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Cricket New Zealand 230-8 dec Zimbabwe 82-5
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New Zealand 230-8 dec Zimbabwe 82-5

New Zealand took a firm grip on the first Test in Hamilton yesterday, reducing Zimbabwe to 82 for 5 when stumps were pulled early on the third day.

The hosts declared their first innings just before lunch at 230 for 8 and their pace bowler Chris Cairns then had Zimbabwe reeling when bad light, followed by rain, ended play seven minutes into the third session of this weather-affected match.

New Zealand took control after the lunch break with Cairns taking 3 for 23 in a fierce spell of hostile fast bowling.

(Third day; Zimbabwe won toss)

NEW ZEALAND -- First Innings

(Overnight: 154 for 4)

N J Astle lbw Streak 18

C L Cairns c A Flower b Streak 7

*L K Germon c Carlisle b Olonga 24

D N Patel c Olonga b P Strang 31

G R Loveridge retired hurt 4

R J Kennedy not out 2

G I Allott not out 0

Extras (lb11 b4 w1 nb21) 37

Total (for 8 dec, 80 overs) 230

Fall: 1-0 2-67 3-115 4-143 5-160 6-164 7-216 8-226.

Bowling: Streak 25-7-52-4; B Strang 24-11-51-0; Brandes 15-3-46-1; Olonga 14-2-65-1; P Strang 2-1-1-1

ZIMBABWE - First Innings

G S Flower b Cairns 5

S V Carlisle c Germon b Cairns 4

A D R Campbell c Astle b Allott 5

D L Houghton lbw Cairns 31

*A Flower c Spearman b Kennedy 6

G J Whittall not out 9

H H Streak not out 15

Extras (lb1 nb5 w1) 7

Total (for 5, 30.4 overs) 82

Fall: 1-8 2-13 3-21 4-41 5-56.

To bat: P A Strang, B Strang, E Brandes, H R Olonga.

Bowling (to date): Cairns 12.4-4-23-3; Allott 9-2-29-1; Kennedy 7-2-18- 1; Twose 2-0-11-0.