22 Oct 2009

Vettori says nothing amiss in New Zealand win over Pakistan

8:17 am on 22 October 2009

The New Zealand cricket captain Dan Vettori has rejected any suggestion Pakistan threw their Champions Trophy semi-final against the Black Caps in South Africa.

Speaking before the side heads off next week to play three one dayers and two Twenty20 match against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates, Vettori says as far as he was concerned there was nothing amiss during the game.

When New Zealand advanced to the final Pakistan captain Younus Khan was accused of match fixing by a Pakistani politician and was subjected to a parliamentary inquiry.

The Pakistan captain was cleared but has subsequently tendered his resignation over the allegations, although the Pakistan board has rejected it.

The Black Caps upcoming matches are officially home games for Pakistan, as they've been forced to play all their games abroad, following the March terrorist attack on the Sri Lankan team in Lahore.

Vettori says he's also completely over the hamstring injury that ruled him out of the Champions Trophy final loss to Australia.