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Guptill's 90 gets Zealand past 300 against Australia AUCKLAND: Brendon McCullum received a standing ovation in his last appearance at Eden Park but it was Martin Guptill and Henry Nicholls who led the way in New Zealand's opening ODI against Australia on Wednesday.New Zealand were 307-8 after at one stage being on track to better 350 before Australia knocked the run charge off line.McCullum, who retires from international cricket after the Australian series, produced a typical whirlwind innings of 44 off 29 in his last appearance in Auckland and the crowd rose and applauded as he left the field.But Guptill (90) and Nicholls (61) with a 100-run stand for the third wicket ensured New Zealand had an innings of substance before Australia clawed their way back into the game.When New Zealand reached 181-2 halfway through the innings they had Australia on the ropes, but the game turned after Guptill's dismissal.Four wickets fell for 53 runs in 12 overs ...

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New Zealand 307-8 in ODI against Australia AUCKLAND: New Zealand made 307-8 batting first in the opening one-day international against Australia at Eden Park in Auckland on Wednesday.Martin Guptill hit 90, Henry Nicholls 61 and Brendon McCullum 44.For Australia, James Faulkner, Josh Hazlewood and Mitchell Marsh took two wickets each.Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2016 ...

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New Zealand v Australia scoreboard AUCKLAND: Scoreboard after the New Zealand innings in the first ODI against Australia in Auckland on Wednesday:New ZealandM. Guptill runout (Maxwell) 90B. McCullum b Faulkner 44K. Williamson c Marsh b Hazlewood 0H. Nicholls c Wade b Marsh 61G. Elliott c Hastings b Marsh 21C. Anderson c Richardson b Hastings 10L. Ronchi b Hazlewood 16M. Santner not out 35A. Milne c & b Faulkner 14M. Henry not out 5Extras (b1, lb3, w7) 11Total (8 wickets; 50 ...

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Akram feels PSL will boost confidence to upcoming crickters ISLAMABAD: Legendary left-arm pacer Wasim Akram, who is the director of the Islamabad United team that will play in the inaugural Pakistan Super League (PSL), feels that the league will boost the confidence of the new generation of Pakistan cricketers."The role as a director is not a different one, I have a very professional team in Islamabad United with Dean Jones as the coach. We also have a good bunch of boys. Captain Misbah-ul-Haq is ...

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Ford faces 'huge' Sri Lanka rebuilding task COLOMBO: New Sri Lanka coach Graham Ford acknowledged Tuesday he faced a huge rebuilding task after a string of retirements as he began his second stint in charge of the islanders.The South African said he was honoured to return to Sri Lanka, whom he previously coached from 2012 to 2014, but urged fans to be patient after a recent slump saw the side tumble down the Test rankings."For a coach, it is really a special ...

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PSL to give great boost to Pakistan cricket; Wasim Akram The former captain and great fast bowler Wasim Akram believes that the Pakistan Super League (PSL) will change the future of the country.According to media report, Akram said, Pakistan Super League (PSL) will change the future of the country's players as it will give the youngster a chance to share the dressing rooms with some great players."The timing of the PSL is perfect with Asia Cup and Twenty20 World Cup set to begin. So 20 ...

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PCB to raise Pak-India series matter in ICC meeting ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) will be picking up the Pakistan-India cricket series matter in the International Cricket Council's (ICC) Board meeting to be held in Dubai on February 4.According to details, a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed between both the countries to play as many as six series in the time span of eight years however, the first series of the agreement was due to be played last year which was badly affected ...