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Booze-up costs Ryder, Bracewell Test spot AUCKLAND: Troublesome New Zealand cricketers Jesse Ryder and Doug Bracewell are out of the second Test against India, coach Mike Hesson said Monday, as details emerged of a late-night drinking spree. The pair have admitted drinking in a bar just hours before the start of the first Test last week, amid reports they were also involved in a scuffle, with Bracewell now nursing an injured hand and broken foot.CCTV footage has also been released showing Ryder, who has a history of alcohol-fuelled incidents, needing assistance to get into a taxi at 3:00am after the one-day match against India in Auckland last month.The drinking sessions have infuriated the rest of the New Zealand team as they overshadow media coverage of their dramatic 40-run win in the first Test with a day to spare."The fact that we won a Test match yesterday and the fact that the first few questions are based ...

Pietersen axed as captain Cook must have trust in team: ECB LONDON: A desire for captain Alastair Cook to be able to trust and rely on the support of all his players was behind the decision to end Kevin Pietersen's international career, said the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB). The controversial batsman's England career was ended earlier this month when he was left out of the squad for the upcoming World Twenty20 in Bangladesh and the preceding tour of the West Indies. "The England team ...
No foreign coach apply for Pakistan cricket jobs ISLAMABAD: No foreign coach applied for the Pakistan cricket team job as its national selection committee on Sunday shortlisted six candidates for the roles of head coach, batting coach and fielding coach.Committee head and former captain Intikhab Alam said that he has made two sets of possible candidates for the three posts, which will be forwarded to Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Zaka Ashraf for final approval,Radio Pakistan reported.Alam refused to reveal the names of the ...
McCullum praises Wagner's haul as key to memorable win AUCKLAND: New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum praised left arm pace bowler Neil Wagner for helping his side beat India by 40 runs in the first test on Sunday even though he was named man of the match for his first innings double century. McCullum scored 224 in the first innings to anchor New Zealand's 501, which proved to be just enough as India's captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni had threatened to snatch a win with an ...
New Zealand snare 40-run win over India AUCKLAND: Neil Wagner was the toast of New Zealand as they pulled off a dramatic 40-run win over India in the first Test at Eden Park on Sunday. Wagner, New Zealand's go-to man, twice turned the game with quick wickets to wrest control away from India.On a riveting fourth day of the David and Goliath clash between the eighth-ranked New Zealand and second-ranked India, the outcome was settled in the final session when India lost ...
New Zealand strike back against India AUCKLAND: New Zealand struck back with three crucial wickets including century-maker Shikhar Dhawan to keep the first Test against India evenly poised on the fourth day Sunday. At tea, India were 270-5 and requiring a further 137 runs to reach their 407 target while New Zealand need another five wickets. Rohit Sharma was not out 19 with Mahendra Singh Dhoni on two.Dhawan and Virat Kohli had appeared to be building a potentially match-winning third-wicket partnership ...
India 270-5 at tea AUCKLAND: India, chasing a target of 407, were 270-5 at tea on the fourth day of the first Test against New Zealand Sunday.Rohit Sharma was not out 19 with Mahendra Singh Dhoni on two.For New Zealand, Neil Wagner and Tim Southee have two wickets apiece.India require a further 137 runs to win the Test and New Zealand need five more wickets. Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2014 ...


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Foreign Debt $61.805bn
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