Close of Play

  • Sun, 21 Oct - day 1 - Australian Capital Territory President's XII 1st innings 280/3 (JK Smith 145*, GM Lambert 18*, 99 ov)
  • Mon, 22 Oct - day 2 - New Zealand 1st innings 133/1 (MD Bell 44*, MS Sinclair 51*, 52 ov)
  • Tue, 23 Oct - day 3 - Australian Capital Territory President's XII 2nd innings 39/0 (12 ov) - end of match

Match Notes

  • Kiwis lament loss of Vettori for first two Tests

    New Zealand's bowling attack looks as fragile as Daniel Vettori's ankle after the left-arm spinner was forced home from the cricket tour of Australia just two weeks before the first Test in Brisbane.

  • Kiwis have couple of days they'd rather forget

    New Zealand manager Jeff Crowe has learnt to be philosophical about bad days in cricket but he can't have suffered many worse than today's effort against a lowly ACT President's XI at Manuka Oval.