After the exhiliration of Edgbaston, Test cricket came crashing back to earth with a thud at the Harare Sports Club yesterday. What can you say about a team that allows Daniel Vettori to score a Test match hundred in 82 balls? Continue reading “Invettorible!”

New Zealand sport fans to boycott Australia

The future of the Chappell-Hadlee Trophy is in grave doubt following the publication of an opinion poll in New Zealand on Monday. The poll found that 53% of those people questioned support the banning of New Zealand sporting teams from touring countries “that violate human rights”.
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New Zealand’s Steele given reprimand

New Zealand’s Rebecca Steele appeared before a disciplinary hearing at the end of her team’s defeat by India in the Semi Final of the WCWC at Sedgars Park in Potchefstroom on Thursday 7th April. Continue reading “New Zealand’s Steele given reprimand”

India v New Zealand semi-final, live blog

India batting first in second semi-final

New Zealand captain Maia Lewis has won the toss and put India into bat in the second semi-final of the 2005 Women’s Cricket World Cup at Sedgars Park, Potchefstroom today. Continue reading “India v New Zealand semi-final, live blog”

Emily Drumm out of World Cup

New Zealand batter and former captain Emily Drumm is out of the remainder of the 2005 Women’s Cricket World Cup. Continue reading “Emily Drumm out of World Cup”

Preview: Australia v New Zealand

The finalists from the 2000 Women’s Cricket World Cup, Australia and New Zealand, meet at the LC de Villiers Oval, University of Pretoria, in the second round of the 2005 World Cup on Thursday March 24. Continue reading “Preview: Australia v New Zealand”

Previews: South Africa v Ireland, New Zealand v West Indies, India v Sri Lanka

Previews of Tuesday’s opening day action between South Africa and Ireland, New Zealand and the West Indies, and India and Sri Lanka. Continue reading “Previews: South Africa v Ireland, New Zealand v West Indies, India v Sri Lanka”

Pakistan wins first 20-overs-a-side international

Pakistan has beaten New Zealand by five runs in the first 20-overs-a-side international at the Iqbal Stadium, Faisalabad.

It happened on November 23, 1984. Bad weather delayed the start of the game, which was set at twenty overs for each team when it finally got under way. Pakistan made 157 for 5, New Zealand were held to 152 for 7.

Despite Mudassar Nazar’s four-over haul of 4/27, it was Saleem Malik (41 from 40 balls) who was named Man of the Match. See the scorecard for further details.

There were no silly names like “Twenty20” in those days. Remember this as New Zealand faces Australia for its second 20-overs international in two decades tomorrow at Eden Park.

England, New Zealand to play Twenty20 international

In 1973, the women were first with a cricket world cup, and in 2004 they will be first with a Twenty20 cricket international. Continue reading “England, New Zealand to play Twenty20 international”

Australia 3 New Zealand 0: Not the rugby score

On the eve of the Rugby World Cup semi-final between Australia and New Zealand, it’s worth looking another rivalry between the two countries that wasn’t quite as intense as it should be. Continue reading “Australia 3 New Zealand 0: Not the rugby score”