New Zealand Cricketer Ajaz Patel on January 10 has been awarded ICC player of the month for December, following his 10-wicket haul against India. Ajaz was nominated for the award, as he became the only third player in test history, to pick 14 wickets in total in that match, including 10 in the first innings. Mumbai-born Ajaz made a fairy-tale comeback in his first-ever India tour with the Test team.
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With seamer Edabot Hossain's six wickets, Bangladesh defeated New Zealand for the first time by eight wickets on January 5. New Zealand was dismissed for 169 early on day-five at Mount Maunganui and Bangladesh knocked off forty runs for the victory. "It was a great achievement for us, our first win out of Asia. We stuck to the process. We gave 110%. It feels great," said seamer Taskin Ahmad.
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Oriini Kaipara, 37, became the first person to present primetime news at 6 pm on Three with a chin tattoo in New Zealand. Reportedly, the chin tattoo is a tradition of the Maori community and they are reported to be 17% of New Zealand's population. ''It's really exciting...I'm not speechless, but it's a buzz,'' said Kaipara. She had made her anchoring debut on TV in 2019 on TVNZ.
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Former Captain of New Zealand Ross Taylor has announced his retirement from international cricket. He would retire after the end of upcoming series against Bangladesh, Australia and the Netherlands in 2022. Taylor had made his debut back in 2006 and managed to score 18,074 runs in 445 matches in his career, the most by anyone from his country. Taylor said it’s been an honour to have represented New Zealand.
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New Zealand spinner Ajaz Patel on December 4 created history by becoming the third bowler to claim 10 wickets in a Test inning. He achieved the feat during the ongoing second Test at Mumbai's Wankhede Stadium against India. Patel returned with figures of 10/119 from 47.5 overs. In the first innings, India was bowled out for 325. Reportedly, Indian bowler Ravichandran Ashwin also gave Patel a standing ovation.
Julie Anne Genter, a member of New Zealand's parliament, created a buzz on social media for cycling in labour to reach the hospital before the delivery. She reportedly gave birth to a healthy baby an hour later. Genter shared the incident on her Facebook page. ''I genuinely wasn't planning to cycle in labour,'' wrote Genter. Reportedly, she also did the same in 2018 when she had become a mother.
Indian cricketer Shreyas Iyer on November 26 became the 16th Indian batsman who scored a century on his Test debut. The right-hander from Mumbai scored 105 off 171 balls during the ongoing New Zealand Test match in Kanpur's Green Park Stadium. He's also the third batsman from Mumbai to score 100 runs against NZ. The first Test match against New Zealand will continue till November 29.
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The New Zealand government on November 24 announced that it will open its borders for most international travellers from April 30, 2022, onwards. The new order is a precautionary measure against COVID-19. However, New Zealanders and residence visa holders living in Australia will get entry in New Zealand from January 16. Other than those living in Australia will be able to travel to New Zealand from February 13.
More than a decade after one of the country's worst industrial catastrophes, human remains were discovered in a New Zealand coal mine on November 17. A series of explosions caused by methane gas swept through the Pike River mine on South Island in November 2010, killing 29 workers. Due to safety reasons, the mine was closed for years.… read-more
During a Facebook live, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern was interrupted by her daughter as she addressed the nation. When 3-year-old Neve called out, "Mummy?" Ardern was in the middle of updating viewers on the country's Covid-19 approach. Ardern said, "You're meant to be in bed, darling." As she chuckled at the camera, Ardern apologized for the interruption and quipped, "Well, that was a bedtime fail, wasn't it?".
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