15 Oct 2008

8am sports heads

7:05 pm on 15 October 2008

A century from Ross Taylor laid the foundation for the Black Caps' comfortable win in their third and deciding one day cricket match against Bangladesh in Chittagong.

After the loss of a few early wickets, Taylor scored 103 and Jamie How 73 to help New Zealand through to 249.

Bangladesh struggled to 170 for eight from their 50 overs.

The first of two tests starts in Chittagong on Friday.

Despite trouncing England by 39 goals in Auckland, the New Zealand netball coach Ruth Aitken says they won't be making wholesale changes in order to give less experienced players more international play.

Aitken is predicting a much improved England effort in tonight's second test in Dunedin.

and recently retired double Olympic champions Georgina and Caroline Evers Swindell have been named as one of the finalists for the 2008 World Rowing awards.