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Vettori to miss third ODI after washout

Vettori to miss third ODI after washout

LAHORE – New Zealand captain Daniel Vettori will sit out the third one-day cricket international against Pakistan at Christchurch on Saturday while the newly established opening pair of Jesse Ryder and Martin Guptill have been broken up after one innings together. New Zealand made three changes to the 12 who featured in the first two matches, a nine-wicket win at Wellington last Saturday and today’s abandoned match at Queenstown.
Wellington left-arm spinner Luke Woodcock

Trott keeps England’s ODI hopes alive

ADELAIDE – Jonathan Trott scored a century and took his first one-day international wicket as England beat Australia by 21 runs at the Adelaide Oval on Wednesday to keep the series alive. Trott made 102 of England’s impressive 299 for eight, then capped his night when he had David Hussey caught by Ian Bell for 28 in the 35th over just as the home side looked set for a late push for a series-clinching win on Australia Day.
Cameron White was then caught by Michael Yardy in the

Rain washes out Pakistan, New Zealand ODI

WELLINGTON – Rain washed out the second one-day international between New Zealand and Pakistan at the Queenstown Events Centre on Wednesday. Constant drizzle delayed the start of play by an hour before the match began at 1200 (2300 GMT) and was reduced to 48 overs each.
Pakistan made a breezy start to their innings, reaching 31 without loss off 4.2 overs with Ahmed Shahzad racing to 25 off 16 balls and Mohammad Hafeez on four, when rain forced them off again less than 20 minutes

Second ODI today – Pakistan batting holds the key

COMMENT – It was indeed a deplorable batting performance from Pakistan in the first ODI against New Zealand. On a pitch with bounce and offering movement, Pakistani batsmen looked perplexed and were bundled out for just 124 in just 37.3 overs a target which the hosts raced to in the 18th over.
After a more than reasonable batting effort in Tests, this poor show in the first game was pretty bad from Pakistan side.
Now for today’s game in Queenstown Pakistan batsmen need to

ODI series starts with focus on World Cup

The ODI series between New Zealand and Pakistan which starts today, offers a final opportunity to both the teams to experiment with their 15-men squads for the World Cup.
Pakistan will aim to continue their winning momentum after a good show in the Test series. In their last two ODI series they took both England and South Africa to the wire before losing out in the final game of the series to lose 3-2.
Shahid Afridi and his charges will be aiming for early damage. Pakistan

Sikandar backs Misbah as Pakistan’s ODI skipper

LAHORE – Pakistan’s former Test cricketer Sikandar Bakht has shunned the idea of retaining Shahid Afridi as captain of the team for the coming ODI series against New Zealand and the World Cup 2011.
His views on removing Afridi from captaincy came after Zaheer Abass, Aamir Sohail and Sarfraz Nawaz rejected the all-rounder in the role of a captain.
Sikander was quoted by German Radio Deutsche Welle Urdu Service as saying that Afridi has not been performing as a player and

Misbah likely to be named ODI captain

LAHORE – The Pakistan Cricket Board is likely to appoint Misbahul Haq as the one-day captain after his impressive show in Test format of the game. Sources in the PCB claimed that many top PCB officials and selection committee members were not happy with the performance of Shahid Afridi as a player and case for Misbah is very strong now for the forthcoming ODI series on trial basis before the World Cup.
If he proved a success, he would be asked to continue to lead the team in the

Fourth Bangladesh-Zimbabwe ODI washed out

CHITTAGONG: The fourth one-day international between Bangladesh and Zimbabwe was abandoned without a ball being bowled due to a wet outfield on Friday. The hosts lead the five-match series 2-1. The final one-dayer will be played in Chittagong on Sunday.
Heavy overnight rains ensured the fourth one-dayer, the first of two in Chittagong, was abandoned without a ball being bowled. Though the rains stayed away on Friday morning, a slushy outfield at the Zohur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium

India cruise past NZ in first ODI

GUWAHATI: A century from Virat Kohli helped India secure a convincing 40-run victory in the first one-day international against New Zealand on Sunday. India’s total of 276 looked enough, and New Zealand were out of contention at 169 for 8 after 36 overs before a quick ninth-wicket partnership of 67 between Nathan McCullum and Kyle Mills offered them a glimmer of hope.
But McCullum’s dismissal in the 45th over allowed India to bowl the tourists out for 236 and finish as easy

Pakistan Vs South Africa, 3rd ODI – Every day is not Sunday…literally!

DUBAI: Opener Hashim Amla hit a fighting century and paceman Morne Morkel took four wickets as South Africa pulled off a narrow two-run win over Pakistan in the third day-night international here on Tuesday.
South Africa, put into bat by Pakistan, owed it to the 27-year-old Amla who carried his bat through the innings with a resolute 119 and helped his team to a defendable 228-9 before surviving another scare by Pakistan who managed 226-9.
It was the bearded right-hander’s

Pakistan vs South Africa 1st ODI – Pakistan’s comeback or SA’s whack?

ABU DHABI: Winning the toss and batting first in the two T20s proved fruitless for Pakistan as their batting line up flopped two days running as South Africans completed two easy wins to take the T20 series. With the first ODI of the five match series to be played today at Abu Dhabi, Pakistan team need to seriously do something about their batting.
Pakistan batting is flopping for quite sometime now and they need solidity. Younis Khan will be returning to the side which can