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Rains washes out day 3
CHRISTCHURCH---The third day of the second
Test between New Zealand and Pakistan was
abandoned because of rain yesterday without
a ball being bowled, leaving the match closely
balanced with two extended days remaining.
After bringing an early end to play on the second
day, rain continued throughout the night and into the
afternoon in Christchurch. The pitch, surrounds and
bowlers' run-ups have remained covered throughout
the day while the outfield became water-logged from
the constant rain.
New Zealand was due to resume its first innings at
260-7 in reply to Bangladesh's 289. Henry Nicholls
is 56 not out, with fast bowler Tim Southee is un-
beaten on 4.
New Zealand's innings has been built around Ross
Taylor's 77 --- his 27th half century which carried him
past 6,000 Test runs --- and Tom Latham's 68 --- his
sixth fifty in his last seven Tests.
If no play is possible today, as many as 196 overs
remain to be bowled on the last two days leaving ample
time for both teams to achieve a result.
New Zealand leads the two-match series 1-0 after
winning the first Test in Wellington by seven wick-
Warner, Zampa carry
Aussies to 86-run
win against Pakistan
SYDNEY---David Warner struck yet another
century at the Sydney Cricket Ground and
leg-spinner Adam Zampa took 3-55 in Aus-
tralia's convincing 86-run victory against
Pakistan in the fourth One-Day International
that gave the hosts an unassailable 3-1 lead in
the series yesterday.
Warner continued his hot run of form at the SCG
when he made 130 to lead Australia to 353-6 against
sluggish Pakistan fielding despite Hasan Ali's 5-52.
Zampa, playing his first match of the series, then
chipped in with the wickets of top-scorer Sharjeel
Khan (74) and Mohammad Hafeez (40) as Australia
bowled out Pakistan for 267 in 43.5 overs.
Sharjeel had kept Pakistan in the reckoning with
his hard-hitting and the left-handed opening bats-
man bludgeoned 10 fours and three sixes in his 47-
ball whirlwind knock.
But Australia came back strongly in the 17th
over through Zampa when Sharjeel couldn't clear
Warner at long on and Pakistan's chase never got
its momentum back.
Shoaib Malik scored a fighting 47 off 61 balls be-
fore he fell to another Warner brilliant catch in the
deep and Umar Akmal's (11) struggles in the series
continued when he top-edged a gentle catch off
Mitchell Starc's slower delivery. AP
Australia 353-6 in 50 overs (David Warner 130, Glenn
Maxwell 78, Travis Head 51; Hasan Ali 5-52) vs Pakistan
267 all out in 43.5 overs (Sharjeel Khan 74, Shoaib Malik
47, Mohammad Hafeez 40; Josh Hazlewood 3-54, Adam
Zampa 3-55). Australia won by 86 runs.
Jadhav's 90 in vain as Eng takes 3rd ODI
ly avoided an Indian sweep
of the One-Day International
series, winning the third and
final match by five runs as Ben
Stokes took 3-63 and Kedar
Jadhav's fighting 90 went in
India fell short on 316-9 in re-
ply to England's 321-8 in 50 overs.
Stokes blasted an undefeated 57 off
39 balls to propel the tourists' in-
nings late on, after Jason Roy (65)
and Jonny Bairstow (56) both scored
India won the first two ODIs to
take the series 2-1.
India started badly as its open-
ers' poor form continued. David
Willey (1-8), who went off with
an injured shoulder later in the
innings, bowled Ajinkya Rahne (1)
in the second over.
Lokesh Rahul (11) skied a catch
while attempting a wild pull off Jake
Ball (2-56) in the sixth over.
Virat Kohli (55) then put on 65
runs for the third wicket with Yu-
vraj Singh (45) but they didn't look
in control of the chase against Eng-
Dropped on 35 by Ball at fine
leg, Indian skipper Kohli reached
his 39th ODI half-century off 54
balls, as India's 100 came in the
19th over. Stokes got the big break-
through in the next over with Kohli
After adding 31 runs with MS
Dhoni (25) for the fourth wicket,
Singh holed out to Sam Billings in
the deep off Liam Plunkett (1-65).
England continued to claim regular
wickets as Dhoni too departed in the
32nd over, caught behind off Ball.
India was 173-5 at that stage,
but Jadhav put on 104 runs for the
sixth wicket with Hardik Pandya
(56). The duo started off slowly
but, with the run-rate rising, they
played some attacking strokes to
change the complexion of the chase.
They put on 50 off only 45 balls,
as India's 200 came up in the 36th
over. Jadhav reached his maiden
ODI half-century off 46 balls, while
Pandya scored his first half-century
in international cricket too, off only
38 deliveries. AP
India 316 for 9 (Jadhav 90, Pandya 56,
Kohli 55) vs England 321 for 8 (Roy 65,
Stokes 57*, Bairstow 56, Pandya 3-49).
England won by five runs.
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