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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.

Acting Christchurch Mayor Launches India New Zealand Business Council Chapter In Christchurch

Acting Christchurch Mayor Launches India New Zealand Business Council Chapter In Christchurch

Acting Christchurch Mayor Norm Withers launched the South Island Chapter of the India New Zealand Business Council last week with a call to seek improved bilateral opportunities.

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.

Bond Upstages Debutant As NZ Claim Series Lead

Bond Upstages Debutant As NZ Claim Series Lead

By Chris Barclay of NZPA

Dunedin, Nov 28 NZPA - Comeback king Shane Bond denied Umar Akmal a fairytale debut as New Zealand won the first cricket test by 32 runs over Pakistan at University Oval here today.

NZ Beat Pakistan By 32 Runs In First Test

NZ Beat Pakistan By 32 Runs In First Test

Dunedin, Nov 28 NZPA - New Zealand won the first cricket test against Pakistan by 32 runs at University Oval here today.

Needing 251 for victory on the final day, Pakistan were dismissed for 218.

NZ Bowlers Up To Task Says Martin

NZ Bowlers Up To Task Says Martin

By Chris Barclay of NZPA

Dunedin, Nov 28 NZPA - New Zealand's batsmen have again folded meekly against Pakistan -- but the bowlers already realise how to redress the balance when the first cricket test concludes here today.

Test In Balance As NZ's Batting Wobbles

Test In Balance As NZ's Batting Wobbles

By Chris Barclay of NZPA

Dunedin, Nov 27 NZPA - New Zealand surrendered a rare position of dominance as costly misjudgments and a batting collapse provided Pakistan with the chance to claim the first cricket test at University Oval here tomorrow.