Grant Elliot's all-round performance eclipsed Shahid Afridi's
29-ball blitz to secure New Zealand a comfortable
seven-wicket victory over Pakistan in the first One Day
International in Wellington tonight.
Picture if you will - and it's hard at the moment - a rainy
day at the bach.
Black Caps seamer Adam Milne has recovered from his side
strain and could come in to the side to meet Pakistan at
Westpac Stadium in Wellington tomorrow.
New Zealand has a problem at the top of their batting order.
Sri Lanka have kept the intrigue alive for the unofficial
eighth match of their one-day international series to take
place in Christchurch on February 14 at the World Cup.
The New Zealand cricket team has seldom been in better form
heading into a World Cup, but veteran Daniel Vettori has
highlighted run-outs as an area where they must exercise
Another piece of the World Cup puzzle snapped into place for
the Black Caps yesterday with Ross Taylor rediscovering his
Black Caps batsman Ross Taylor rates the University Oval
pitch as the best wicket he has played on at the venue.
Test match batting, check; ODI batting sorted.
Nathan McCullum and Daniel Vettori have two battles as the
World Cup approaches.
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