Easy Opening Match

The Black Caps have begun their World Cup campaign with a resounding win over Kenya, who had “no answer to some outstanding New Zealand bowling, which was full and accurate.” Paceman Hamish Bennett took 4-16 as New Zealand thrashed Kenya by 10 wickets in their opening group game. Bennett, in only his ninth international, caused all manner of problems with his unorthodox, open-chested leaping action. “We never expected it to be so easy,” said New Zealand skipper Daniel Vettori, who for once was wicketless in his six overs. “The wicket was a little up-and-down, but we bowled really well. “From now on, it is important that we stand up and it is important to perform in every game.” New Zealand’s next match is against Australia at Nagpur.


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Skyrunner Ruth Croft Prepares for China Race

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