Determined England salvage draw against NZ
A determined England batted through the final day to salvage a draw from the first Test against New Zealand at the University Oval in Dunedin on Sunday.cricket Updated: Mar 11, 2013 00:07 IST
A determined England batted through the final day to salvage a draw from the first Test against New Zealand at the University Oval in Dunedin on Sunday.
At stumps England were 421 for six, a lead of 128 runs, after facing a 293-run deficit on the first innings in the rain-interrupted Test.
Despite the best efforts of England nightwatchman Steven Finn (56) and New Zealand quick Neil Wagner on the final day, an outright result was never more than a remote possibility on the unresponsive wicket.
Ian Bell, with an unbeaten 26, and Matt Prior not out 23 carried England through to stumps.
Brief scores: England 167, 421/6 (Finn 56; Wagner 3/141) New Zealand 460/9 dec. Match drawn
Ingram hits century in SA victory
Bloemfontein (South Africa): Colin Ingram smashed an unbeaten century and seamer Rory Kleinveldt had a career best 4-22 as South Africa defeated Pakistan by 125 runs in
the first one-day international of the five-match series on Sunday.
Ingram's 105 off 104 balls was studded with 10 fours and formed the backbone of South Africa's total of 315-4. Pakistan's batting woes continued on the tour with Kleinveldt and Ryan McLaren (3-19) combining well to dismiss the visitors for 190 in 36.2 overs.
South Africa captain AB de Villiers also made a handy 65 off 63 balls and featured in the run-a-ball 120-run third wicket stand with Ingram.
Brief scores: SA 315/4 (Ingram 105 not out; Ajmal 2-53); Pakistan 190 (Misbah 38; Kleinveldt 4-22) by 125 runs.