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Munro expected to provide power boost up top for New Zealand in India

WELLINGTON: Power-hitting left-hander Colin Munro is likely to open New Zealand’s innings with Martin Guptill on the limited overs tour of India with Tom Latham dropping down the order, coach Mike Hesson has said. Hesson and nine members of the New Zealand squad left on Thursday for the tour, which starts on Oct. 22 and includes three one-day internationals and three Twenty20 matches. They will link up with six players from the New Zealand ‘A’ side currently in the subcontinent. Colin Munro, 30, is on the ‘A’ tour…

Latham keeps New Zealand afloat against Bangladesh

WELLINGTON: A patient Tom Latham carved out his sixth century to keep New Zealand afloat as they moved closer to avoiding a follow on against a rampant Bangladesh after three days of the first Test in Wellington. While the left-handed opener calmly went about his work at the Basin Reserve on Saturday, Bangladesh removed senior batsmen Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor after declaring early in the day at an imposing 595-8. At stumps, New Zealand were 292-3, still 303 runs behind, with Latham on 119 and Henry Nicholls on…