Cricket: India on rack as Kiwis rally

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India on rack as Kiwis rally

New Zealand recovered from a nightmare start - losing two wickets in the first over of play - to finish on 283 for 5 at stumps on day one of the third and final Test against India at Hamilton. Two major partnerships, both featuring the left-hander Roger Twose, who celebrated his return to the test arena after a 14-month absence with a fighting 87, steadied their innings. Assisted by Matthew Horne, who had watched the early disasters from the non-striker's end, Twose put on 95 for the third wicket. After Horne left for 63, midway through the afternoon, Twose then shared a partnership of 160 with Craig McMillan who, after a shaky start, made 92. Their partnership established a new record for New Zealand's fourth wicket against India, eclipsing 125 between John Wright and Mark Greatbatch at Christchurch in 1989-90. In Lahore, arrest warrants were issued for the former Pakistan cricket captain Rashid Latif and batsman Salim Pervaiz after the two - who are key witnesses in the match-fixing scandal involving Salim Malik, Shane Warne and Mark Waugh - failed to turn up at court.

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