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New Zealand added 87 runs at the start of the day, the bulk of them in the Trent Boult-Tim Southee partnership with the innings ending on Southee's dismissal.
After a rollicking start, in which New Zealand punished some wayward bowling, they reached 154 for one before an initial slump saw them fall to 189 for five.
Around 90 minutes were lost at one stage due to lightning and rain, threatening to wash out the game and with it the Warriors’ prospects.
The visitors had won the toss and opted to bowl first, but it looked the wrong decision after the home side amassed what looked to be a match-winning 168/4.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India has already said New Delhi could be dropped from hosting internationals during its peak pollution season in November and December.
McCarthy, whose previous best of 4-59 also came against Afghanistan at Belfast last year, sparked a collapse which saw Afghanistan lose their last six wickets for a mere 38 runs.
The home side finished strongly on Wednesday's final day to snuff out the tourists bid to run down a record run chase at Adelaide Oval.
The victory also ensured Netherlands the 13th spot in the One-Day International League.
The Australians sealed a 120-run victory in the second Adelaide Test after a crushing 10-wicket triumph in the Brisbane opener.
Josh Hazlewood snuffed out England's hopes of victory when he dismissed captain Joe Root in the third over of the final day of the first-ever day-night Ashes Test.
Born on March 28, 2001, the 16-year-old's 4-24 were the joint-best figures for an Afghanistan bowler on ODI debut as Ireland were bowled out for only 100 in pursuit of 239.
After three days of Australian dominance Root took up the challenge of a record run chase with a fighting unbeaten half-century as the momentum began to shift towards England.
A fourth member of the Standard Bank Proteas Test squad, Temba Bavuma, will also be given the opportunity for more game time.
The League was postponed to 2018 in terms of a decision taken by the Board of Directors of CSA at its meeting on October 10, 2017.
Amid the toxic haze that engulfed the stadium for a fourth day, the Sri Lankan paceman looked sick and pale as he returned to the dressing room after bowling just three overs.
James Anderson picked up where he left off in Monday's night session with a superb display of seam bowling to dismiss nightwatchman Nathan Lyon.
Bumrah, 23, was rewarded with a place in the Indian Test squad, ranked number one in the world, after taking 52 wickets from 28 one-day internationals.
Cricketer Virat Kohli hit a career-best 243, his sixth double ton as captain.
Stokes has been mostly silent since his arrival in New Zealand but his short-term deal has attracted criticism across the Tasman Sea.
Chasing a mammoth target of 522, Namibia were bowled out for 290 in their second innings, handling the Netherlands a 231-run victory.
Both sides were looking for victory from the game, but only 13 overs were possible following delays for thunder and then rain, which eventually arrived and never left.
When New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson won the toss he hesitated in making the West Indies into bat on a green wicket.
Captain Kane Williamson said the nature of the wicket meant there were opportunities for an early breakthrough.
The Pakistan Cricket Board is seeking $70 million in compensation from the Board of Control for Cricket in India after the country failed to attend two series in 2014 and 2015. would like to send you push notifications.
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