New Zealand

  • One bad session cost us second Test, says McCullum June 22, 2014

    Port-of-Spain: New Zealand skipper Brendon McCullum believes one bad session cost his side the second Test against West Indies, and says they need to stick to their game plan if they are to win the third Test and the series. The Black Caps won the opening Test by 186 runs in...
  • New Zealand's Kane Williamson reported for suspect bowling action June 22, 2014

    New Zealand batsman Kane Williamson has been reported for a suspect bowling action, the International Cricket Council has said. The 23-year-old Williamson, who is an effective part-time offspinner for New Zealand, was reported by umpires Ian Gould, Richard Illingworth and Rod Tucker after the second Test against West Indies in Trinidad. The...
  • Pakistan add T20 with NZ to Australia itinerary June 21, 2014

    Pakistan on Friday announced revised schedules for cricket series against Australia and New Zealand in the United Arab Emirates, adding one Twenty20 match. Pakistan will play a Twenty20, three one-day internationals, and a four-day side game followed by two Tests against Australia from October 3 to November 3, a series which...
  • 2nd Test: Gayle powers West Indies to 10-wicket victory over New Zealand June 21, 2014

    Trinidad: Left-hander Chris Gayle hit six sixes in a whirlwind 80 off 46 balls Friday to power the West Indies to a 10-wicket victory over New Zealand midway through the fifth and final day of the second Test. Gayle added seven fours as the hosts raced to a victory target of...
  • 2nd Test: Bowlers put West Indies in sight of victory June 20, 2014

    Port-of-Spain: The West Indies bowlers produced a spirited performance to put a series-levelling victory in sight against New Zealand after four days of the second Test on Thursday. New Zealand, facing a first-innings deficit of 239, reached 257 for 8 in their second innings, leading by 18 with two wickets in...
  • Tim Southee fined for breaching ICC Code of Conduct June 19, 2014

    Dubai: New Zealand pacer Tim Southee has been fined 30 per cent of his match fee for having a confrontation with West Indies batsman Kirk Edwards during the second day's play in the ongoing second cricket Test between the two sides. "New Zealand pacer Tim Southee has been fined for a...
  • 2nd Test: New Zealand resist after West Indies' 460 June 19, 2014

    Port-of-Spain: New Zealand battled back strongly after conceding a first innings lead of 239 in the second Test against the West Indies on Wednesday, reaching 73 for 1 in their second innings at close on the third day at the Queen's Park Oval. No. 3 Kane Williamson hit an unbeaten 38...
  • Curtly Ambrose inspired me to succeed: Jerome Taylor June 18, 2014

    Port-of-Spain: West Indies pacer Jerome Taylor says encouragement from bowling legend Sir Curtly Ambrose has contributed to his recent success with the ball in the current Test series against New Zealand. Taylor, who has been among the leading wicket takers for West Indies, grabbed four for 34 on the opening day...
  • 2nd Test: Brathwaite, Bravo tons put West Indies on top June 18, 2014

    Port-of-Spain: Opener Kraigg Brathwaite stroked a maiden century and left-hander Darren Bravo also notched three figures on Tuesday as the West Indies dominated day two of the second Test against New Zealand at the Queen's Park Oval. The hosts, replying to New Zealand's total of 221, motored to 310 for 5...
  • 2nd Test: Taylor, Benn spells restrict New Zealand to 221 June 17, 2014

    Port-of-Spain: Left-handed opener Tom Latham hit a resolute 82 on Monday but pacer Jerome Taylor took 4 for 34 as the West Indies hit back to bowl out New Zealand for 221 on day one of the second Test. The hosts were 6 for 1 in reply by stumps at Queen's...
  • Live Score: West Indies vs New Zealand, 2nd Test, Day 1 June 16, 2014

    Catch live action from the first day at Port of Spain Test as West Indies try to draw level in the series. (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) The West Indies are likely to go with a three-pronged pace attack in the second Test as they...
  • 2nd Test: West Indies look to pace to even series against New Zealand June 16, 2014

    Port-of-Spain: The West Indies are likely to go with a three-pronged pace attack in the second Test against New Zealand as they seek to rebound from last week's heavy defeat and level the series. The West Indies were hammered by 186 runs inside four days in the first Test at Sabina...
  • West Indies spirits high despite heavy defeat: Kemar Roach June 15, 2014

    Fast bowler Kemar Roach says the heavy loss to New Zealand in the first Test has not disrupted the mood in the West Indies camp. The Caribbean side suffered a 186-run loss to the Black Caps inside four days at Sabina Park on Wednesday, to fall behind 0-1 in the three-match...
  • Pitch and selection headaches for Black Caps June 15, 2014

    Port-of-Spain: New Zealand are mulling over the Queen's Park Oval pitch as they contemplate their final XI for the second Test against West Indies, starting on Monday. The tourists fielded two seamers and two spinners in the first Test at Sabina Park in Jamaica last week, coming away with an emphatic...
  • West Indies call up uncapped pair for second Test against New Zealand June 14, 2014

    Port of Spain: West Indies have made two changes to their batting line-up ahead of the second Test against New Zealand, beginning on Monday at Queen's Park Oval. Following the batting failures which contributed to a 186-run defeat inside four days in last week's first Test in Jamaica, the selectors...
  • Coach Gibson blasts batsmen for Kingston Test defeat June 13, 2014

    Kingston: West Indies coach Ottis Gibson has blamed the side's batsmen for their 186-run defeat to New Zealand in the first Test match which ended in Kingston on Wednesday. Gibson has blasted the regional side's batting in the two innings as" bitterly disappointing" after they scored 262 and 216 with only...
  • 1st Test: Debutant Mark Craig stars as New Zealand defeat West Indies by 186 runs June 12, 2014

    Kingston: Debutant offspinner Mark Craig took 4 for 97 and legspinner Ish Sodhi added 3 for 42 as New Zealand completed victory against the West Indies by 186 runs late on day four Wednesday of the opening cricket Test. The West Indies, set an improbable 403 to win, were bowled out...
  • Jerome Taylor feels honoured to return to Windies setup June 11, 2014

    Kingston: Jamaican fast bowler Jerome Taylor feels honoured to have been recalled to the West Indies squad after an absence of nearly five years. Taylor, whose career has been plagued by a series of back-related injuries over the years, was recalled for the ongoing three Test series against New Zealand at...
  • 1st Test: New Zealand in command in Kingston against West Indies June 11, 2014

    Kingston: Experienced seamer Tim Southee and debutant offspinner Mark Craig shared the bowling honours as New Zealand dismissed the West Indies for 262 to take a potentially match-winning 246-run first innings lead late on the third day of the first Test at Sabina Park in Jamaica on Tuesday. By the...
  • 1st Test, WI vs NZ: Neesham, Watling put NZ on top on Day 2 June 10, 2014

    Allrounder Jimmy Neesham became the first New Zealander, and just the eighth player overall, to score centuries in each of his first two Tests as the tourists ended the second day of the first Test against West Indies with a huge first innings lead. Neesham, who scored 137 not out on...
  • Herschelle Gibbs declines offer to play in Pakistan after airport attack June 9, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan cricket has been dealt another blow after former Test players Herschelle Gibbs of South Africa and Jacob Oram of New Zealand declined an invitation to play in a T20 tournament in Karachi in the wake of terrorist attack at the Karachi airport on Sunday. The attack and siege lasted...
  • 1st Test: Williamson ton puts NZ on top against West Indies June 9, 2014

    Kingston, Jamaica: Kane Williamson scored his sixth Test century Sunday to lead New Zealand to a satisfying 240-2 against the West Indies at the close of day one at Sabina Park. The Kiwi No. 3 cracked an undefeated 105 at Sabina Park in the first Test, spiced with 11 boundaries...
  • West Indies vs New Zealand Live Score: 1st Test, Day 1 at Kingston June 8, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) TOSS: New Zealand opt to bat against West Indies at Kingston. Playing XIs: New Zealand: Peter Fulton, Tom Latham, Kane Williamson, Ross Taylor, Brendon McCullum (capt), James Neesham, BJ Watling (wk), Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Mark Craig, Trent Boult West Indies: Chris Gayle,...
  • Do it well twice, Darren Bravo urges batsmen June 7, 2014

    Kingston: Darren Bravo has called on the West Indies batting unit to deliver in both innings if they are to trounce New Zealand in the upcoming three-Test series. The Caribbean side have struggled with inconsistent batting in recent years, leading to nightmare results on tours of India and New Zealand last...
  • Patience will be key against NZ in Test series, says Samuels June 6, 2014

    Patience will be the key if West Indies are to beat New Zealand in the upcoming three-Test series, says stroke-maker Marlon Samuels. The elegant right-hander believes that with Caribbean pitches having become low and slow, batsmen will have to spend time grafting as there will be no easy runs available, reports...
  • Jamaican pacers spark Kiwi batting collapse June 4, 2014

    Trelawny, Jamaica: The Jamaican pace trio tore their way through New Zealand's second innings to send them tumbling in a spectacular late afternoon batting collapse here on the second day of their three-day practice game. Christopher Powell, Derval Green and Nicholson Gordon grabbed seven wickets as the visitors plunged to 65...
  • Fit-again Taylor, Roach back in West Indies Test squad June 3, 2014

    Barbados: Having recovered from their respective injuries, West Indies pacers Jerome Taylor and Kemar Roach have been included in the 13-man Test squad for the first match against New Zealand, starting June 8. Taylor, who last played for West Indies in November 2009, recently returned to competitive cricket for Jamaica in...
  • Providence Test shifted to Bridgetown June 3, 2014

    The Kensington Oval at Bridgetown in Barbados, will host the third Test in the upcoming series between West Indies and New Zealand. The match was pulled out of the National Stadium at Providence in Guyana over the weekend after the failure of the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) and government to...
  • New Zealand, Sri Lanka to play Test in Christchurch June 3, 2014

    Wellington: Christchurch will host a Test match for the first time since a devastating 2011 earthquake when New Zealand and Sri Lanka meet at the city's Hagley Oval from December 26 in the first match of a two-Test series. Hagley Oval, which hosts its first Test match, is also the venue...
  • West Indies board removes NZ Test match from Guyana June 3, 2014

    Georgetown, Guyana: Guyana has lost the third Test between the West Indies and New Zealand due to a dispute over who controls cricket in the South American country. The teams were scheduled to play the final Test at the Providence Stadium, Georgetown, from June 26 to 30. However, the West Indies...