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Mark Greatbatch and Shane Thomson have been left out of the New Zealand squad to play Pakistan in the one-off Test this week. Martin Crowe is injured, while the Auckland batsman Craig Spearman and the all-rounder Nathan Astle are in the Test squad for the first time.

The wicketkeeper Howard "Hopper" Levett, who played 142 matches for Kent between 1930 and 1947, has died at the age of 87. He took 283 catches, made 195 stumpings and played one Test for England in India in 1933-34.

CASTLE CUP (Final day of four; Port Elizabeth): Eastern Province 452 for 3 dec and 139 for 8 dec (K Wessels 51; C Henderson 4-71). Boland 326 and 109 for 4. Match drawn.

TOUR MATCH (Final day of four; Launceston, Aus): Tasmania 335 for 4 and 273 for 5 dec (T Daly 62no, Tucker 60no); Sri Lanka 369 and 160 for 2 (C Hathurusinghe 61no). Match drawn.