New Zealand vs South Africa

  • Ross Taylor named in NZ XI to play England January 23, 2013

    Wellington: Sacked New Zealand captain Ross Taylor has been named in a New Zealand XI which will play England in two Twenty20 warmup matches at the start of its tour here next month. Taylor was dumped as New Zealand's captain during its tour to Sri Lanka in November and chose to...
  • Horror session cost us Test, says Kiwi cricket coach January 5, 2013

    Cape Town: New Zealand coach Mike Hesson said on Saturday that a "horror session" had upset his team's plans during the first Test against South Africa. Speaking the day after New Zealand crashed to an innings and 27 runs defeat inside three days at Newlands, Hesson said the match was...
  • Ross Taylor to skip South Africa tour December 13, 2012

    Wellington: New Zealand head to South Africa to take on the world's topranked Test nation in tumult, with Ross Taylor sitting out of the twomatch series after giving up the captaincy and Daniel Vettori ruled out with injury. Taylor rejected an offer to keep the reins of the Test team...
  • SA rue weather but happy to win series March 27, 2012

    Wellington: Poor weather undoubtedly halted South Africa's march to the top of the world Test rankings after they claimed a 1-0 series win against New Zealand when the third and final Test at the the Basin Reserve ended in a draw on Tuesday. Graeme Smith's side completed the series victory courtesy...
  • NZ draw third Test, but SA win series March 30, 2012

    Wellington: Morne Morkel took 6 for 23 and Kane Williamson made an unbeaten 102 in an almost one-on-one contest that ended in stalemate as South Africa and New Zealand drew the third Test on Tuesday. Promoted from his usual role as third seamer to take the new ball, Morkel took all...
  • First Test between NZ, SA ends in draw March 11, 2012

    Dunedin: The first Test between New Zealand and South Africa ended in a damp draw on Sunday when rain washed out a final day which had promised a tantalizing finish. New Zealand was due to resume at 137-2, 264 runs short of its victory target after South Africa declared its second...
  • 3rd ODI: SA beat New Zealand by 5 wickets March 3, 2012

    Auckland: South Africa beat New Zealand by five wickets in the third one-day international on Saturday, sweeping the series 3-0 to take a firm psychological advantage into the three-Test series starting Wednesday. Marchant de Lange took 4-46 as South Africa bowled out New Zealand for 206 in 47 overs, dismissing the...
  • NZ's Ryder, Bracewell banned over drinking March 1, 2012

    Wellington: New Zealand has suspended batsman Jesse Ryder and fast bowler Doug Bracewell for breaching team rules on drinking alcohol. In a statement issued on Thursday, New Zealand Cricket said they will miss Saturday's third one-day international against South Africa because they drank at a Napier hotel following Wednesday's second one-dayer,...
  • SA beat NZ by 6 wickets, seal ODI series February 29, 2012

    Napier: Morne Morkel took five wickets and Hashim Amla hit 92 runs as South Africa coasted to a six-wicket, series-clinching win over New Zealand in the second one-day cricket international on Wednesday. Morkel (5-38) and Lonwabo Tsotsobe (3-43), provoked a collapse which saw New Zealand slump from 163-2 in the 33rd...
  • SA edge NZ by 3 runs to clinch T20 series February 22, 2012

    Auckland: Marchant de Lange took two wickets in a final over on Wednesday that conceded only three runs as South Africa blunted New Zealand's run chase to win the third Twenty20 international by three runs and take the series 2-1. New Zealand started the last over needing seven runs with five...
  • Ross Taylor to miss South Africa ODI series February 17, 2012

    Wellington: New Zealand cricket captain Ross Taylor will miss the one-day international series against South Africa to continue his recovery from a calf injury. Taylor was injured while making a century in New Zealand's one-off Test against Zimbabwe last month but was thought likely to be fit for the three-match one-day...
  • Proteas eye top Test spot in New Zealand February 15, 2012

    Wellington: South Africa open hostilities on Friday against New Zealand on a six-week tour they hope will climax with a 3-0 Test sweep that would see them topple England from the top of the Test rankings. The tour begins in earnest with a Twenty20 international in Wellington but most attention will...
  • NZ retain T20 squad to face South Africa February 15, 2012

    Hamilton: New Zealand's selectors have retained the 14-man Twenty20 squad doing duty against Zimbabwe currently for the first two matches against South Africa this coming weekend. Regular captain Ross Taylor continues to miss out having picked up a calf injury during the one-off Test against Zimbabwe and the team management...
  • In-form Guptill looks to keep flowing February 15, 2012

    Hamilton: Martin Guptill, the New Zealand opener, hopes his recent run of form against Zimbabwe can keep him in a good frame of mind against South Africa in the upcoming series. Zimbabwe have posted few problems for Guptill across all three formats in the one-sided home series, but the 25-year-old...