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Vettori glad he quit captaincy, one-dayers

Daniel Vettori, the New Zealand left-arm spinner, has said he enjoyed playing his first Test since resigning from the captaincy after the 2011 World Cup

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Martin one of NZ's best-ever Test bowlers - Vettori

Former New Zealand captain Daniel Vettori has showered generous praise on fast bowler Chris Martin, who became only the fourth New Zealand bowler to take 200 Test wickets

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Zimbabwe v New Zealand, only Test, Bulawayo, 5th day

Ross Taylor lauds team for showing self-belief

New Zealand captain Ross Taylor praised his players for not losing hope as Zimbabwe made a fist of a stiff chase of 366 on the final day of the one-off Test in Bulawayo on Saturday

Zimbabwe v New Zealand, only Test, Bulawayo, 4th day

Zimbabwe face tall target on final day

Zimbabwe's will chase a daunting 305 on the final day with eight wickets in hand, after Doug Bracewell made two crucial breaches in an intense start to the fourth innings in Bulawayo

Zimbabwe v New Zealand, only Test, Bulawayo, 3rd day

Zimbabwe strike after conceding big lead

Zimbabwe were bowled out 113 runs adrift in the first innings, but clawed back towards parity with two early blows in the second dig leaving New Zealand effectively 141 for 2, with two days to play

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Zimbabwe v Pakistan, only Test, Bulawayo, 2nd day

Situation required me to be positive - Dean Brownlie

Dean Brownlie, who made 63 on debut in Bulawayo, said he was pleased with his performance and had played according to the situation, which required New Zealand to score briskly

Zimbabwe v New Zealand, only Test, Bulawayo, 2nd day

Zimbabwe steady in reply to NZ's 426

Zimbabwe ran through the lower half of the New Zealand batting, limiting the damage that Daniel Vettori and Dean Brownlie threatened to do in a brisk sixth-wicket partnership revived the stalled innings

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Zimbabwe v New Zealand, only Test, Bulawayo, 1st day

Guptill expects pitch to deteriorate

Martin Guptill, the New Zealand opener, has said he expects the pitch at the Queens Sports Club in Bulawayo to deteriorate as the Test progresses

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Zimbabwe v NZ, only Test, Bulawayo, 1st day

Want to take it ball by ball on debut - Brownlie

Dean Brownlie, who made his Test debut for New Zealand today in the one-off Test against Zimbabwe, has said he would like to cement a place in the squad ahead the tour of Australia next month