Kiwis tumble in Napier

Napier, March 25:

Stephen Fleming passed into retirement with an innings which typified his career on the fourth day of the third cricket Test against England. Fleming was out for 66 as New Zealand slumped from 147-1 to 222-5 at stumps on Tuesday, set a massive 553 to win by an England.

Fleming had come to the crease when New Zealand were 48-1, striding through a guard of honour formed by his teammates and the England players. He shared a partnership of 99 with Matthew Bell (69) for second wicket. Ross Taylor (34) and Brendon McCullum (24) added 50 for the sixth wicket by stumps.