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New Zealand Cricket News December 2005
Astle and McMillan dropped by NZ
Dec 23 2005Nathan Astle and Craig McMillan have been dropped by New Zealand for the first two one-dayers against Sri Lanka.
Peter Fulton, 26, who has one previous one-day cap, and uncapped opener Jamie How, 24, were named in a 13-man squad. All-rounder Andre Adams and fast bowler Shane Bond return after injuries, while captain Stephen Fleming is in the squad despite concerns over a finger injury. The four-match series, which was put back after last year's Asian tsunami, begins on 31 December in Queenstown. Canterbury's Fulton, who made nine against Bangladesh in Chittagong in November 2004, and Central Districts batsman How have been in good form in domestic cricket. Astle has scored only 102 runs in his last seven one-day innings, while McMillan managed 20 in the three one-dayers against Australia earlier this month.
New Zealand squad: Stephen Fleming (Captain), Andre Adams, Shane Bond, Chris Cairns, Peter Fulton, Jamie How, Hamish Marshall, Brendon McCullum, Kyle Mills, Jacob Oram, Scott Styris, Daniel Vettori, Lou Vincent.
New Zealand revel in record win
Dec 10 2005Brendon McCullum called New Zealand's win over Australia the best moment of his career after the Black Caps chased a one-day international record 332. Wicket-keeper McCullum dropped Aussie skipper Ricky Ponting early in the game but then smashed 50 from 25 balls. McCullum shared an unbroken eight-wicket stand of 74 in just six overs with stand-in captain Daniel Vettori. The duo came together after man of the match Scott Styris hit 101 from 96 balls. Australia, who won the series 2-1, were magnanimous in defeat.
HIGHEST SUCCESSFUL CHASES332-8 New Zealand v Australia, Christchurch, 2005/06
330-7 Australia v South Africa, Port Elizabeth, 2001/02
326-8 India v England, Lord's, 2002
325-5 India v West Indies, Ahmedabad, 2002/03
319-7 Pakistan v India, Ahmedabad, 2004/05