Tag Archives: Kiwis

Wahab recovers to fire against the Kiwis

Team Pakistan physiotherapist Brad Robbinson, on Wednesday, said that Wahab completed a full-training session of bowling and fielding and will be available for selection in the last 20-over encounter. “Wahab suffered a

Proteas crush Kiwis by 8 wickets

South Africa humiliated the touring New Zealanders with an embarrassingly one-sided eight-wicket victory in the first of three Twetnty20 Internationals on Friday. The hosts dismissed their hapless opponents for just 86 before

Kiwis look to exploit Hughes flaw

New Zealand will try to heap the pressure on out-of-form Australian opening batsman Phillip Hughes as they seek to level the series with victory in the second and final Test starting Friday.

Oram shines as Kiwis shove South Africa out of Cup

DHAKA – New Zealand stunned South Africa on Friday by knocking the form team out of the World Cup in the third quarter-final. South Africa have now lost all five of their knockout matches since they first played at the tournament in 1992 while underdogs New Zealand advance to the semi-finals for the sixth time.
Man-of-the-match Jacob Oram took two brilliant catches and captured four for 39 with his nagglingly accurate medium pace after the South Africans appeared to be cruising

Vettori returns as Kiwis bat first

DHAKA – New Zealand captain Daniel Vettori won the toss and elected to bat in the World Cup quarter-final against South Africa at the Sher-e-Bangla stadium on Friday.
Vettori returned to the side after missing the last two matches due to a knee injury.
South Africa continued with the strategy of playing three spinners in Johan Botha, Robin Peterson and Imran Tahir, besides two fast bowlers in Dale Steyn and Morne Morkel.
The winner will meet either Sri Lanka or England

Proteas look to put Kiwis in a spin

DHAKA – South Africa captain Graeme Smith says the deliberate shift from pace to spin could help his team beat New Zealand in the World Cup quarter-final on Friday. South Africa, who in the past always used their accomplished battery of fast bowlers to blow away rivals, have played three spinners to take advantage of the slow wickets in the sub-continent. Smith has often handed the new ball to either off-spinner Johan Botha or left-arm spinner Robin Peterson even though South Africa

Kiwis fall to Murali’s spin

MUMBAI – Veteran spinner Muttiah Muralitharan shrugged off a worrying injury scare to take four wickets as Sri Lanka defeated New Zealand by 112 runs in their World Cup Group A clash on Friday. It was always a tough ask for New Zealand on the Wankhede Stadium pitch, which will stage the April 2 final, where the highest ever successful run chase was 229. Sri Lanka skipper Kumar Sangakkara had earlier led from the front, hitting a fine 111 as his team posted 265-9 before Muralitharan