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New Zealand v India, 2nd Test, Napier

Fungus forces Napier pitch to be moved

Mar 23, 2009: A fungus growth has forced curators at McLean Park to shift the pitch for the second Test between New Zealand and India so as to keep the affected areas outside the playing zone

ESPNcricinfo staff

Ross Taylor

Napier memories

Jun 2, 2008: Dropping Hayden, getting an autograph from Greatbatch, and more

New Zealand v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Napier, 5th day

Malinga shines but Test drawn

Apr 8, 2005: Lasith Malinga gave Sri Lanka an outside chance of a remarkable win but some dogged batting from Lou Vincent and Stephen Fleming steered New Zealand to a draw on the final day at Napier

The Bulletin by Charlie Austin

New Zealand v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Napier, 3rd day

Atapattu and Jayawardene prosper

Apr 6, 2005: Marvan Atapattu and Mahela Jayawardene struck hundreds to pull Sri Lanka out of a difficult position and into one from where they could get close to New Zealand's tall score

The Bulletin by Charlie Austin

New Zealand v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Napier, 3rd day

Atapattu and Jayawardene prosper

Apr 6, 2005: Marvan Atapattu and Mahela Jayawardene struck hundreds to pull Sri Lanka out of a difficult position and into one from where they could get close to New Zealand's tall score

The Bulletin by Charlie Austin

New Zealand v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Napier, 2nd day

Astle and McCullum wrest control

Apr 5, 2005: Nathan Astle scored his tenth Test century and Brendon McCullum came agonizingly close to scoring his second as New Zealand piled on the runs during the second afternoon

The Bulletin by Charlie Austin

New Zealand v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Napier

New Zealand make watchful start

Apr 4, 2005: The tsunami-postponed Test series started with a battling first session after New Zealand, relieved to have waved goodbye to Ricky Ponting's formidable Australian team, made a watchful start with the bat after winning the toss

The Bulletin by Charlie Austin

New Zealand v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Napier

Marshall twins bolster New Zealand

Apr 4, 2005: New Zealand's fuzzy-haired Marshall twins helped restore their team's bruised confidence on the first day of the postponed Sri Lanka series

The Bulletin by Charlie Austin

New Zealand v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Napier

New Zealand bat first in Napier

Apr 3, 2005: New Zealand, keen to return to winning ways after their 2-0 defeat by Australia, won the toss and batted first at Napier against a Sri Lanka team short of match practice

The Bulletin by Charlie Austin

New Zealand v Australia, 5th ODI, Napier

Unbearably too good

Mar 5, 2005: Australia should be removed from all official championships and only allowed to defend their World Cup title

Commentary by Andrew McLean

New Zealand v Australia, 5th ODI, Napier

Brett Lee unleashes his fastest delivery

Mar 5, 2005: Brett Lee unleashed his fastest-ever delivery by clocking 160.8kmh in the first over of New Zealand's innings at Napier

ESPNcricinfo staff

New Zealand v Australia, 5th ODI, Napier

Ponting delivers the whitewash

Mar 5, 2005: Australia sealed a 5-0 series victory over New Zealand with a massive 347 for 5 and a frightening early bowling display that earned them a 122-run win

The Bulletin by Peter English

New Zealand v Pakistan, 4th ODI, Napier

New Zealand romp to series win

Jan 13, 2004: A target of 126 was never a problem for New Zealand and they romped home with plenty to spare in the fourth one-dayer at Napier

The Wisden Bulletin by Siddhartha Vaidyanathan

England's New Zealand tour schedule Feb-Mar 2002

Aug 8, 2001: Sat 2-Mon 4 v Otago at Carisbrook, Dunedin Thu 7-Sat 9 v Canterbury at Christchurch Wed 13-Sun 17 v CLEAR Black Caps 1st Test at Jade Stadium, Christchurch Thu 21-Mon 25 v CLEAR Black Caps 2nd Test at Basin Reserve, Wellington

ECB Media Release

New Zealand hosts Bangladesh and England for the National Bank Series

Aug 2, 2001: New Zealand Cricket will host Bangladesh for two Tests, and England for five One Day Internationals and three Tests in The National Bank Series this summer.

New Zealand Cricket

Fireworks and congestion the bane of turf managers

Jul 5, 2001: Even a decade ago, cricket groundsmen would have laughed at the idea that knowledge of fireworks, logo painting and the chemical deterrence of dew would be an essential part of their craft

Peter Hoare

2nd Match, New Zealand v Pakistan, Statistical Highlights

Feb 21, 2001: It was the 1690th ODI in cricket history

Rajneesh Gupta

1st Match, New Zealand v Sri Lanka, Statistical Highlights

Feb 6, 2001: It was the 1680th ODI in cricket history

Rajneesh Gupta

Fit Allott looks to take career all the way

Sep 19, 2000: Geoff Allott might have shared the honours with Shane Warne as the best bowlers of the 1999 World Cup but it's been a long haul for Allott to get himself back into the fitness frame to pick up his career

Lynn McConnell

Mercy for England women as tour ends

Feb 23, 2000: Twelve games in 28 days in two countries for one win and eleven losses

Rick Eyre
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