Cricket: New Zealand tourists struggling

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The Australian Test batsman Justin Langer was fined almost pounds 150 for dissent despite the fact that his Western Australian side was in command of their four-day match against the New Zealand tourists in Perth. Langer was reported by the umpires on Friday after staying at the crease when given caught behind by Tony Blain off the spinner Dipak Patel for 61. Western Australia, resuming at 376 for 6, went on to make 508 in reply to New Zealand's 149. The tourists began their second innings without the injured pair, Blair Pocock and Mark Greatbatch, but the stand-in openers, Andrew Jones and Ken Rutherford, rose to the task with a stand of 78. At the close, Jones was on 61 out of 155 for 2.