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Points by match:
|9 Nov 2011||Auckland||17||Northern D||4||Table | Match|
|10 Nov 2011||Wellington||7||Central D||3||Table | Match|
|16 Nov 2011||Northern D||20||Wellington||1||Table | Match|
|17 Nov 2011||Canterbury||8||Auckland||5||Table | Match|
|23 Nov 2011||Canterbury||5||Central D||4||Table | Match|
|2 Dec 2011||Auckland||7||Central D||6||Table | Match|
|20 Feb 2012||Northern D||18||Central D||4||Table | Match|
|27 Feb 2012||Northern D||16||Canterbury||4||Table | Match|
|5 Mar 2012||Northern D||3||Otago||2||Table | Match|
|12 Mar 2012||Canterbury||17||Central D||4||Table | Match|
|21 Mar 2012||Otago||4||Canterbury||4||Table | Match|
|29 Mar 2012||Central D||18||Northern D||4||Table | Match|
In all Plunket Shield matches points shall be scored as follows:
Bonus Points only will apply for each team's first innings only up to the end of 110 overs. There is no compulsory declaration.
Batting Points - 1 point at 250 runs, 2 points at 300 runs, 3 points at 350 runs, 4 points at 400 runs.
Bowling Points - 1 point at 3 wickets, 2 points at 5 wickets, 3 points at 7 wickets, 4 points at 9 wickets.
No other points apply for the first innings.
A drawn match will earn the bonus points only for each team, including matches that end before both first innings are completed.
Outright Win 12 points to be added to the bonus points earned. Outright Tie 6 points to each team plus bonus points earned.
Abandoned match - a match being abandoned without any play having taken place - 2 points.
In a match that commences with 10 hours or less playing time remaining, then the first innings of both teams shall automatically be forfeited, and the teams shall play a one innings match (not limited overs) for 6 points (3 each for a tie), with NO bonus points applicable. Should the match end as a No Result then each team = 2 points.
The thrills are rather low-octane, the skills are a bit lightweight, and the tournament overly India-centric
Twenty years on, Shivnarine Chanderpaul continues to be understated, underestimated. And that doesn't bother him. What's not to like?
Also, high scores and low averages, most ducks in international cricket, and the 12-year-old Test player
Of the 85 Tests that Bangladesh have played so far, they've lost 70 and won just four. Those stats are easily the worst among all teams when they'd played as many Tests
Former New Zealand seamer Gavin Larsen talks about wobbly seam-up bowling, the 1992 World Cup, and his role in the next tournament
Kids mimic the cricket heroes of the day, so the problem of throwing must be tackled before players reach the first-class level
Both teams face contrasting opponents in their next Test series. While West Indies will be tested against stronger teams, Bangladesh have it easier but without much to gain