Moon Cricket – 5th ODI in Wellington – New Zealand v Pakistan

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Pakistan Tour of New Zealand

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5TH ODI AT THE BASIN RESERVE, WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND

New Zealand 271-7 (50) (Guptill 100 Taylor 59)

Pakistan 256 (49) (Sohail 63 Khan 54 Henry 4-53)

NEW ZEALAND WIN BY 15 RUNS

NEW ZEALAND WIN THE SERIES 5-0

New Zealand completed a 5-0 whitewash coming through the most competitive game of the series in Wellington against Pakistan. New Zealand posted 271-7 with Martin Guptill ending the series in style with a century including 10 fours and 1 six. He was supported by Ross Taylor with 59. In response Pakistan looked like they may collapse at 57-5 but the lower order fought back. Haris Sohail with 62 steadied the ship and when Shabab Khan got to his half century an upset win for the visitors looked possible. However Mitchel Santner took the key wicket of Khan who added just 4 more runs and Matt Henry took the final wicket at the end of the 49th over giving him 4 wickets. It meant the hosts won by 15 runs and finished off a totally dominant series victory.

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Martin Guptill (New Zealand)

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Moon Cricket – 4th ODI – New Zealand v Pakistan

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Pakistan Tour of New Zealand

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4TH ODI AT SEDDON PARK, HAMILTON, NEW ZEALAND

Pakistan 262-8 (50) (Hafeez 81 Zaman 54 Ahmed 51 Sohail 50)

New Zealand 263-5 (45.5) (de Grandhomme 74* Munro 56 Nicholls 52*)

NEW ZEALAND WIN BY 5 WICKETS

NEW ZEALAND LEAD THE SERIES 4-0

Colin de Granhomme is the reason New Zealand will go for a whitewash after it looked like Pakistan were in position to claim a rare victory at Seddon Park n Hamilton. The visitors posted 262 for 8 with Mohmmad Hafeez again top scoring with 81. Three others got half centuries but none of them kicked on and in the end it cost them the game.

New Zealand looked in trouble at 154-5 but de Granhomme came together with Henry Nicholls and turned the match around. de Grandhomme hit his half century in just 25 balls and hit 5 sixes in his superb 74 Not out. Nicholls supported with 52 Not Out as the two put on a partnership of 109 to guide New Zealand home with 25 balls to spare. Ultimately Pakistan will rue not having anyone go on and score a century, a problem they have had all series.

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Colin de Grandhomme (New Zealand)

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Moon Cricket – 3rd ODI New Zealand v Pakistan

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PAKSITAN TOUR OF NEW ZEALAND

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3RD ODI – AT THE UNIVERSITY OVAL, DUNEDIN

New Zealand 257 (50) (Williamson 73 Taylor 52)

Pakistan 77 (27.2) (Boult 5-17)

NEW ZEALAND WIN BY 180 RUNS

NEW ZEALAND LEAD THE SERIES 3-0

New Zealand thrashed Pakistan to confirm a series victory with two games to spare in Dunedin. New Zealand posted 257 with Kane Williamson top scoring with 73. Ross Taylor (52) got a half century for the second game in a row. However the key was the Pakistan batting collapse. They were all out for just 77 with Trent Boult taking 5 wickets and no Pakistan batsman getting into the 20’s. New Zealand will be confident going into the final two games they can claim a total whitewash after this one sided affair.

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Trent Boult (New Zealand)

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Moon Cricket – 2nd ODI – New Zealand v Pakistan

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PAKISTAN TOUR OF NEW ZEALAND

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2ND ODI AT THE SAXTON OVAL, NELSON< NEW ZEALAND

Pakistan 246-9 (Haleez 60 Khan 52 Ali 51)

New Zealand 151-2 (Guptill 86*)

NEW ZEALAND WIN BY 8 WICKETS (D/L)

NEW ZEALAND LEAD THE SERIES 2-0

Martin Guptill returned to form to ensure New Zealand made short work of their adjusted target in Nelson. Pakistan batted first and a number of their batsman got in but did not go on to make a big score. Mohammad Hafeez (60) Shadab Khan (52) and Hasan Ali (51) all failed to convert getting to a half century into something big and as a result the score of 246-9 always looked short.

The hosts were set a target of 151 due to rain delays and Guptill set about the Pakistan bowlers. He hit 5 sixes in his 81 Not Out to ease New Zealand to an easy 8 Wicket victory.He was supported by Ross Taylor with 45 Not Out. The win continues New Zeland’s outstanding record on home soil in recent times. The hosts lead the 5 match series 2-0 and appear to be coasting to another victory. They will be particularly pleased that after a quiet spell as of late, Guptill is returning to top form.

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Martin Guptill (New Zealand)

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Moon Sport Round Up

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PDC WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL

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Rob Cross (England) 7

Phil Taylor (England) 2

At The Alexandra Palace, Harringay, London

There was no fairytale ending for Phil Taylor as he was crushed in his final ever match by Rob Cross, a 27 year old who had only been playing professionally for a year. Cross had beaten Michael Van Gerwin in an epic Semi Final but showed no signs of fatigue taking the first three sets before Taylor got on the board which included checkouts of 167 and 153.

Taylor had a chance to get back to 3-2 but missed a double 12 in the key leg and Cross punished it. Cross then blitzed through another two sets to go one away at 6-1.Taylor won the eighth set 3-0 but there was to be no comeback. Cross claimed the title with a 140 checkout which fittingly personified his entire performance.

Cross averaged over 107 and in some ways had done to Taylor what the Power has done to countless opponents over the years. Can Cross become the new long term face of darts? Who knows, but with young Jamie Lewis also reaching his first World Championship Semi Final along with the emergence of Cross, the long term future of Darts looks in good hands as the old master bows out.

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1ST ODI – Pakistan Tour of New Zealand

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1ST ODI – AT THE BASIN RESERVE, WELLINGTON

New Zealand 315-7 (50) (Williamson 115, Munro 58, Nicholls 50)

Pakistan 166-6 (30.1) (Zaman 82*)

NEW ZEALAND WIN BY 61 RUNS (D/L) AND LEAD THE SERIES 1-0

Kane Williamson was the star as his 115 led New Zealand to victory in a rain hit match in Wellington. Colin Munro and Henry Nichols also added half centuries as New Zealand put 315 on the board. Pakistan never got close to their adjusted target after a rain delay. Despite the efforts of Fakhar Zaman with 82 Not Out, the hosts were always in control. Tim Southee took three wickets for New Zealand as they ran out easy winners in the end.

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Kane Williamson (New Zealand)

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Tennis

Hopman Cup Final

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Switzerland 2

Germany 1

At The Perth Arena, Perth, Western Australia, Australia

Roger Federer led the way as Switzerland claimed their third Hopman Cup trophy in Perth. Facing Germany in the Final. Federer came from a set down to beat Alexader Zvarev to give Switzerland the lead. Germany leveled through Angelique Kerber beating Belinda Bencic.

This set up a doubles decider with the rules changed as it is four games not six to a set. The Swiss pair took it in straight sets with Federer paying tribute to Martina Hingis, who he said had a huge influence on his own belief that someone from a nation like Switzerland can have a great career in the game.

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Moon Of Liberty Cricket – 5th ODI – Australia v Pakistan

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ODI Game 5 in Adelaide – Australia v Pakistan

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Mammoth opening partnership blitzes Pakistan

An opening partnership of 284 between David Warner and Travis Head blew Pakistan away as Australia easily won the final ODI in Adelaide. Head was eventually out for 128 and Warner went on to get 179 including five sixes as the home side posted 369. In reply despite a brave 100 from Babar Azam they never got close. Mitchell Starc took four wickets as the visitors were bowled out for 312. The result means Australia claim the overall series 4-1.

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ODI Game 5At The Adelaide Oval, Adelaide, South Australia

Australia v Pakistan

Australia 369/7 – (50 Overs) – (Warner 179, Head 128)

Pakistan312 – (49.1 Overs) – (Azam 100, Khan 79, Starc 4-42)

Australia win by 57 runs

Australia win the series 4-1

MOON OF LIBERTY STAR MANDavid Warner (Australia)

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Moon Of Liberty Cricket – One Day Internationals

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3rd ODI in Kolkata – India v England

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Woakes holds his nerve to bowl England to victory

In a thrilling final one day international in the series Chris Woakes came back from a poor start to the key final over to help England avoid a series whitewash and claim their first win over India at any level on their current tour. England batted first with Jason Roy top scoring with 65 supported by Ben Stokes who was unbeaten on 57 as England posted 331. Nobody went on to get a big score once again and on a good pitch maybe they would end up just short again as a result? It looked that way going into the final over as Kedar Jadhav hit 10 off the first two balls being bowled by Woakes to move his own score to 90. It left India needing just 6 off the final four balls. Woakes held steady however to bowl two dot balls and then got the crucial wicket as Jadhav was caught by Sam Billings. India could only score one off the final ball as Woakes had turned a certain defeat into victory for England in a huge final test of character that he came through with flying colours.

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4th ODI in Sydney – Australia v Pakistan

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Warner ton sets up Series win for Australia

Australia have claimed the series with a game to spare after a comfortable 86 run win over Pakistan in Sydney. A score of 130 from David Warner including two sixes set the tone, Warner was backed up by Glenn Maxwell (78) and Travis Head (51) enabling to post a score of 353. Hasan Ali took five of the six Australian wickets and had he had some back up it may have been a different story, but it wasn’t. In reply Pakistan were quickly in trouble as Josh Hazlewood and Adam Zampa took three wickets each as Pakistan were all out for just 267. Australia will be favourites to close this out going into the 5th and final match.

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ODI Game 3At Eden Gardens, Klokata, India

India v England

England331/8 – (50 Overs) – (Roy 65, Stokes 57*, Bairstow 56, Pandya 3-49)

India316/9 – (50 Overs) – (Jadhav 90, Pandya 56, Kohli 55, Stokes 3-63)

England win by 5 runs

India Win the series 2-1

MOON OF LIBERTY STAR MANChris Woakes (England)

ODI Game 4At The SCG, Sydney, New South Wales

Australia v Pakistan

Australia353/6 – (50 Overs) – (Warner 130, Maxwell 78, Head 51, Ali 5-52)

Pakistan267 – (43.5 Overs) – (Khan 74, Hazlewood 3-54, Zampa 3-55)

Australia win by 86 runs

Australia Lead the series 3-1

MOON OF LIBERTY STAR MANDavid Warner (Australia)

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