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of the New Zealand Herald
It is a left field thought, but in
assessing New Zealand’s 10-wicket
win over Zimbabwe yesterday, Brendon
McCullum sprang to mind.
New Zealand’s 10-wicket win —
achieved on the back of a 236-run
partnership between Martin Guptill
and Tom Latham — left the three-game
rubber nicely poised at 1-1 going into
the decider in Harare tomorrow night.
Guptill continued a remarkable year
with a third ODI century, 116 off 138
balls, while Latham’s first ODI ton, 110
took 116 deliveries.
As a riposte to being well beaten in the
opening match on Monday it was almost
as emphatic as could be, save slipping
up in the latter stages of Zimbabwe’s
innings, as centurymaker Sikander
Raza and tailender Tineshe Panyangara
shared a national record 89-run stand
for the ninth wicket.
Had McCullum been opening, and
finished unbeaten, the win would have
been accomplished far more quickly
than the 43rd over. That is not a slur on
Guptill, who has been in rousing touch
since the World Cup began in February,
or Latham. It is more an obser vation
on the little south Dunedin scrapper’s
methods — and by extension what lies
ahead for New Zealand’s top order.
McCullum is sitting this tour out, and
with that in mind, how significant was
Latham’s hundred? He, too, goes about
his batting in strikingly different fashion
Truth be told, no one in world cricket
bats with the bravado and devil may
care of McCullum, which is why New
Zealand should enjoy what is shaping as
his final year in the silver fern.
Latham has the test opening job locked
down for now. He is a compact operator,
with a game, and approach, well suited
to test opening.
He averages 39.5 from 11 tests, with
two centuries and has made runs in the
Caribbean, Middle East and England.
After 28 ODIs, Latham was due to
put his hand up. His only score above
50 had been 86 in Sri Lanka two years
ago. Yesterday he described his relief at
“getting the monkey off my back”.
So now the interest will be in seeing
how he presses on.
Despite the opening defeat, down to
spirited Zimbabwe batting allied to
ordinary New Zealand bowling, the true
test of this team’s worth, shorn as it is
of four key players, will come in South
Africa from next week.
Guptill and Latham shared the man
of the match honours yesterday, but
legspinner Ish Sodhi was perhaps the
most interesting figure.
In his second ODI, he got turn and
bounce, beat the bat and drew false
strokes in taking three for 38 off 10
He heads home after the Zimbabwe
leg, to be replaced by another seamer in
Doug Bracewell for the South African
leg. There is sense in that, given the
respective opponents and anticipated
pitch conditions, yet it is tempting to
wonder how Sodhi would have fared
against the more skilled, and aggressive
approach of the South Africans.
There is no guarantees, but another
tidy display in the decider should help
push Sodhi’s name into the mixer for the
coming home ODI season.
An Indian court issued an arrest warrant
against former Indian Premier League
chairman Lalit Modi over allegations of
money laundering in a television deal.
The Mumbai court heeded a request
from the economic investigative body,
Enforcement Directorate, which said
Modi was not co-operating in an
investigation into whether money from
the deal in 2008 benefited unauthorised
persons. The ED is investigating the
routing of money in the tv deal, in
which a facilitation fee of $US90 million
($NZ138.18 million) was allegedly paid
by one company to another for obtaining
telecast rights for the IPL.
Modi, based in England since 2010,
has been served summons previously.
His passport was even revoked in 2011
before the Delhi High Court asked for
the passport to be restored last year.
Modi has managed to stay in England
since there has never been any court order
asking for his extradition.
According to procedure, Wednesday ’s
warrant has to be routed to Britain
through India’s external affairs ministry.
Modi, who was once also the vice
president of the BCCI, was banned by the
cricket body in 2013 for allegedly rigging
IPL auction bids, bullying franchises,
and selling media rights without proper
authorisation. — AP
Former Pakistan cricket captain Wasim
Akram’s car has been shot at in Karachi
after a traffic collision.
Akram was not hurt in the attack,
which took place near the National
Stadium in Karachi’s Karsaz area and
local police said the shooting occured
due to a case of road rage.
The 49-year-old is very popular in
Pakistan and he was on his way to a
training camp when a gunman opened
fire on his car.
Akram told local media: “A car crashed
into my vehicle and when I asked him
to pull over, he stepped out and opened
fire. He was definitely an official, I have
noted the number of the car and given it
to the police. ”
His manager Arsalan Hyder said on
ESPNcricinfo: “ Wasim was driving
himself, and the car next to him tried to
jam his car to one side and opened fire.
He did not get hit and is dealing with
Akram is Pakistan’s all-time leading
test wicket taker with 414 and he also
took 502 ODI wickets in his 19-year
international career that ended when he
retired in 2003. — AP
of the New Zealand Herald
New Zealander Paul Lasike is hoping
to make it big with the Arizona
Cardinals in the NFL.
He was signed as an undrafted free
agent in May and he has made a strong
impression in his first training session
Lasike, 25, was born in Auckland and
only began playing American Football
in 2012 for Brigham Young University
(BYU) but he has improved year after
year — increasing the rushing and
receiving yards he has made. With
previous rugby experience from his
youth, Lasike has taken a liking to the
sport and he plays as a running back.
Former NFL star Ron Wolfey said
he was “the star of pads practice” and
the Cardinals wide receiver Larry
Fitzgerald was fired up after watching
Lasike — high fiving him after he
caught a pass while athletically falling
to score a touchdown.
Lasike revealed in an inter view on
the Cardinals website that he was
“starstruck” by the acclaim from
Fitzgerald and he said he was ready to
give everything to achieve the dream of
playing in the NFL.
“I’m a meathead of a fullback and
I love physicality and I’m willing to
work hard and learn,” he said.
“Everyone’s really physical at this
level so you’ve definitely got to bring
your A game.”
Lasike was playing rugby in 2012 for
BYU when a coach suggested he went
along to an American Football training
session. He was offered a scholarship
and he is now in contention to feature
in the NFL after his efforts in training.
Given some of the similarities
between American Football and
Rugby, it perhaps comes as no surprise
to hear Lasike say that learning to play
fullback was an “easy position” but he
did admit he still struggled with some
factors of the game.
He added: “One on ones — that ’s
my thing, my only thing really. Lead
blocking and pass protection — those
are what I really specialise in. I love the
physicality and the contact.
“Some of the nuances of the game are
really hard to me because it’s
like learning a new language but I just
Warrant issued for ex-IPL boss
Gunman opens fire on Akram’s car
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