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ICC Centenary Medals Presented To Six Australia Volunteers

ICC Centenary Medals Presented To Six Australia Volunteers

Cricket Australia become the latest country to honour its volunteers when it presented ICC centenary medals to its six volunteers before the start of the second day's play in the first cricket Test between Australia and the West Indies in Brisbane on Friday.

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.

Central Fightback Shakes Otago

Central Fightback Shakes Otago

Wellington, Nov 27 NZPA - Central Districts were left ruing lost opportunities after they fell frustratingly short of an upset win in their Plunket Shield four-day cricket match against Otago in Napier today.

NZ 147-8 At Stumps, Lead Pakistan By 244

NZ 147-8 At Stumps, Lead Pakistan By 244

Dunedin, Nov 27 NZPA - New Zealand were 147 for eight in their second innings at stumps on day four of the first cricket test against Pakistan at University Oval here today -- an overall lead of 244.

Bad light ended play with 29.1 overs still to be bowled.

Bad Light Stops Play In NZ V Pakistan Test

Bad Light Stops Play In NZ V Pakistan Test

Dunedin, Nov 27 NZPA - Bad light has stopped play in the final session of the fourth day of the first cricket test between New Zealand and Pakistan here at University Oval.

Pakistan Dismissed For 332, NZ Lead By 97 Runs

Pakistan Dismissed For 332, NZ Lead By 97 Runs

Dunedin, Nov 27 NZPA - Pakistan have been dismissed for 332 in their first innings early on the fourth day of the first cricket test against New Zealand at University Oval today, giving the home side a 97-run advantage.

Pakistan 307-8 At Stumps, Trail NZ By 122

Pakistan 307-8 At Stumps, Trail NZ By 122

Dunedin, Nov 26 NZPA - Pakistan were 307 for eight at stumps on the third day of the first cricket test against New Zealand at University Oval here today, a first innings deficit of 122.

Northern Chasing 287 To Beat Wellington

Northern Chasing 287 To Beat Wellington

Wellington, Nov 26 NZPA - Luke Woodcock and debutant Joe Austin-Smellie both fell just shy of centuries, but restored Wellington's hopes of winning their Plunket Shield four-day cricket match against Northern Districts at Hamilton.

NZ Dismissed For 429 In First Innings V Pakistan

NZ Dismissed For 429 In First Innings V Pakistan

Dunedin, Nov 26 NZPA - New Zealand have been dismissed for 429 early on the third day of the first cricket test against Pakistan at University Oval here today.

McCullum Comes Good As NZ Fight Back

McCullum Comes Good As NZ Fight Back

By Chris Barclay of NZPA

Dunedin, Nov 26 NZPA - He lost his mojo and then the vice-captaincy but there was no place like home for Brendon McCullum yesterday as a morale-boosting innings helped reduce the likelihood of test cricket defeat against Pakistan.