ROB NICOL

  • SA thrash NZ by 8 wickets in opening T20 December 22, 2012

    Durban: An experimental South Africa team cantered to an eightwicket win over New Zealand in their opening Twenty20 game on Friday after the tourists slumped to their thirdlowest T20 score in a dismal start to their tour. South Africa needed just 12.1 overs to reach 87 for 2 and overhaul New...
  • SL spinner Dananjaya suffers cheekbone fracture September 28, 2012

    Kandy: Sri Lanka's teenage offspinner Akila Dananjaya is doubtful for Saturday's World Twenty20 Super Eight match against West Indies after he suffered a facial injury on his international debut against New Zealand. "Xrays and MRI scans reveal a fracture on his left cheek bone," Sri Lanka team media manager Rajitha Fernando...
  • World T20: Ajmal, Jamshed lead Pakistan to win September 23, 2012

    Pallekele: Offspinner Saeed Ajmal took 4 for 30 as Pakistan survived a late New Zealand charge to register a 13run victory in a World Twenty20 Group D match on Sunday. Nasir Jamshed smashed two fours and four sixes in a careerbest 56 off 35 balls and led Pakistan to 177 for...
  • After New Zealand, SA grapple with illness September 19, 2012

    Hambantota: Five South African players have fallen ill but are expected to be fit for the team's first Twenty20 World Cup match against Zimbabwe on Thursday, the Proteas team manager said. "We have a few guys who've gone down with viral infection, vomiting and diarrhoea but I am happy to say...
  • Flynn, Brownlie boost NZ squad for 3rd Test March 18, 2012

    Wellington, New Zealand: New Zealand have sought to bolster their fragile batting lineup for the third Test against South Africa, recalling Daniel Flynn for his first Test in more than two years and hurrying Dean Brownlie's return from a finger injury. Flynn and Brownlie were named in the 14man squad for...
  • 2nd Test: New Zealand out for 185 on Day 1 March 15, 2012

    Hamilton: South Africa strike bowlers Vernon Philander and Dale Steyn took five wickets from 17 balls and without conceding a run to spark a dramatic collapse that saw New Zealand dismissed for 185 on Thursday on the opening day of the second Test. New Zealand slipped from a strong position at...
  • Nicol, Ellis in NZ Test squad to face SA March 2, 2012

    Auckland: Batsman Rob Nicol and allrounder Andrew Ellis have been included in New Zealand's squad for the first of three home Tests against South Africa, while captain Ross Taylor returns after a calf muscle injury. Nicol and Ellis have both played limited overs cricket for New Zealand but have yet to...
  • NZSA kick off big series with T20s February 16, 2012

    Wellington: Three Twenty20 matches ahead of a 50over series and three Tests may seem somewhat trivial considering South Africa's ultimate aim is to become the topranked Test team after this tour, but there is plenty to be gained across these three matches. As the series gets underway in Wellington on...
  • Inform Guptill looks to keep flowing February 13, 2012

    Hamilton: Martin Guptill, the New Zealand opener, hopes his recent run of form against Zimbabwe can keep him in a good frame of mind against South Africa in the upcoming series. Zimbabwe have posted few problems for Guptill across all three formats in the onesided home series, but the 25yearold...
  • New Zealand beat Zimbabwe by 141 runs February 6, 2012

    Whangarei: Rob Nicol scored 146 runs and veteran allrounder Jacob Oram added three wickets to a dashing half century as New Zealand beat Zimbabwe by 141 runs in the second ODI on Monday. Nicol brought up his second century from only five oneday international appearances and the fifthhighest innings by a...
  • New Zealand beat Zimbabwe by 90 runs February 3, 2012

    Dunedin: Allrounder Rob Nicol took four wickets as New Zealand bowled out Zimbabwe for 158 on Friday to win the first of three oneday internationals by 90 runs. Nicol atoned for his duck when opening New Zealand's innings by putting in an outstanding bowling performance which helped the hosts skittle Zimbabwe...