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New Zealand Strengthen Spin Attack, Include Jeetan Patel In 13-Man Squad Vs South Africa
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New Zealand Strengthen Spin Attack, Include Jeetan Patel In 13-Man Squad Vs South Africa

New Zealand have boosted their spin options against South Africa by including Jeetan Patel in a 13-man squad for the three-Test series against the Proteas beginning next week.

Bangladesh vs New Zealand: Jeetan Patel Joins ODI Squad
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Bangladesh vs New Zealand: Jeetan Patel Joins ODI Squad

New Zealand coach Mike Hesson said the selection of Jeetan Patel was made keeping in mind the conditions at Saxton Oval and the number of left-handers present in the Bangladesh line-up

Mark Craig Out Of India vs New Zealand Series, Jeetan Patel Comes In
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Mark Craig Out Of India vs New Zealand Series, Jeetan Patel Comes In

Mark Craig, who suffered a side strain while bowling during the second innings of the Kanpur Test between India-New Zealand, will return home to undergo a rehabilitation programme. Jeetan Patel, who last played a Test in 2013, has been called in as his replacement

Shivnarine Chanderpaul misses ton in practice match in New Zealand
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Shivnarine Chanderpaul misses ton in practice match in New Zealand

The diminutive 39-year-old scored an impressive 89 as West Indies XI declared at 230/6

Gautam Gambhir fails to fire once again in County cricket
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Gautam Gambhir fails to fire once again in County cricket

Playing for Essex, Gambhir's search for elusive form extended as he struggled for the fourth time. His scores so far are 31, 21, 2 and 0.

Left on the sidelines, Gautam Gambhir off to Essex
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Left on the sidelines, Gautam Gambhir off to Essex

Gautam Gambhir will replace New Zealand's Hamish Rutherford as the County's overseas player.

New Zealand Cricket names 20 contracted players
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New Zealand Cricket names 20 contracted players

Promising all-rounder Corey Anderson, Test opening batsman Hamish Rutherford, fast bowler Mitchell McLenaghan, the versatile Tom Latham and Colin Munro and veteran left-arm spinner Bruce Martin have all been included for the first time on the list of players who will be paid retainers.

1st T20, Statistical highlights: New Zealand score first 200-plus total away from home
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1st T20, Statistical highlights: New Zealand score first 200-plus total away from home

It were New Zealand's Brendon McCullum and Hamish Rutherford who stole the show from England despite valiant effort from Luke Wright and Ravi Bopara.

1st T20: Brendon McCullum hails Hamish Rutherford as New Zealand edge England
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1st T20: Brendon McCullum hails Hamish Rutherford as New Zealand edge England

England needed six for a tie off the last ball that would have forced a 'super-over' but that proved beyond Ravi Bopara, who finished on 30 not out as New Zealand took a 1-0 lead in this two-match series.

3rd Test, Day 1: Peter Fultons century leads New Zealand to 250-1
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3rd Test, Day 1: Peter Fulton's century leads New Zealand to 250-1

Fulton made his test debut in 2006 and played 10 tests, with a highest score of 75 and an average of 20, before losing his place in New Zealand's revolving door for test openers. He won a recall for this series, four years after his last test, and cemented his place Friday with an innings of technique and character.

No Doug Bracewell as New Zealand unchanged for 2nd England Test
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No Doug Bracewell as New Zealand unchanged for 2nd England Test

Spinner Bruce Martin and opening batsman Hamish Rutherford both made their Test debuts in Dunedin, with Rutherford hitting 171 in his first innings, the seventh highest debut in Test history, and Martin taking five wickets.

Cook, Compton lead Englands fightback with gritty centuries
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Cook, Compton lead England's fightback with gritty centuries

Cook led his team's gritty fightback with an outstanding century, achieved in 294 minutes from 221 balls with 13 fours. But Compton's supporting and complementary innings was equally important and impressive.

Stats Pack: Rutherford debut ton breaks many Test records
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Stats Pack: Rutherford debut ton breaks many Test records

Hamish Rutherford scored a Test century on debut to put New Zealand in a commanding position after third day of the first Test against England in Dunedin on Friday. Here are few of the statistical highlights from the day's play.

Hamish Rutherford plays down dazzling ton on debut
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Hamish Rutherford plays down dazzling ton on debut

Rutherford, the son of former Black Caps captain Ken, said he deliberately kept his celebrations muted after becoming only the ninth New Zealander to score a century on debut, briefly raising his bat to mark the milestone.

1st Test, Day 3: Rutherford debut ton gives New Zealand massive lead over England
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1st Test, Day 3: Rutherford debut ton gives New Zealand massive lead over England

The 23-year-old Rutherford batted for five hours and 40 minutes, hit 22 fours and three sixes in an outstanding debut innings.

1st Test, Day 2: Debutants Hamish Rutherford, Bruce Martin rattle England
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1st Test, Day 2: Debutants Hamish Rutherford, Bruce Martin rattle England

Kiwi opener Rutherford made 77 in his first Test innings and Peter Fulton was 46 not out as New Zealand closed within 36 runs of England's total. Earlier left-arm spinner Bruce Martin scalped 4 wickets.

Watling shines as England fall to New Zealand XI in Test warm-up
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Watling shines as England fall to New Zealand XI in Test warm-up

Stuart Broad produced a glimmer of hope when he bowled Carl Cachopa for a duck before Neil Broom (41) settled in with Latham to lead New Zealand out of trouble.

Franklin, Patel dropped for first Test vs England; Rutherford in
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Franklin, Patel dropped for first Test vs England; Rutherford in

Rutherford, the son of Ken Rutherford, the former New Zealand captain, is likely to partner Peter Fulton at the top of the order.

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