State League Final 2005-06 Preview

First-time finalist State Central Hinds travel to Christchurch¦s Village Green at QEII on Saturday to take on reigning champion State Canterbury Magicians in this season¦s State League final.

Another draw in Faisalabad

India and Pakistan are still searching for an elusive win after the second Test ended in a high-scoring draw in Faisalabad.

South Africa wins thriller

South Africa has claimed 4-29 off 30 balls late in Sri Lanka's innings for a nine-run win at Adelaide Oval in a thrilling finish to game six of the VB Series.

Gilchrist takes over captaincy

Victorian batsman Brad Hodge has been recalled to the Australian one-day international squad for Thursday's VB Series clash with Sri Lanka in Adelaide after selectors decided to rest captain Ricky Ponting.

Dhoni rescues India

India survived a comparative middle-order slump to end the third day of the second Test with Pakistan at Faisalabad 147 runs behind the home team.

India faces battle

India ended the second day of the second Test in Faisalabad 478 runs behind Pakistan with Virender Sehwag already dismissed.

Chris Cairns retires from international cricket

BLACKCAP Chris Cairns has announced that he is retiring from international cricket following the Twenty20 match against the West Indies at Eden Park on February 16.

Cairns: 'the time is right'

A tearful Chris Cairns admitted the time was right to pull down the curtain on his international career.

Bracewell tribute to Cairns

BLACKCAPS coach John Bracewell conceded replacing retiring all-rounder Chris Cairns will prove tough.

Hinds claim State League final place

State Central Hinds completed a comprehensive 67-run win over State Wellington Blaze to earn a place in the State League final.

Pakistan straight back in groove

Ominous signs are showing already in the second Pakistan-India Test as the home batsmen pick up in Faisalabad from where they left off in the Lahore run fest with Pakistan ending the first day 379-4.

ND win a Heart-breaker for Auckland

Nicola Browne and Louise Milliken¦s partnership engineered a 34-run win for State Northern Spirit at Melville Park which denied State Auckland Hearts another State League final appearance.

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