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New Zealand's ICC Champions Trophy 2006 campaign
ICC Champions Trophy 2006
First Semi-Final, AUS vs NZ: Australia in Finals
Nov 01, 2006Australia reached their first Champions Final with a 34-run victory over New Zealand in Mohali. They made 240/9 in 50 overs in the first semifinal on Wednesday and then restricted New Zealand to 206 with 4 overs to spare.
Australia recovered from 4-2 as Ricky Ponting and Andrew Symonds both hit 58s, but lost wickets at regular intervals. Chasing 241 for victory, the Kiwis tumbled to 35-6, Glenn McGrath taking 3-22 in a 10-over spell.
Jacob Oram (43) and Daniel Vettori (79) shared a seventh-wicket stand of 103 and the lower order kept thrashing boundaries. The loss put an end to New Zealand hopes of another shot at the title they won in Kenya six years ago. Australia (Playing XI) : Ricky Ponting (Captain), Adam Gilchrist, Nathan Bracken, Michael Clarke, Mitchell Johnson, Michael Hussey, Brett Lee, Damien Martyn, Glenn McGrath, Shane Watson, Andrew Symonds.
New Zealand (Playing XI) : Stephen Fleming (Captain), Nathan Astle, Lou Vincent, Brendon McCullum, Peter Fulton, Hamish Marshall, Kyle Mills, Jacob Oram, James Franklin, Daniel Vettori, Shane Bond.
ICC Champions Trophy semi-final, Mohali: Australia 240-9 (50 overs) beat New Zealand 206 (46 overs) by 34 runs
Australia has upper hand in first semifinal
Oct 31, 2006Australians are the clear favourites in the Champions Trophy semifinals on Wednesday against New Zealand in Mohali. Australia team (from) : Ricky Ponting (Captain), Adam Gilchrist (wicket-keeper), Simon Katich, Michael Hussey, Andrew Symonds, Damien Martyn, Michael Clarke, Shane Watson, Brett Lee, Brad Hogg, Nathan Bracken, Dan Cullen (replaced Stuart Clark), Glenn McGrath and Mitchell Johnson
New Zealand team (from) : Stephen Fleming (Captain), Nathan Astle, Shane Bond, James Franklin, Peter Fulton, Mark Gillespie, Brendon McCullum (wicket-keeper), Hamish Marshall, Kyle Mills, Jacob Oram, Jeetan Patel, Scott Styris, Daniel Vettori and Lou Vincent
Group B, Match 5 NZ vs PAK: Kiwis beat Pakistan to make semis
Oct 25, 2006Pakistan were all out for 223 in 46.3 overs, chasing New Zealand's formidable 274 for seven at Mohali. Scott Styris and Stephen Fleming both hit half-centuries in a pitch where early conditions helped the Pakistani Pace attack. With this win New Zealand reached the Semis at the expense of Sri Lanka. The result leaves Pakistan needing to beat South Africa in their final group game to qualify for the semi-finals.
Pakistan were struggling at 83-4 before Mohammad Yousuf (71) and Shoaib Malik (52) added a vital fifth-wicket stand of 96. New Zealand (Playing XI): Stephen Fleming (Captain), Nathan Astle, Lou Vincent, Scott Styris, Brendon McCullum, Peter Fulton, Kyle Mills, Jacob Oram, James Franklin, Daniel Vettori, Shane Bond.
Pakistan (Playing XI): Younis Khan (Captain), Mohammad Yousuf, Abdul Razzaq, Rao Iftikar Anjum, Imran Farhat, Kamran Akmal, Mohammad Hafeez, Rana Naved-ul-Hasan, Shahid Afridi, Shoaib Malik, Umar Gul.
ICC Champions Trophy, Mohali: New Zealand 274-7 (50 overs) bt Pakistan 223 (46.3 overs) by 51 runs
Pakistan could miss speedsters on bouncy Mohali pitch
Oct 24, 2006When Pakistan take on New Zealand in the ICC Champions Trophy one-day international encounter at the Punjab Cricket Association (PCA) ground, Mohali Wednesday, they will definitely miss the services of fast bowlers Shoaib Akhtar and Mohammed Asif on a "hard-rolled and bouncy track".
Till Monday evening, it was not the Pakistani side which was going the extra yard to practice in the early winter chill of north India. Though some Pakistan players did come out to practice later in the evening, it was the New Zealanders who sweated it out at the nets. The Pakistan side, which has been camping in Chandigarh, 10 km from here, since Thursday, has not had a full-fledged cricket practice over the last four days. All that the Pakistan players did was to have some fielding practice for two hours in a stadium in Chandigarh, play football, watch a couple of Hindi movies, do sight-seeing and shopping, enjoy Diwali festivities and dine at the residence of their liaison officer.
New Zealand will depend a lot on the services of paceman Shane Bond on the grassy, bouncy pitch here. It is here Pakistan will miss their real fast bowlers - Shoaib Akhtar and Mohammed Asif - both of whom made an unceremonious exit from the Champions trophy with bowling a single delivery after testing positive for doping. Pakistan's bowling coach Waqar Younis said that the side was also trying to concentrate on the batting department. New Zealand team (from): Stephen Fleming (Captain), Nathan Astle, Shane Bond, James Franklin, Peter Fulton, Mark Gillespie, Brendon McCullum (wicket-keeper), Hamish Marshall, Kyle Mills, Jacob Oram, Jeetan Patel, Scott Styris, Daniel Vettori and Lou Vincent
Pakistan team (from) : Younis Khan (Captain), Mohammad Yousuf, Abdul Razzaq, Faisal Iqbal, Shahid Afridi, Shoaib Malik, Rana Naved, Kamran Akmal (wicket-keeper), Imran Farhat, Umar Gul, Mohammad Hafeez and Rao Iftikhar Anjum.
Group B, Match 3 NZ vs SL: Sri Lanka keep semi hopes alive
Oct 20, 2006Chasing 166 in the must-win match after losing their opener to Pakistan, Sri Lanka reached the target against New Zealand with 14 overs to spare in ICC Champions Trophy at Mumbai.
Kumar Sangakkara and Marvan Atapattu remained unbeaten on 19 and 10, respectively at the end of the innings. The first session of play saw yet another Muttiah Muralitharan show as he picked up four wickets for 22 runs from his 10 overs and was adjudged the Man of the Match. New Zealand were dismissed for 165 in 49.2 overs with the last wicket pair of Daniel Vettori and Jeetan Patel putting up 47 crucial runs to take their team past the 150-run mark. New Zealand team (Playing XI): N Astle, L Vincent, S Fleming (Captain), P Fulton, H Marshall, M Gillespie, B McCullum (Wicket Keeper), S Styris, J Franklin, D Vettori, J Oram, K Mills, J Patel, S Bond
Sri Lanka team (Playing XI): U Tharanga, S Jayasuriya, M Jayawardene (Captain), K Sangakkara (Wicket Keeper), M Atapattu, T Dilshan, K Kapugedera, F Maharoof, D Fernando, L Malinga, M Muralitharan, P Perera, M Bandara, C Vaas
ICC Champions Trophy, Group B, Mumbai: Sri Lanka 166-3 beat New Zealand 165 by seven wickets
Bond still in doubt at ICC Champions Trophy
Oct 19, 2006Pace bowler Shane Bond remains in doubt for New Zealand's next ICC Champions Trophy cricket match against Sri Lanka on Friday due to a continuing back problem.
Black Caps coach John Bracewell said Bond bowled seven overs in a light workout at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai, India, and still felt a bit stiff. He said they were in contact with a specialist in New Zealand and the Canterbury paceman would have another bowl overnight, unless the stiffness persisted.
Bond, 31, has a history of back problems and missed the Black Caps' opening match in the tournament against South Africa yesterday. The Black Caps won by 87 runs. Meanwhile, all rounder Scott Styris remained in doubt for Sri Lanka with a back strain and slight hamstring twinge. Lara's West Indies could only muster 80 runs against Sri Lanka at Brabourne Stadium on Saturday and yesterday Smith slammed the pitch after his team went down to New Zealand. New Zealand team (from) : Stephen Fleming (capt.), Nathan Astle, Shane Bond, James Franklin, Peter Fulton, Mark Gillespie, Brendon McCullum, Hamish Marshall, Kyle Mills, Jacob Oram, Jeetan Patel, Scott Styris, Daniel Vettori, Lou Vincent
Sri Lanka team (from) : Mahela Jayawardene (capt.), Marvan Atapattu, Sanath Jayasuriya, Upul Tharanga, Kumar Sangakkara, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Chamara Kapugedara, Farveez Maharoof, Chaminda Vaas, Ruchira Perera, Dilhara Fernando, Lasith Malinga, Muttiah Muralitharan and Malinga Bandara.
Group B, Match 1 NZ vs SA: Fleming guides New Zealand to victory
Oct 16, 2006South Africa lost by 87 runs chasing New Zealand's 195 on an ultra slow wicket that took plenty of spin. South Africa won the toss and sent New Zealand to bat first. Fleming with 89 top scored with 11 fours while Kallis was the pick of the South African bowling with 3 for 28 in 7 overs. South Africa were then bowled out for 108. South Africa (Playing XI): G C Smith, H H Gibbs, H H Dippenaar, J H Kallis, M V Boucher, J M Kemp, S M Pollock, A J Hall, R J Peterson, A Nel, M Ntini
New Zealand (Playing XI): S P Fleming, N J Astle, L Vincent, P G Fulton, H J H Marshall, J D P Oram, B B McCullum, D L Vettori, J E C Franklin, K D Mills, J S Patel
Champions Trophy, Group B, Mumbai: New Zealand 195 beat South Africa 108 by 87 runs
ICC Champions Trophy Cricket 2006
Oct 7 to Nov 5 2006Qualifying round
New Zealand Team1. Stephen Fleming (Captain), 2. Nathan Astle, 3. Shane Bond, 4. James Franklin, 5. Peter Fulton, 6. Mark Gillespie, 7. Brendon McCullum (Wicket Keeper), 8. Hamish Marshall, 9. Kyle Mills, 10. Jacob Oram, 11. Jeetan Patel, 12. Scott Styris, 13. Daniel Vettori, 14. Lou Vincent
New Zealand Match SchedulesCurrent ODI Ranking: 4
October 16, 2006 vs South Africa Mumbai
October 20, 2006 vs Qualifier 1 Mumbai
October 25, 2006 vs Pakistan Mohali
New Zealand Past ICC Champions Trophy RecordMatches Played: 9
Matches Won: 6
Matches Lost: 3
Performance in 2004: Group Stage
Performance in 2002: Group Stage
Performance in 2000: Winners
Performance in 1998: Quarter-Finalists