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  • New Zealand vs Sri Lanka Live Score: 1st Test, Day 1 5 hours 56 minutes ago

    (For ball-by-ball updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Preview: Sri Lanka will open hostilities against the Black Caps in their first tour of New Zealand for eight years on Friday, looking to acclimatise to local conditions for the upcoming World Cup. The tour features two Test matches, the first...
  • Sri Lanka better travellers then before: Brendon McCullum 17 hours 50 minutes ago

    Christchurch: New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum said Sri Lanka have improved their away form by several notches and are a formidable side anywhere in the world now. Hosts New Zealand take on Sri Lanka here Friday in the first of a two-match Test series, followed by seven One-Day Internationals. "There's challenges in...
  • New Zealand off-spinner Mark Craig likely to play against Sri Lanka 18 hours 28 minutes ago

    Christchurch: Off-spinner Mark Craig is likely to play his first Test Friday when hosts New Zealand take on Sri Lanka here at the Hagley Oval Friday despite the pitch heavily loaded in favour of fast bowlers. Overcast conditions and a deep green tinge look of the pitch means that both teams...
  • Sri Lanka begin Word Cup tune-up in New Zealand 19 hours 27 minutes ago

    Wellington: Sri Lanka will open hostilities against the Black Caps in their first tour of New Zealand for eight years on Friday, looking to acclimatise to local conditions for the upcoming World Cup. The tour features two Test matches, the first beginning in Christchurch on Boxing Day, but the emphasis is...
  • Stiff competition among New Zealand pacers: Craig McMillan Yesterday

    Christchurch: New Zealand batting coach Craig McMillan has said there is intense competition among the quick bowlers in the squad for a place in the final 11 and whoever misses out playing the first Test against Sri Lanka here will be unlucky. New Zealand take on Sri Lanka in the first...
  • Relief, satisfaction as new Test venue opens in New Zealand 2 days ago

    Canterbury Cricket chief Lee Germon has run the gamut of emotions in the last three years as he fought to bring international cricket back to earthquake ravaged Christchurch, though quiet satisfaction is what he will feel on Friday. New Zealand and Sri Lanka open their two-Test series on Friday at the...
  • No need for sledging, abusive language: Richard Hadlee 2 days ago

    Christchurch: Former New Zealand all-rounder Richard Hadlee criticised the highly abusive nature of some modern-day cricketers and stated that the game should not be played with a "combative approach". "The game should be played hard and with intensity, but not with this combative approach," he told Fairfax Media Tuesday as quoted...
  • Sri Lanka draw 2-day tour match in New Zealand 2 days ago

    Queenstown, New Zealand: Niroshan Dickwella made an unbeaten 63 and Dimuth Karunaratne and Lahiru Thirimanne also compiled half centuries as Sri Lanka drew its two-day match against a New Zealand Chairman's XI on Monday. The match at the Queenstown Events Center offered Sri Lanka's only preparation in New Zealand conditions before...
  • Malinga to return from injury during New Zealand ODIs 3 days ago

    Sri Lanka pace spearhead Lasith Malinga is recovering well from his ankle surgery and should be back in action during the later stages of the one-day international series in New Zealand next month, according to coach Marvan Atapattu. The mercurial Malinga underwent surgery on his left ankle in September and missed...
  • New Zealand reposition Brendon McCullum for Sri Lanka series 4 days ago

    Wellington: New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum is set to return to his customary middle-order slot for the two-Test series against Sri Lanka starting in Christchurch on Boxing Day. McCullum opened with Tom Latham in all three Tests during the recent series against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates, scoring a double-century...
  • 5th ODI: New Zealand beat Pakistan by 68 runs to win the series 3-2 6 days ago

    Abu Dhabi: Young fast bowler Matt Henry grabbed five for 30 as New Zealand defeated Pakistan by 68 runs in the fifth one-day international on Friday to clinch the series 3-2. Henry, 23, knocked off the top order and then accounted for the key wickets of Sarfraz Ahmed and captain Shahid...
  • As it happened: Pakistan vs New Zealand, 5th ODI 6 days ago

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) New Zealand levelled the five-match series 2-2 with a narrow seven-run win in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday, setting up an intriguing finale to the tour after the preceding three-match Test and two-Twenty20 series were shared 1-1. Playing XIs: Pakistan: Ahmed Shehzad,...
  • Pakistan cricketers to visit terror-hit Army School in Peshawar 6 days ago

    Karachi: Left dismayed by the terror strike in Peshawar which left 132 children dead, Pakistan's cricket team is planning to visit the attacked Army school and pay its tributes. Shahid Afridi, who is leading the national team in the ODI series against New Zealand, wants to go to the school with...
  • PCB under fire for not postponing New Zealand ODI in the wake of Peshawar massacre 6 days ago

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) authorities have come under fire for not postponing the fourth One-day International against New Zealand by a day in the wake of the terrorist attack in a Peshawar Army Public School in which around 132 schoolchildren were killed. Former Test players and critics on different...
  • PCB to donate proceeds to Peshawar massacre victims 6 days ago

    Abu Dhabi: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) will donate all monetary proceeds from Wednesday's fourth One-Day International (ODI) with New Zealand to the victims of the Peshawar school massacre, said the board. The Pakistani Taliban attacked the Army Public School on Tuesday, which resulted in at least 141 deaths, mostly of...
  • Melbourne to host World Cup 2015 Australian opening ceremony 6 days ago

    Melbourne: Melbourne was Friday named as the host of Australian opening ceremony for the International Cricket Council (ICC) World Cup 2015. Two opening ceremonies for cricket's marquee event will be held on February 12, with co-hosts New Zealand to stage their opener on the same evening in Christchurch. The Melbourne celebration at...
  • Waqar Younis hopes to boost World Cup chances with New Zealand win 1 week ago

    Pakistan coach Waqar Younis feels a win in the fifth and final one-dayer against New Zealand in Abu Dhabi on Friday will give his team a boost for next year's World Cup. New Zealand levelled the five-match series 2-2 with a narrow seven-run win in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday, setting up...
  • 4th ODI: Williamson ton propels New Zealand to narrow win over Pakistan December 18, 2014

    Kane Williamson hit a brilliant hundred as New Zealand won the fourth day-night international against Pakistan by seven runs in an exciting finish in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday. Pakistan went ahead with the match despite calls to postpone it after the Taliban attack on a school in Peshawar on Tuesday which...
  • As it happened: Pakistan vs New Zealand, 4th ODI in Abu Dhabi December 17, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Toss: New Zealand won the toss and opted to bat. Playing XIs: New Zealand: Martin Guptill, Dean Brownlie, Kane Williamson (c), Ross Taylor, Tom Latham, Corey Anderson, Luke Ronchi (wk), Daniel Vettori, Adam Milne, Matt Henry, Mitchell McClenaghan Pakistan: Ahmed Shehzad, Mohammad Hafeez,...
  • Pakistan in no mood to play after killing spree: Younis Khan December 17, 2014

    Experienced Pakistan batsman Younis Khan says it will be extremely tough for the cricketers to go ahead with Wednesday's fourth one-dayer against New Zealand in Abu Dhabi following the killing spree at a Peshawar school. Witnesses said at least 132 students and nine staff members died on Tuesday when Taliban gunmen...
  • Waqar Younis desperate to shed Pakistan's 'unpredictable' tag December 16, 2014

    Coach Waqar Younis is desperate shed the "unpredictable" tag that dogs his Pakistan side ahead of this week's final two one-day internationals against New Zealand. Pakistan routed New Zealand by 147 runs in the third day-night international in Sharjah on Sunday two days after losing by four wickets in an unimpressive...
  • PCB keep Misbah-ul-Haq with team to avoid confusion December 15, 2014

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) have decided to let the Test and ODI captain, Misbah-ul-Haq remain with the team in the UAE despite being ruled out of the series with a hamstring injury, sending out a message that he will lead the side in the World Cup. "The doctors have...
  • 3rd ODI: Pakistan crush New Zealand by 147 runs, lead series 2-1 December 14, 2014

    Stand-in captain Shahid Afridi's brilliant all-round performance carried Pakistan to an emphatic 147-run victory over New Zealand in the third one-day international on Sunday for a 2-1 lead in the five-match series. Afridi hit a rampant 55 off 26 balls after Ahmed Shehzad smashed 113 off 120 as Pakistan raised their...
  • As it happened: Pakistan vs New Zealand, 3rd ODI in Sharjah December 14, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) TOSS: Pakistan opted to bat against New Zealand in Sharjah Playing XIs: New Zealand: Anton Devcich, Martin Guptill, Kane Williamson (capt), Ross Taylor, Tom Latham, Corey Anderson, Luke Ronchi (wk), James Neesham, Nathan McCullum, Matt Henry, Mitchell McClenaghan Pakistan: Ahmed Shehzad, Mohammad Hafeez,...
  • Groin strain forces NZ's Kyle Mills to return home ahead of 3rd ODI December 14, 2014

    Dubai: Pace bowler Kyle Mills will take no further part in New Zealand's one-day series against Pakistan after injuring his groin in training, the team said on Saturday. Mills, 34, sustained the injury while bowling in the nets ahead of the second one-day international against Pakistan at Sharjah. A timeline for Mills's...
  • Misbah-ul-Haq in doubt for third New Zealand ODI December 13, 2014

    Sharjah: Pakistan coach Waqar Younis on Saturday admitted skipper Misbah-ul-Haq remains doubtful for the third one-day international against New Zealand after he hurt his hamstring. Misbah fell awkwardly while chasing a shot in the third over of New Zealand's innings during the second day-night international in Sharjah. New Zealand won the match...
  • Adam Milne reprimanded, Misbah-ul Haq fined for breach of Code of Conduct December 13, 2014

    Pakistan skipper Misbah-ul Haq was fined 15 percent of his match fee for showing dissent at an umpire's decision and Kiwi bowler Adam Milne was reprimanded for using obscene language during an one-day international in Sharjah. New Zealand won the match by four wickets on Friday to level the five-match series...
  • 2nd ODI: Williamson, Henry take New Zealand to a 4-wicket win over Pakistan December 13, 2014

    Sharjah: Captain Kane Williamson smashed his sixth century in the last seven limited-overs matches and fast bowler Matt Henry grabbed 4 for 45 as New Zealand defeated Pakistan by four wickets in the second one-day international to level the five-match series 1-1 on Friday. Williamson held the innings together with an...
  • As it happened: Pakistan vs New Zealand, 2nd ODI December 12, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Toss: Pakistan won the toss and opted to bat. Playing XI: New Zealand: Dean Brownlie, Anton Devcich, Kane Williamson (c), Ross Taylor, Tom Latham, Corey Anderson, Luke Ronchi (wk), Daniel Vettori, Adam Milne, Matt Henry, Mitchell McClenaghan Pakistan: Ahmed Shehzad, Mohammad Hafeez, Asad...
  • Pakistan think-tank has 2015 World Cup in mind December 12, 2014

    Karachi: Keeping in mind the 2015 World Cup, Pakistan's chief selector Moin Khan and head coach Waqar Younis are contemplating using a different bowling combination for the last three one-day internationals against New Zealand in the UAE. A reliable source close to the national team management told PTI that new bowlers,...