Australia vs New Zealand

  • As it happened: West Indies vs SL, World Twenty20 warm-up March 19, 2014

    (Australia beat New Zealand by three runs. Also, Sri Lanka lost to the defending champions West Indies by 33 runs at Dhaka. ) 6:05 p.m. ALL OVER! WEST INDIES BEAT SRI LANKA BY 33 RUNS. Dwayne Bravo takes the last wicket of Senanayake to earn a comprehensive win for his side. 6...
  • Aus media slams 'lowest of the low' cricketers December 13, 2011

    Sydney: Australia's cricketers were on Tuesday damned by the press as the "lowest of the low" after a disastrous loss to New Zealand and branded a team in crisis ahead of a Test series against world number two India. Michael Clarke's men handed the Black Caps their first victory on Australian...
  • Kiwis bask in glory of historic Test win December 12, 2011

    Hobart: New Zealand skipper Ross Taylor praised his team's fighting spirit as the Kiwis pulled off a magnificent sevenrun victory for their first win in Australia for 26 years at the Bellerive Oval on Monday. Looking consigned to defeat with Australia closing in at 159 for two, chasing down 241...
  • Bracewell's Hobart burst enhances family name December 12, 2011

    Hobart: With an eightball burst that removed Australia's three most senior batsmen and irreversibly swung momentum in the second Test, Doug Bracewell etched the family name further into New Zealand cricket folklore. Bracewell took 6 for 40, including the final wicket, as Australia fell seven runs short of their 241run target...
  • Warner's ton in Hobart proves his pedigree December 12, 2011

    Hobart: David Warner defied his doubters and rewarded his backers by carrying his bat on Monday for an unbeaten 123 in his second Test, but it was the only highlight for Australia in their sevenrun loss to New Zealand. The discipline and patience he showed should dismiss the impression that the...
  • Aus vs NZ, 2nd Test, Day 3 December 11, 2011

    Peter Siddle reacts after having dismissed New Zealand's Kane Williamson. (AP Photo)Umpires, Asad Rauf (right) and Nigel Llong check the ball for irregularities on the third day of the second Test between Australia and New Zealand at Hobart. (AP Photo)New Zealand captain Ross Taylor (right) has his elbow treated after being struck by Australian fast bowler Mitchell Starc. (AP Photo)
  • Aus vs NZ, 2nd Test, Day 2 December 10, 2011

    Former Australia captain, Ricky Ponting bats on day two of the second Test against New Zealand at Hobart. (AP Photo) Australia skipper, Michael Clarke takes a quick single on day two of the second Test against New Zealand at Hobart. (AFP)New Zealand batsman Martin Guptill kicks the ground after been dismissed by Australia's Peter Siddle. (AFP)
  • Injured Vettori out for a month December 10, 2011

    Hobart: Allrounder Daniel Vettori will be out for up to a month with a hamstring injury, New Zealand Cricket said on Saturday. Scans confirmed Vettori's injury, which he aggravated before the start of Friday's play in the second Hobart Test against Australia, giving leftarm seamer Trent Boult the opportunity to...
  • NZ 153 ahead of Aus at stumps on Day 2 December 10, 2011

    Hobart: New Zealand opened up a confident 153run run lead after bowling Australia out for 136 to take control of the second cricket Test on Saturday. New Zealand, who were out for 150 in their first innings, were 1393 at stumps in their second innings on the second day on a...
  • Aus vs NZ, 2nd Test, Day 1 December 9, 2011

    Mitchell Starc (left) is overjoyed after capturing the wicket of New Zealand's Kane Williamson. (AP Photo)Australian pacer James Pattinson celebrates after taking the wicket of New Zealand batsman Dean Brownlie. (AFP)New Zealand batsman Dean Brownlie (right) and Tim Southee (left) run between the wickets. (AFP)
  • Pattinson gives Aus control on a rainy day December 9, 2011

    Hobart: Australian paceman James Pattinson continued his crash course in Test cricket on Friday, taking his second fivewicket haul in an as many innings to help dismiss New Zealand for 150 before tea on the opening day of the second Test. The 21yearold Pattinson, Man of the Match on his Test...
  • Home venue inspires outofform Ponting December 8, 2011

    Hobart: Runs have dried up for Ricky Ponting and the former Australian captain would be looking to bounce back to form with a big one at his home ground Bellerive Oval that has been lucky for him in the past. Australia will take on New Zealand in the second Test here...
  • Ross Taylor urges team to show more fight December 8, 2011

    Hobart: Captain Ross Taylor on Thursday called on his New Zealand team to play more disciplined cricket and show extra fight in Friday's second Test against Australia in Hobart. The Kiwis were humiliated on the fourth day of the first Gabba Test on Sunday, routed for 150 and setting the Australians...
  • NZ media blasts team after Brisbane loss December 5, 2011

    Wellington: New Zealand's media savaged the national side's batting lineup on Monday following Australia's crushing ninewicket win in the first Test in Brisbane. "Disgrace at the Gabba", ran the headline in Wellington's Dominion Post after New Zealand's hopes of claiming their first Test victory on Australian soil since 1985 were shattered...
  • Daniel Christian added to Aus Test squad December 5, 2011

    Brisbane: Daniel Christian was added on Monday to the Australian squad for this week's second and final Test against New Zealand in Hobart as the home side look to wrap up a series win. The South Australian allrounder, yet to make his Test debut, was included following a side strain injury...
  • Aus vs NZ, 1st Test, Day 4 December 4, 2011

    New Zealand's Tim Southee plays a shot as Australian wicketkeeper Brad Haddin looks on. (AP Photo)Australia's Peter Siddle (left), and Mike Hussey celebrate the wicket of New Zealand batsman Dean Brownlie. (AP Photo)Daniel Vettori in action during the fourth day of the first Test  between Australia and New Zealand. (AP Photo)
  • Starc celebrates Test debut with two wickets December 1, 2011

    Brisbane: Mitchell Starc could barely believe his luck 12 months ago when he was seated beside Richie Benaud on a flight back to Sydney, having just taken four wickets in Australia's eightwicket win over Sri Lanka in a oneday match at the Gabba. On Thursday, Starc received his first Test cap...
  • Hadlee blames ODIs for pacers' injuries December 1, 2011

    Sydney: Legendary New Zealand fast bowler Richard Hadlee says the current crop of fast bowlers are getting injured frequently because of their bowling style in ODIS. Hadlee feels the bowlers are more prone to injuries when they bowl wide from the crease and that usually happens in oneday or T20 cricket. "If...
  • Clarke hints at playing Lyon against NZ November 30, 2011

    Brisbane: Skipper Michael Clarke hinted on Wednesday he is likely to play spinner Nathan Lyon and leave out one of Australia's three fast bowling newcomers against New Zealand at the Gabba. Clarke, lining for his seventh Test as captain and first at home on Thursday, did not reveal his selected eleven,...
  • Johnson could be out for 5 months with surgery November 30, 2011

    Brisbane: Australia skipper Michael Clarke thinks pace spearhead Mitchell Johnson will benefit from time out of cricket while he recovers from a foot injury that is likely to keep him sidelined for five months. Johnson has had a series of medical tests since returning from Australia's tour to South Africa last...
  • Clarkeled Aussies face acid test against NZ November 29, 2011

    Brisbane: Michael Clarke's beleaguered group has only played one match since it was condemned as the worst Australian Test lineup in decades. To the relief of millions of armchair selectors for cricket is the national summer sport that one game was a gritty comeback win to level the series...
  • Sehwag inspired Warner to push for Tests November 28, 2011

    Brisbane: David Warner, the Australian opener, has revealed that a candid conversation with India's Virender Sehwag inspired him to change his game. Warner has been in irresistible form this year for his state New South Wales and Australia A and should make his Test debut against New Zealand at Brisbane...
  • Newlook Aussie squad for 1st Test vs NZ November 26, 2011

    Brisbane: Bighitting opener David Warner is set to be among at least three debutants in Australia's team for the first Test against New Zealand, having been named on Saturday in a 12man squad. The 25yearold New South Wales opener replaces allrounder Shane Watson, one of five players ruled out due to...
  • Aus may delay squad announcement for NZ November 24, 2011

    Melbourne: Injury woes of the Australian team may force the selectors to delay naming the squad for the home series against New Zealand starting next week. The Sydney Morning Herald reported that the squad could be announced Sunday the day the team flies into Brisbane ahead of the first Test...
  • Ryan Harris ready for Test recall vs NZ November 23, 2011

    Brisbane: Paceman Ryan Harris expects to be fit to return for Australia's seriesopening Test against New Zealand next week and has vowed to play through the pain barrier to extend his international career. The 32yearold Harris, who has 35 wickets in eight matches after a belated Test debut, said a hip...
  • Watson doubtful for New Zealand Test series November 22, 2011

    Johannesburg: Australian allrounder Shane Watson admitted that he is doubtful for the upcoming twoTest series against New Zealand and even if he plays, he wouldn't bowl. The 30yearold hinted there is a question mark on whether he will play in the first Test of the summer which begins on December 1...