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Jeet Ravals match-aggregate of 91 in a low-scorer has made him a possible solution to New Zealands opening woes, but he is a player that had piqued the selectors interest for some time, coach Mike Hesson said. Cheap Barcelona Jersey . One of the steadier hands in domestic cricket, Raval has averaged less than 40 in only one of the past eight first-class seasons. A correct batsman who favours the leg-side, Raval was an assured presence on debut, both with bat in hand, and in the slip cordon.For Jeet to make his debut in conditions like this where hes performed in over the last few years, was great, Hesson said. I thought his decision-making throughout was exceptional, especially around whether to leave or to defend. He stuck to his game plan - hes very disciplined and knows what that is. He was challenged over, and around the wicket. He was tested with short balls and swing. He stood up to all of them. I thought against Yasir Shah he showed he could come down the wicket, pick off his pads, and lap. He never went outside his plan even when he was challenged, which is a great sign.New Zealands other debutant, Colin de Grandhomme, had also been in the selectors sights for years. He earned his place in the Test squad after hitting a 144 not out off 147 balls, in an extraordinary chase of 373 in a first-class match, on November 1.Colin has been a talented player for a long time, but weve sort of been waiting for something to click - for him to show that hes worked out how to play at first-class level first, Hesson said. In the last six months weve seen some good signs of that, with bat and ball. It was just a matter of time really, whether it be short-form or long-form. He needed to work out his own game plan. People do mature at different stages. In this instance Colin is probably slightly a late maturer, but hes got plenty of years left in him.Though de Grandhomme himself admitted batting was his foremost suit, it was with the ball that he made the biggest impression, taking 7 for 64 in the Test, and sparking Pakistans second-day collapse which allowed New Zealand to take control of the match. New Zealand had a more experienced allrounder in James Neesham in their squad, but had surprisingly opted for de Grandhomme instead.No one thought Colin was playing a couple of days out, Hesson said. But he was presented with a surface that suited his skill set. Hes been doing that in first class cricket for years, on that type of wicket. Weve got scouts and selectors all around the country who watch a lot of cricket.The teams now head to Hamilton, where New Zealand have the opportunity to defeat Pakistan in a Test series for the first time since 1985 - though, said Hesson, the chance to alter that particular record doesnt necessarily motivate his side.Weve had a lot of series recently where if you do this, or if you do that, you could create something. Well wait and see. Weve got to enjoy the last three days which have been an incredibly good performance. Well enjoy and suck that up for a little bit. When we get to Hamilton well think about Hamilton.Both teams are scheduled to travel on Tuesday. Lionel Messi Jersey . Zvonareva, who won the tournament in 2009 and 10, couldnt handle her opponents big groundstrokes in only her third event back after 17 months out with a shoulder injury. Zvonareva made her comeback in January in Shenzhen and played in the Australian Open but lost her first matches at both tournaments. 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The first one obviously was kind of relief from the standpoint that we hadnt scored in a while and you feel like hopefully theres a chance we would open it up a little bit and then the next one opens up the floodgates for us and gave us a little breathing room.Adeiny Hechavarria tacked on a two-run single in the eighth, and Miguel Rojas had an RBI double.We needed to get some energy going, Stanton said.Ichiro Suzuki made his first start in five games and went 1 for 5, giving him 2,997 career hits. He also stole a base and scored a run.This is not a guy thats just treading his way to 3,000, Mattingly said. This guy has been helping us big-time all year.Suzuki had an extra-base hit taken away in his first at-bat when Peter Bourjos made an impressive catch in right-center. But Suzuki had a leadoff single to left in the eighth.It livened up the place up a lot when he got that hit so it was definitely a big help to us, Stanton said.Koehler (8-8) also beat Philadelphia in his last start, when he allowed three runs, one earned, in eight innings. He is 2-1 with a 1.29 ERA in four starts against the Phillies this season.Just stuck to the same game plan that me and Jeff (Mathis) had last time and was able to execute pitches, Koehler said.Koehler struck out five and walked one. He threw 73 pitches before leaving with minor stiffness in his pectoral area.We thought no way were taking any chances with where were at pitching-wise with having to bring some guys up and thought we would be cautious with any situation at this moment, said Mattingly, who expectts Koehler to make his next start. Philippe Coutinho Jersey. Mike Dunn, David Phelps, and Nick Wittgren closed out the four-hitter with a scoreless inning apiece.Philadelphia right-hander Jerad Eickhoff (6-12) allowed one run and five hits in seven innings. He struck out eight and walked one.The only thing positive I can say about this game I thought Eickhoff was outstanding, Phillies manager Pete Mackanin said. He hit his spots and pitched like a pitcher should until the end. Im very happy about that.The Phillies best opportunity to score was in the sixth inning. They put two on with one out, but Koehler was able to get out of the jam with two popups.Hes impressed me because Ive seen him in the past and Ive been unimpressed, Mackanin said, but these last two times, weve helped him out. ... Swung at too many bad pitches.TRAINERS ROOMPhillies: Bourjos (right shoulder) left in the second inning after crashing into the outfield wall on the catch he made on Suzuki. Im sore right now, Bourjos said. Ill see how it feels in the morning. There were no fractures so thats good news. Its just sore and stiff right now. In a few days out, hopefully its doing better.Marlins: Closer A.J. Ramos (finger) was not available after jamming his finger in Mondays game. Were going to be cautious with him, Mattingly said. ... 1B Chris Johnson (left foot) was a late scratch from the starting lineup, but did make a pinch-hit appearance in the eighth and was intentionally walked, but did not run the bases. Johnson fouled a ball off his foot in Saturdays game.UP NEXTPhillies: RHP Zach Eflin (3-3, 3.40 ERA) will start the series finale Wednesday afternoon. Eflin is coming off a three-hit shutout at Pittsburgh. The 22-year old rookie is 3-1 with a 1.80 ERA over his past four starts.Marlins: LHP Adam Conley (6-5, 3.58 ERA) will take the mound looking to cap his best month of the season. Conley is 2-0 with a 2.35 ERA in four starts in July. 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