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NZ Finally Wins….Convincingly…

February 26, 2009 1 comment

Finally, NZ has won a cricket game in a convincing manner. It’s the first time in a long time that i have seen the NZ top order actually perform the way they are supposed to. It was good to see Brendan McCullum get his 50, although he didn’t convince me he’s back in form yet with an awful lot of swing and misses. Either way, the bowling nailed India down early on, and the batting finally backed it up in the second innings. Hooray for NZ!.. hopefully its a sign for the series ahead! 🙂

Cricket: Patient pursuit seals opening win

New Zealand maintained their unbeaten record against world Twenty20 champions India, securing a rare victory in cricket’s shortest format by cruising to a seven- wicket triumph in Christchurch tonight.

New Zealand overhauled India’s 162 for eight with seven balls remaining to partially atone for their botched run chase against Australia in Sydney on February 15.

“It was a really pleasing win, they put us under pressure and we responded well,” said New Zealand captain Daniel Vettori.”

Click the heading to read full article in NZ Herald.

Some Good Cricket News…

February 15, 2009 Leave a comment

From NZHerald.co.nz

Cricket: Vettori returns to No 1

Black Caps captain Daniel Vettori is back on top of world cricket’s one-day bowling rankings.

Kyle Mills is third with Australian Nathan Bracken dropping to fourth.

Ross Taylor has improved seven places to 16th in the batsmen rankings.

– NEWSTALK ZB

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