WHANGAREI: New Zealand cruised to a five-wicket win over the West Indies in the first one-day international in Whangarei on Wednesday. The tourists reached 248-9 after losing the toss and being sent in to bat, a target the Black Caps overhauled with four overs remaining. Opening batsmen George Worker and Colin Munro laid the foundation for the hosts' chase with a 108-run partnership. New Zealand paceman Doug Bracewell was named man of the match after taking four for 55 with the ball, while spinner Todd Astle took…
WELLINGTON: Off-spinner Mark Craig grabbed three wickets after lunch as New Zealand completed a 193-run victory, and 2-0 series sweep, shortly before tea on the final day of the second test against Sri Lanka at the Basin Reserve on Wednesday.
WELLINGTON: Troubled batsman Jesse Ryder's chequered past came back to haunt him Monday when New Zealand selectors left him out of a preliminary 30-man World Cup squad.