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New Zealand v Pakistan, Group E, World Twenty20, Barbados

Grit over glamour for New Zealand

May 8, 2010: There are teams with more talent and flair at this tournament than New Zealand, yet no one can surpass them for their resilience

Andrew McGlashan in Bridgetown

New Zealand v Pakistan, Group E, World Twenty20, Barbados

New Zealand clinch last-ball thriller

May 8, 2010: In a tournament of largely one-sided matches, New Zealand pulled off their second nail-biting victory and their first Twenty20 win over defending champions Pakistan

The Bulletin by Siddarth Ravindran

HRV Cup 2009-10, 9th day

Ian Butler's record six downs Auckland

Jan 15, 2010: A round-up of the ninth day's games of the HRV Cup, New Zealand's domestic Twenty20 competition

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HRV Cup 2009-10, 4th day

Jacob Oram and Owais Shah star in wins

Jan 6, 2010: A round-up of the fourth day's games of the HRV Cup

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New Zealand v Pakistan, Champions Trophy, semi-final, Jo'burg

Nerveless Vettori and Elliott lead New Zealand to final

Oct 3, 2009: Grant Elliott and Daniel Vettori guided an amazingly thin batting line-up to a modest target

The Bulletin by Sidharth Monga

Butler bounces back

Sep 10, 2009: He's gone from young fast bowler to injury casualty to allrounder. Now Ian Butler's back to the big time, and he's still got time on his side

Jamie Alter

Plays of the day

Blow by blow

Jun 9, 2009: Cricinfo presents the plays of the day from the ICC World Twenty20 match between New Zealand and South Africa at Lord's

Andrew McGlashan at Lord's

New Zealand v Scotland, ICC World Twenty20, Group D, The Oval

New Zealand blast their way past Scotland

Jun 6, 2009: Scotland set a challenging target, but New Zealand's big-hitters knocked off the runs in style

The Bulletin by Siddarth Ravindran

New Zealand v India, 5th ODI, Auckland

A lot at stake for New Zealand bowlers

Mar 12, 2009: New Zealand's bemused bowlers play a dead rubber in Auckland on Saturday that has a lot at stake for them. A win will help them restore some credibility, Daniel Vettori had said minutes after Virender Sehwag smote his side into submission in Hamilton on W

Sidharth Monga in Auckland

India in New Zealand 2008-09

Injured Butler out of NZ squad

Mar 9, 2009: Fast bowler Ian Butler has been left out of New Zealand's squad for the 4th ODI against India in Hamilton on March 11 because of an injury

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India in New Zealand 2008-09

Butler makes comeback to one-day squad

Feb 28, 2009: While Nathan McCullum and Ewen Thompson failed to make the move up to New Zealand's one-day squad, Ian Butler made a comeback after five years for the first of three ODIs against India starting March 3

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New Zealand in Australia 2008-09

Franklin and Butler join Twenty20 squad

Feb 12, 2009: New Zealand have rung the changes ahead of their Twenty20 match against Australia, bringing in four players who have not been part of the Chappell-Hadlee Series

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Otago v North Districts, State Shield final, Hamilton

Yovich and Aldridge take Northern Districts to title

Jan 31, 2009: Joseph Yovich and Graeme Aldridge helped table-toppers Northern Districts to their fifth State Shield title in 14 years - their first since 2004-05

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New Zealand domestic season 2008-09

NZ associations announce contracted players

Jul 15, 2008: The six major associations in New Zealand's domestic circuit have announced their list of contracted players for the 2007-08 season besides the centrally-contracted players with New Zealand Cricket

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Windward Islands v Barbados, KFC Cup, 2nd semi-final

Smith and Butler lead Windward into final

Feb 16, 2007: Ian Butler and Devon Smith turned in stellar performances with the ball and bat to cement Windward Islands' spot in the KFC Cup final against Trinidad

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State Shield Round 4

Otago clinch two-wicket thriller against Auckland

Jan 3, 2007: A summary of Round 4 of the State Shield matches

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Surgery not an option for struggling fast bowler

Butler forced to rely on medical advances

Nov 16, 2006: Ian Butler, the New Zealand fast bowler, has been reduced to relying on medical advances in an attempt to revive his international career

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Spine injury puts bowler under pressure

Butler likely to miss entire season

Nov 29, 2005: Ian Butler, the New Zealand fast bowler, is likely to be ruled out for the southern summer season with a back injury, according to Bruce Blair, his first class provincial coach


Squad of 20 named for 2005-06

Sinclair and Butler miss NZ contract list

Jun 1, 2005: Mathew Sinclair and Ian Butler have been dumped from New Zealand's 20-man list of contracted players

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15 players get endorsement deals

West Indian cricketers receive Smasher sponsorship

Feb 25, 2005: Citing great potential in West Indies cricket, Smasher Sports, a UK-based company, has decided to sponsor fifteen West Indian players, and they are hoping to rope in several more during the season

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