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oracle
December 19, 2003, 03:56 AM
New Zealand are 295/6 after 90 overs. Looks like the Pakistanis need to adjust to the conditions more, especially Sami with the extras. Pakistan batsmen would need to really concentrate in their innings to challenge what looks to be a big NZ total.



http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/cricket/3329801.stm





Fleming punishes Pakistan

1st Test, Hamilton, day one: New Zealand 295-6 (at close) v Pakistan
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Fleming answered the questions about his fitness
Stephen Fleming hit a stylish century as New Zealand progressed to 295-6 on day one of the first Test against Pakistan in Hamilton.

The Kiwi captain, who only confirmed his fitness the day before the game, hit 20 fours in his unbeaten 125.

Pakistan fought back with four wickets after tea but it was not the start they had hoped for after winning the toss and putting New Zealand into bat.

But they were weakened by the absence of injured paceman Shoaib Akhtar.

He pulled out of the match because of calf and hamstring problems

Skipper Inzamam-ul-Haq's decision to put the Kiwis in paid off initially as Lou Vincent edged a ball from Shabbir Ahmed in the sixth over and was caught by Inzamam for eight.

But Fleming responded with some positive strokeplay and Pakistan's cause was not helped by 26 no-balls in the first two sessions - half of them by Mohammad Sami.

Fleming, who was notching up his sixth Test century, shared stands of 99 and 100 with Mark Richardson and Scott Styris.

Richardson survived two close calls before trying his luck once too often and being run out by Umar Gul at the bowler's end after calling Fleming for a quick single.

Pakistan had a chance to pick up a third wicket before tea but new batsman Styris was dropped by Abdul Razzaq off Gul.

And he went on to make 33 before being caught by Taufeeq Umar off spinner Danish Kaneria.

The same combination also accounted for Craig McMillan six overs later after he hit two sixes in scoring 22 at a rate of a run per ball.

Chris Cairns and Jacob Oram had brief stays at the crease before Robbie Hart steadied New Zealand, seeing out the final 10 overs of the day.

Shabbir was the most successful of the inconsistent Pakistan bowlers, finishing the day with figures of 3-51.

James90
December 19, 2003, 08:54 PM
Maiden test ton for Daniel Vettori...well played

oracle
December 20, 2003, 03:37 AM
New Zealand 563
Pakistan 118/2 (28.0 ov) Pakistan trail by 445 runs with 8 wickets remaining in the 1st innings

Stumps - Day 2 Pakistan RR: 4.21


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Hours of Play (GMT): 10.00pm-Midnight, Midnight-12.40am lunch, 12.40am-2.40am, 2.40am-3am tea, 3.30am-5.30am Stumps

Batsmen: R B 4s 6s S/R
Yasir Hameed (RHB) 36 71 6 0 50.70 Striker
Yousuf Youhana (RHB) 24 49 4 0 48.98 Non-striker

Bowlers: O M R W Econ
IG Butler (RF) 6.0 0 41 0 6.83 (2nb, 0w) City End
DL Vettori (SLA) 6 0 16 0 2.67 (1nb, 0w) Members End


Recent Overs: 4 . . . . . | . . . . . 1 | . . . 1 . 1 | 1 4 . . . . |

Current Partnership: 63 runs, 17.2 overs, RR: 3.63


Last Wicket: 55/2 (10.4 ov); Partnership: 8 runs, 3.0 overs, RR: 2.67
Taufeeq Umar c Butler b Tuffey 27 (50m 26b 5x4 0x6) SR: 103.85

muddaser
December 20, 2003, 11:32 AM
yasir hameed and youhana will need to have a big partnership to have any chance of drawing this game. to be honest our bowling is too inexperienced. 19,22,22,23,27 are the ages of the bowlers.

shoaib just said in an interview at lunch that mohammed irshad is as quick as him and only 20 years old. shoaib said he consistently bowled in the 90-95mph bracket in training and will be a superstar in the years to come.

he has the build as sami but very tall.

Kalbaisakhi
December 20, 2003, 12:34 PM
I think pakistan may be fall in follow on.Because of their bad form.If these pship make runs easily then they willl not fall in follow on.

:lol::lol::lol:

chinaman
December 20, 2003, 12:54 PM
Kalbaisakhi, long time no see, how are you?

Sami
December 22, 2003, 09:36 PM
Well Mohammad Sami has caused havoc in the NZ batting lineup... his 4 wkts and Gul's 2 wkts left NZ rattling at 57/7...

Maybe this test isnt over yet....!!! :duh: if Pak has a victoy target of 200 and a good 40 overs to go in their innings they will go for the win... and that means NZ has a chance to get them out too... AAAAAH... these are matches that I wish I cud see...

Beamer
December 22, 2003, 10:10 PM
This match is turning out to be a dandy nonwithstanding the rain interruptions. NZ are 82/7 now, a mini recovery of sort, not enough time left for a result though. This is what test cricket is all about.

Sami
December 23, 2003, 08:29 AM
Well Pakistan made a good comeback... but seems like match wud have ended in a draw anyways... NZ were 96/8 When rain stopped play and match declared a draw... Shame that a good match got messed up this way... the weather is having too much say in the games these days :P