Month: March 2017

South Africa 314 and 80 for 5 (Du Plessis 15*, de Kock 15*, Patel 2-22) trail New Zealand 489 (Williamson 176, Raval 88, de Grandhomme , Morkel 4-100, Rabada 4-122) by 95 runsScorecard and ball-by-ball details New Zealand’s home season had gone a little something like this: reclaimed their beloved Chappell-Hadlee Trophy, conceded a total
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It’s only March but Ross Taylor has come up with a resolution for next year – or maybe just next season – already. “I think I am going to start [keeping count of] how many games I can play without getting injured,” Taylor joked during a stint on the Dilmah Tea Party, SkyTV’s daily tea-time
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New Zealand 321 for 4 (Williamson 148*, Raval 88) lead South Africa 314 by seven runsLive scorecard and ball-by-ball details In another dimension, Kane Williamson would have the swagger befitting a man who became the fastest New Zealander to 5000 runs and their joint-highest century-maker all on the same day. In this one, he shies
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South Africa 123 for 4 (du Plessis 33*, Bavuma 13*, Henry 2-25) v New ZealandLive scorecard and ball-by-ball details Two sessions is often too little time to divine where a Test match would go and such was the case in the decider in Hamilton. New Zealand took the early lead when they took two wickets
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While New Zealand have been ruling several injured players out of their XI, South Africa have found a way to include one of their wounded. Wicketkeeper-batsman Quinton de Kock will play the Hamilton Test after passing a fitness test to determine whether the tendon damage on his right index finger was severe enough to sideline
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Canterbury fluffed the chance to seal the Plunket Shield with one round of fixtures to spare, as they failed to defend 346 against Central Districts, succumbing to a four-wicket defeat in Nelson. An outright win would have wrapped up the title for Canterbury, and Peter Fulton appeared to set them on course with a first-innings
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Match facts March 25-29, 2017 Start time 1100 local (2200 GMT) Big picture The sun is rising later and setting earlier, the leaves have started to turn shades of orange and yellow, and last-of-the-season signs are going up in shop windows. It’s almost autumn but New Zealand and South Africa have one last summer fling
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One member of the South African touring party strode out to the Seddon Park square and lifted a blanket-like grey cover from the surface it was covering. He pulled a face as though he had just smelled something odd. As he walked back, he muttered, “That isn’t even prepared,” to another member of the South
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