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turies by Hamish Rutherford and
Brendon McCullum set New
Zealand on its way to a five-run
victory over England yesterday
in the first of two Twenty20 inter-
nationals at The Oval.
Rutherford (62 off 35 balls) and
McCullum (68) put on a second-
wicket stand of 114 to help the
Kiwis post 201-4---a record T20
score against England---under the
floodlights in south London.
The hosts, looking to bounce
back from a heartbreaking loss to
India in the Champions Trophy
final on Sunday, got off to a flyer
in the chase and Luke Wright
weighed in with 52 to leave them
requiring 16 runs off the last over.
Ben Stokes smashed a six off
the first ball but he and Ravi Bopara
(30 not out) couldn t find the
boundary off the next five and
New Zealand squeezed home.
"There was a lot of pressure
towards the end and a lot of young
lads came out of it really well,"
McCullum said. "It s small margins
but it s great to come out of it on
the winning side."
Fifteen sixes were hit in an
entertaining game but England
couldn t find the big hits when it
mattered in the final over.
"We were only two blows away
from winning the game," England
captain Eoin Morgan said.
"It s not as frustrating as against
India. That was an opportunity
missed but this was a great effort
and we can take a lot of positives."
The second and final T20 of the
series is played Thursday at the
same venue, with England set to
recall Kevin Pietersen after his
return from a knee injury.
England has rested the majority
of its test players for these T20s,
with the Ashes series against Aus-
tralia approaching. (AP)
New Zealand beats
England by 5 runs
New Zealand's Brendon McCullum hits a ball off the bowling of
England's Jade Dernbach during their International Twenty20 cricket
match at the Oval cricket ground in London, yesterday. New Zealand
won by five runs. AP PHOTO
DUBLIN---Pat McQuaid derided
the election manifesto of his chal-
lenger for the UCI presidency yes-
terday, describing Brian Cookson s
pledges as "half baked, funda-
mentally flawed and financially
Cookson, president of British
Cycling and the only candidate so
far to challenge McQuaid ahead of
September s election, launched his
campaign for the leadership of
world cycling s governing body in
Paris on Monday.
Among the pledges in Cookson s
manifesto were promises to estab-
lish an independent anti-doping
unit as well as a policy of trans-
parency regarding any allegations
that implicate the UCI over historic
"Brian Cookson s election man-
ifesto is half baked, fundamentally
flawed and financially impractical,"
McQuaid said in the first line of a
statement released by his advisors.
"Just telling people what they
want to hear is easy. He needs to
explain how he is going to make it
McQuaid is seeking a third term
as president---a position he has held
since 2005---but his future has been
clouded since the US Anti-Doping
Agency report last year that led to
Lance Armstrong being banned for
life from cycling and stripped of
his seven Tour de France titles.
McQuaid denies allegations by
USADA that UCI helped cover up
some suspicious samples from the
American, but his reputation has
still been hit and he has been
accused of closing his eyes to the
endemic doping culture in the
That is one of the key issues
Cookson vowed to tackle when he
launched his manifesto in Paris, in
a building located yards from where
UCI was founded in 1900.
"Brian Cookson s manifesto is
proposing nothing new on inde-
pendent anti-doping, because the
WADA code simply does not per-
mit the UCI, or indeed any other
international federation, to create
an independent anti-doping body,"
McQuaid continued in a strongly
"Brian s proposal," the Irishman
added, "that the UCI must remove
itself from the management of anti-
doping is a nice sound-bite, but
it demonstrates how little he
understands about the WADA code
and the UCI s responsibility as a
signatory to the code."
Cookson s other pledges included
developing cycling worldwide,
developing women s cycling and
overhauling the structure of elite
men s road cycling
In his statement, McQuaid called
on Cookson to provide more thor-
ough explanations on his pledges
for independent testing and estab-
lishing a Truth and Reconciliation
commission, and questioned how
Cookson would fund his propos-
als.British Cycling said Cookson
wouldn t be responding immedi-
ately to McQuaid s remarks. (AP)
McQuaid attacks rival in
UCI presidential race
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