8 Sep 2009

Bond makes impressive start to international comeback

6:39 am on 8 September 2009

The New Zealand strike bowler Shane Bond has made an impressive return to international cricket, playing a crucial role in the Blackcaps comfortable Twenty20 win over Sri Lanka.

New Zealand won by 22 runs with Bond the chief destroyer, taking three for 18 off four overs.

The Black Caps captain Daniel Vettori says Bond's comeback has been crucial to the success of the New Zealand side.