Points by match:
|4 Feb 2009||Wellington||4||Central D||0||Table | Match|
|6 Feb 2009||Otago||4||Wellington||0||Table | Match|
|8 Feb 2009||Canterbury||4||Auckland||0||Table | Match|
|11 Feb 2009||Central D||4||Northern D||0||Table | Match|
|13 Feb 2009||Auckland||4||Otago||0||Table | Match|
|15 Feb 2009||Otago||4||Northern D||0||Table | Match|
|18 Feb 2009||Auckland||4||Wellington||0||Table | Match|
|20 Feb 2009||Wellington||2||Central D||2||Table | Match|
|22 Feb 2009||Canterbury||4||Central D||0||Table | Match|
Win - 4
Loss - 0
In the event of teams finishing on equal points, the right to play in the final will be determined as follows:
The team with the highest net run rate.
A team's net run rate is calculated by deducting from the average runs per over scored by that team over the series, the average runs per over scored against that team over the series. (The calculation of net run rate = Team run rate per over less Opponents run rate per over.) In the event of a team being all out in less than its full quota of overs, the calculation of its net run rate shall be based on the full quota of overs to which it would have been entitled and not on the number of overs in which the team was dismissed.
Dale Steyn on relationships, his beard, how growing up in the bush shaped him, and what attracted him to fast bowling
Do fast bowlers need verbal fisticuffs to generate aggression? Does sending a nightwatchman in always make sense? Is surpassing 100mph even possible?
Attacking play - particularly bowling - has been the team's hallmark down the decades, but not anymore it would seem
The boy from Burnley with magic in his wrist has surpassed all before him - with luck we will be able to enjoy his skill and application for a few more years yet
Azhar Ali's early steps in captaincy will be analysed extensively but he needs time to step out of the large shadows of Misbah-ul-Haq and Shahid Afridi
For New Zealand's wild child, there is probably no better place than county cricket right now
His current game is extremely premeditated, so as to delay taking risks, and it robs the innings of all natural flow