 12 NZPA - New Zealand are 346 for six at stumps on the second day of the third cricket test against Pakistan at McLean Park here today, holding an overall lead of 123 runs.

Captain Daniel Vettori topscored with an unbeaten 100, his fifth test century and third of the year.

Farhat Backs Bowlers To Continue His Damage Control Exercise

Napier, Dec 12 NZPA - Pakistan will be hoping Imran Farhat's crystal ball proves as reliable as his batting after New Zealand grabbed the early ascendancy in the third cricket test despite the centurion's face-saving innings at McLean Park.

NZ 47-0 At Stumps V Pakistan, Trail By 176 Runs

Napier, Dec 11 NZPA - New Zealand were 47 without loss in reply to Pakistan's first innings of 223 at stumps on the opening day of the third cricket test at McLean Park here today, a deficit of 176.

Jacob Oram Helps Celebrate Gillette Cup 20th Anniversary

Jacob Oram Helps Celebrate Gillette Cup 20th Anniversary

BLACKCAP Jacob Oram has told the next generation of young New Zealand cricket talent that self-belief and intense desire to do well will carry them to the top of the game.

Pakistan Dismissed For 223 V NZ

Pakistan Dismissed For 223 V NZ

Napier, Dec 11 NZPA - Pakistan has been dismissed for 223 in their first innings on the opening day of the third cricket test against New Zealand at McLean Park here today,

Pakistan To Bat First V NZ

Napier, Dec 11 NZPA - Pakistan won the toss and elected to bat first in the third and final cricket test against New Zealand at McLean Park here today.

New Zealand made two changes from the side beaten by 141 runs in Wellington last week.

ICC Intercontinental Cup 2009-10 Fixtures Confirmed

ICC Intercontinental Cup 2009-10 Fixtures Confirmed

The International Cricket Council today confirmed the remaining fixtures in its first-class tournament, the ICC Intercontinental Cup 2009-10, with everything leading towards next November's final, which will take place in the United Arab Emirates.

Vettori At Ease Shouldering Leadership Burdens

Vettori At Ease Shouldering Leadership Burdens

By Chris Barclay of NZPA

Napier, Dec 10 NZPA - Daniel Vettori has resorted to throwing underarm and needs back-up when chasing in the field as a chronic shoulder injury plagues his performance in the test cricket series with Pakistan.

Watling Embraces Thankless Task

Watling Embraces Thankless Task

By Chris Barclay of NZPA Napier, Dec 9 NZPA - BJ Watling was calm enough to at least talk a good game in the lead-up to his inheriting one of New Zealand cricket's most thankless and seemingly forlorn tasks at test level.

NZ Test Cricket Opening Partnership Batting Factbox

NZ Test Cricket Opening Partnership Batting Factbox

Napier, Dec 9 NZPA - Factbox on New Zealand test cricket opening partnership combinations since 2000 (eight innings minimum): Matthew Bell/Mark Richardson: 8 innings 534 runs, average 65.50, 2 x 100 stands, 2 x 50 Mark Richardson/Lou Vincent: 19, 745, 41.38, 2/2 Matt Horne/Mark Richar