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New Zealand beat Pakistan by 61 runs in rain-hit first ODI

WELLINGTON: New Zealand won the first ODI against Pakistan by 61 runs via the DLS method as the match called off after continuing rainfall at Reserve Basin in Wellington on Saturday. Batting first against visitors, the home side scored 315 runs against loss of seven wickets in the first one-day international (first ODI) here. Pakistan had to pay dearly as rival captain Kane Williamson was dropped who scored a brilliant century. Pakistan's batting stuttered losing six wickets for 166 in 30 overs except for opener Fakhar…

New Zealand bowl against England in Champions Trophy

CARDIFF: New Zealand captain Kane Williamson won the toss and elected to field against England in the Champions Trophy match at Cardiff on Tuesday. England made one change from the side that beat Bangladesh by eight wickets in their Group A opener at the Oval last week, with leg-spinner Adil Rashid replacing Chris Woakes after the paceman suffered a tournament-ending side strain. New Zealand were unchanged from the side that played in a frustrating no result washout against Australia in their first group match.…

Record-equalling Williamson ton puts NZ on top

HAMILTON: A record-equalling Test century by Kane Williamson on Monday put New Zealand in charge of the third Test against South Africa and had them talking of victory in Hamilton. At stumps on the third day, New Zealand were 321 for four, leading South Africa by seven runs with Williamson -- who equalled Martin Crowe's record of 17 Test centuries for the Black Caps -- not out on 148 with Mitchell Santner on 13. It was a remarkable fightback by a side completely outclassed in the second Test when they were beaten by…

New Zealand beat Bangladesh in record breaking Wellington Test

WELLINGTON: New Zealand bowled out Bangladesh for 160 after lunch and raced to victory in Wellington Test that broke a record that has stood for 122 years. The home side achieved the milestone with the help of captain Kane Williamson's undefeated century knock. The change in fortunes in the match was set up by feisty New Zealand bowling which saw the Bangladesh second innings close at 160-9 with captain Mushfiqur Rahim in hospital for precautionary x-rays after being felled by a bouncer. It was a disappointing…

New Zealand thrash Pakistan in first Test

CHRISTCHURCH: A Kane Williamson half century saw New Zealand snap a four-Test losing streak when they beat Pakistan by eight wickets Sunday in the first Test at Hagley Oval, Christchurch. A low-scoring match was wrapped up inside eight sessions after the first day's washout, with Williamson's second innings 61 -- his 24th Test 50 -- the top score of the match. Set 105 to win after Pakistan were all out for 171 in their second innings on the morning of the fourth day, Williamson lost his wicket with the scores level,…