New Zealand

  • One partnership was the key for us: NZ assistant coach February 16, 2014

    Wellington: Heaping praise on Brendon McCullum and BJ Watling for their spirited batting in the ongoing third Test against India, New Zealand's assistant coach Bob Carter on Sunday said their effort has given the home team "a lot of heart" to fight the tough battle of survival in the match. The...
  • Dropped catches delay India's win in New Zealand February 16, 2014

    India grassed crucial chances to let the chance of winning the second Test in New Zealand on the third day slip out of their hands, though the visitors still remain the favourites to level the series at 1-1. New Zealand won their first couple of sessions in the Test when they...
  • Brendon McCullum determined to soldier on to save Test February 16, 2014

    An exhausted Brendon McCullum looked wearily back at the Basin Reserve wicket as the sun that had beat down upon him for almost six hours on Sunday was slowly sinking and knew he would need to do the same again on Monday. The New Zealand captain had just slowly trudged off...
  • 2nd Test: McCullum ton erases India's lead on Day 3, NZ 6 runs ahead February 16, 2014

    New Zealand pressed the undo button on India's big 246-run lead on Saturday to move to 252 for 5, standing six runs ahead at close of play on day three of the second Test - thanks to Brendon McCullum's ninth Test century and his 158-run unbroken stand with BJ Watling. The...
  • Team India's current poor form won't hurt WC chances: Gavaskar February 16, 2014

    Wellington: India's poor form in the ongoing tour of New Zealand will count for nothing when the team comes here to defend the World Cup title as the current exposure to conditions would work to its advantage during the mega-event next year, feels former captain Sunil Gavaskar. India were thrashed 0-4...
  • Jesse Ryder dropped from NZ squad for World T20 February 16, 2014

    Wellington: Jesse Ryder's latest off-field indiscretion has predictably cost him a place in New Zealand's squad for the World Twenty20 tournament in Bangladesh next month. Ryder, 29, was dropped from New Zealand's squad for the second Test against India at the Basin Reserve after being involved in a late-night drinking session...
  • As it happened: New Zealand vs India, 2nd Test, Day 3 February 16, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 2 round-up: India drove themselves into a position of control on day two of the second Test against New Zealand, thanks to Ajinkya Rahane's maiden Test century and his partnership with skipper MS Dhoni that gave India a 246-run...
  • We need to fight back to deny India a win in the 2nd Test: Watling February 15, 2014

    Wellington: New Zealand wicketkeeper-batsman BJ Watling admitted that a long, hard battle lies ahead of their batsmen in the second Test against India after the visitors took a formidable 246-run first innings lead, riding on Ajinkya Rahane's maiden Test ton on Saturday. "It was not really an ideal day for us....
  • Rahane thanks Dravid, Tendulkar after maiden Test ton February 15, 2014

    Wellington: Elated after scoring his maiden Test hundred, Indian batsman Ajinkya Rahane on Saturday thanked retired legends Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid for inspiring him and helping him become a better player. Rahane hit 118 runs on Saturday in the ongoing second Test against New Zealand at the Basin Reserve to...
  • 2nd Test: Rahane's ton gives India control; NZ 24/1, trailing by 222 February 15, 2014

    India drove themselves into a position of control on day two of the second Test against New Zealand, thanks to Ajinkya Rahane's maiden Test century and his partnership with skipper MS Dhoni that gave India a 246-run lead on Saturday. Rahane stroked 118 runs and in partnership with Dhoni (68) added...
  • As it happened: New Zealand vs India, 2nd Test, Day 2 February 15, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 1 round-up: Hurt from being axed from India's limited-overs squad, Ishant Sharma once again breathed fire in New Zealand with a six-wicket haul that destroyed the visitors on the opening day of the second Test, which ended with India...
  • News 360: Kejriwal quits as CM after Assembly rejects Jan Lokpal Bill February 14, 2014

    Arvind Kejriwal's roller coaster ride as the Delhi Chief Minister came to an end on February 14, 2014 just 49 days after he assumed office along with his six colleagues as his government failed to table the Jan Lokpal Bill in the Assembly following a high-voltage clash with Congress and...
  • Back-in-form Ishant Sharma says he is ignored for important tours February 14, 2014

    Ishant Sharma chose to learn his lessons the hard way, but the good thing is that he has started the process. And to show for it, the Delhi pacer has five-wicket hauls in back-to-back Tests in New Zealand. But hurt from being axed for the Asia Cup and World T20,...
  • 2nd Test: Kane Williamson praises Indian bowling on day one February 14, 2014

    Wellington: Key New Zealand batsman Kane Williamson praises the Indian bowling attack after the Kiwis were shot out for 192 runs on the first day of the second and final Test . "They bowled very well. They sort of picked up from where they left off in Auckland (in first...
  • You only learn from experience, says Ishant Sharma February 14, 2014

    Wellington: After taking his career-best haul in Tests, Indian medium-pacer Ishant Sharma said that he has been bowling well consistently for some time but his performance was being noticed only now because he is among wickets these days. Ishant took 6 for 51 on the first day of the second Test...
  • 2nd Test: Indian bowlers rule New Zealand on Day 1 February 14, 2014

    Hurt from being axed from India's limited-overs squad, Ishant Sharma once again breathed fire in New Zealand with a six-wicket haul that destroyed the visitors on the opening day of the second Test, which ended with India just 92 runs away from NZ's score thanks to Shikhar Dhawan's 71 not...
  • India bowl NZ out on Day 1 of 2nd Test: How the wickets fell February 14, 2014

    Ishant Sharma took six wickets and Mohammed Shami scalped four as India bowled out New Zealand for 192 runs in their first innings on the first day of the second Test at the Basin Reserve in Wellington on Friday. Have a look at how the wickets tumbled: 9.3 overs: I Sharma to...
  • As it happened: India vs New Zealand, 2nd Test, Day 1 February 14, 2014

    For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page. Their morale dented after losing the opener, India would be desperate to end their disastrous tour on a positive note when they take on a sprightly New Zealand in the second and final Test starting on Friday. The visitors lost...
  • India in danger of losing second spot in ICC Test rankings February 14, 2014

    Dubai: India will be battling to salvage not just lost pride but also their second spot in the ICC Test rankings when they take on New Zealand in the second Test in Wellington from Friday. South Africa are guaranteed to retain the mace as well as collect a cash award of...
  • 2nd Test: India desperate to end New Zeland tour with a win February 13, 2014

    Wellington: Their morale dented after losing the opener, India would be desperate to end their disastrous tour on a positive note when they take on a sprightly New Zealand in the second and final Test starting on Friday. The visitors lost the Auckland Test by 40 runs and had previously...
  • Kiwis will settle for nothing less than a win, says McCullum February 13, 2014

    Wellington: New Zealand skipper Brendon McCullum on Thursday said the hosts will go for the kill in the second and final cricket Test against India to send the visitors empty-handed from the tour. The second Test will start at the Basin Reserve here on Friday. The hosts lead the two-match series...
  • Dhoni snubs media as India prepare for series decider against New Zealand February 14, 2014

    Wellington: India cricket officials shut down any questions about a fixing scandal ahead of the series deciding second Test against New Zealand with skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni a no-show for the traditional captain's pre-match media conference on Thursday. A committee set up by the Supreme Court on Sunday found Gurunath Meiyappan,...
  • NZ tour a learning curve for young Indian team: Dhawan February 13, 2014

    Wellington: India's opening batsman Shikhar Dhawan on Thursday said the current Test squad will only get better with time as they gain in experience, and that the New Zealand tour has been another learning curve for them. The visitors will take on the Kiwis in the second and final cricket Test...
  • New Zealand name two newcomers for second Test against India February 13, 2014

    Wellington: Batsman Tom Latham and allrounder Jimmy Neesham will make their Test debuts for New Zealand in the second Test against India which starts at the Basin Reserve on Friday. Latham has been named to bat at No. 5 in the New Zealand order, replacing Ross Taylor whose wife is expecting...
  • New Zealand will aim to keep India winless on tour, says Tim Southee February 14, 2014

    Wellington: New Zealand fast bowler Tim Southee on Wednesday said that his side will go into the second and final Test against India in its bid to keep the visitors winless on their tour here. After losing the ODI series 0-4, India slumped to a 40-run defeat in the first Test...
  • Green top awaits Team India at Basin Reserve February 11, 2014

    Wellington: There would be no respite for the Indian batsmen from the New Zealand pacers as the Basin Reserve pitch, under cover for the last few days, would be a green, seamers' paradise, curator Brett Sipthorpe said on Wednesday. The second Test between India and New Zealand will start from Febraury...
  • Neesham, Latham in NZ's squad for second Test February 11, 2014

    Wellington: Allrounder Jimmy Neesham and batsman Tom Latham have been named in New Zealand's squad for the second Test against India after Jesse Ryder and Doug Bracewell were dropped for a late night drinking session in Auckland last week. Both replacements are uncapped at Test level and the 21-year-old Latham comes...