Posts Tagged New-Zealand

Shane Bond retires from all cricket

May 14, 2010 | Cricket, General | | No Comments

Shane Bond has announced his retirement from all forms of the game, less than a year after making his international comeback from the ICL wilderness. Bond ended his Test career in December, when he felt that his body could not handle the rigours of the five-day game, and he has now decided to step away from the shorter formats as well.

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Bond advises rest and rotation for quicks

May 12, 2010 | Cricket, General | | No Comments

New Zealand quick bowler Shane Bond has said there is a danger of losing more fast bowlers from Test cricket unless boards and team managements rest them periodically.

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New Zealand eliminated by impressive England

May 11, 2010 | Cricket, General | | No Comments

England’s cricketers maintained their impressive momentum with their third win in three Super Eight fixtures, as New Zealand were outmuscled in their must-win Group E finale in St Lucia, and sent packing from the tournament by a three-wicket defeat that was more emphatic than the final margin suggested. Chasing 150 for victory after another disciplined bowling display led by Tim Bresnan, England were able to overcome a mid-innings wobble and a late clatter of wickets to coast to victory with five balls to spare, as Bresnan put the seal on a fine day’s work with 23 not out from 11 balls.

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New Zealand clinch last-ball thriller

May 9, 2010 | Cricket, General | | No Comments

In a tournament of largely one-sided matches, New Zealand pulled off their second nail-biting victory and their first Twenty20 win over defending champions Pakistan, who are now on the brink of elimination. After rescuer-in-chief Daniel Vettori revived his side following the failure of big names, New Zealand survived an Abdul Razzaq onslaught and Salman Butt’s level-headed batting to come through by one run and boost their chances of making the semi-finals.

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Albie Morkel stars in easy win

May 7, 2010 | Cricket, General | | No Comments

A magnificent display of clean hitting from Albie Morkel, South Africa’s slog-over specialist, and good support from AB de Villiers helped South Africa reach a match-winning score against New Zealand in their opening Super Eights game at the Kensington Oval. A target of 170 required a solid partnership or two from New Zealand, but a committed display in the field ensured that the initiative always remained with South Africa.

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New Zealand in Super Eights after easy rain-hit win

May 5, 2010 | Cricket, General | | No Comments

Zimbabwe came into the tournament as one of the form teams after shocking Pakistan and Australia in the warm-ups, but they subsided to one of the lowest Twenty20 totals against New Zealand to become the first team to bow out of the competition. After making a sprightly start, they collapsed spectacularly – losing eight wickets for sixteen runs – to ease New Zealand’s path to the Super Eights.

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New Zealand start with tense victory

May 1, 2010 | Cricket, General | | No Comments

New Zealand edged Sri Lanka in just the sort of cliffhanger the organisers would have wanted to kick off the World Twenty20 in the Caribbean. If McCullum is talked of as a match-winner, it is probably Brendon that one thinks of, but it was his brother Nathan who was the hero with an all-round performance, topped off by a six over long-off to seal a tense victory with one delivery to go.

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Teams seek bright start to campaign

April 30, 2010 | Cricket, General | | No Comments

Match Facts
Friday, April 30, Providence
Start time 1300 (1700 GMT)

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New Zealand win after Styris derails West Indies

April 29, 2010 | Cricket, General | | No Comments

Scott Styris bowled New Zealand to victory despite only two of their batsmen reaching double figures in their final warm-up match against West Indies in Guyana. West Indies appeared to be cruising in their chase of 125 as Chris Gayle and Shivnarine Chanderpaul put on an opening stand of 68, before they quickly lost all ten wickets for 49.

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Vettori tips spin to be major weapon

April 28, 2010 | Cricket, General | | No Comments

New Zealand’s captain Daniel Vettori knows he will need to play a key role on the slow, low Caribbean pitches for his side to break its habit of falling just short of success in major tournaments. Spin is expected to be an important weapon at most of the venues for the ICC World Twenty20 and New Zealand have chosen a squad with several slow-bowling options.

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