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O'Brien To Retire From International Cricket Following Pakistan Series

O'Brien To Retire From International Cricket Following Pakistan Series

BLACKCAPS bowler Iain O'Brien is to retire from all international cricket at the end of the current Test series against Pakistan.

Pakistan Maintain Control Despite Batting Glitch

Pakistan Maintain Control Despite Batting Glitch

By Chris Barclay of NZPA

Wellington, Dec 5 NZPA - Pakistan teased New Zealand with their own batting calamity before comfortably reasserting control of the second cricket test on day three at the Basin Reserve here today.

Emotional O'brien Pulls Stumps On Career

Wellington, Dec 5 NZPA - A tearful Iain O'Brien announced his retirement from international cricket today, the New Zealand fast bowler confirming the current test series against Pakistan will be his swan song before he relocates to England.

NZ 70-3 At Stumps, 335 Of Victory In Second Test V Pakistan

NZ 70-3 At Stumps, 335 Of Victory In Second Test V Pakistan

Wellington, Dec 5 NZPA - New Zealand were 70 for three at stumps on the third day of the second cricket test against Pakistan at the Basin Reserve here today, 335 runs short of victory and an unassailable 2-0 series lead.

Otago Poised For Plunket Shield Win

Wellington, Dec 5 NZPA - A second innings capitulation has left Wellington in dire straits at the end of the third day in their Plunket Shield four-day cricket match against Otago in Queenstown today.

Central Beat Canterbury By 10 Wickets With Day To Spare

Wellington, Dec 5 NZPA - Central Districts beat Canterbury by 10 wickets to with a day to spare to notch their first win in a Plunket Shield four-day cricket championship at Rangiora today.

Play Abandoned For Auckland Northern Match

Wellington, Dec 5 NZPA - For a second day in a row, play in the Plunket Shield four-day cricket match between Auckland and Northern Districts was abandoned because of poor weather conditions.

Vettori Stays Postive Despite Negative Batting

Wellington, Dec 5 NZPA - Daniel Vettori went in to bat for his under-performing strokemakers, though it was increasingly apparent that poor weather might offer the only escape route as Pakistan plot to square their test cricket series with New Zealand.

No Place To Hide For Vettori

No Place To Hide For Vettori

By Chris Barclay of NZPA

Wellington, Dec 4 NZPA - Usually the head coach would front to explain a test cricket team's inadequacies after witnessing a display like New Zealand's batting effort against Pakistan at the Basin Reserve today.

Pakistan-New Zealand Second Test, Day Two Scoreboard

Pakistan-New Zealand Second Test, Day Two Scoreboard

NZ V PAKISTAN STUMPS SCOREBOARD

Wellington, Dec 4 NZPA - Scoreboard at stumps on day two of the second cricket test between New Zealand and Pakistan at the Basin Reserve here today:-

Pakistan

First innings (161-6 overnight)