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  • Ryder not ready for New Zealand return, says McCullum Yesterday

    Jesse Ryder's blistering return to form may not be enough to get him rushed back into the international game, according to New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum. Ryder, who has been kept out of the national side due to multiple off-field incidents, smashed 136 off just 57 balls for Otago against an...
  • Jesse Ryder not ready for New Zealand return: Brendon McCullum Yesterday

    Jesse Ryder's blistering return to form may not be enough to get him rushed back into the international game, according to New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum. Ryder, who has been kept out of the national side due to multiple off-field incidents, smashed 136 off just 57 balls for Otago against an...
  • South Africa name Robin Peterson to replace injured Aaron Phangiso Yesterday

    Cape Town: South Africa have called up all-rounder Robin Peterson to replace injured left-arm spinner Aaron Phangiso for the Australia leg of their limited overs tour Down Under, the country's cricket board said on Friday. Phangiso suffered a sprained finger in a domestic match prior to the team's departure for New...
  • 2nd ODI: Ton-up Hashim Amla powers South Africa to 72-run win against New Zealand Yesterday

    Hashim Amla smashed his fourth one-day century of the year as South Africa put their World Cup credentials on display on Friday, beating New Zealand by 72 runs in the second one-day cricket international to take a winning 2-0 lead in the three-match series. Amla scored 119 - his 16th one-day...
  • As it happened: New Zealand vs South Africa, 2nd ODI Yesterday

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) TOSS: New Zealand opted to bowl against South Africa. Teams: New Zealand 1 Martin Guptill, 2 James Neesham, 3 Dean Brownlie, 4 Brendon McCullum (capt), 5 Tom Latham, 6 Corey Anderson, 7 Luke Ronchi (wk), 8 Daniel Vettori, 9 Tim Southee, 10...
  • Jesse Ryder's rapid century ramps up selection pressure 2 days ago

    Jesse Ryder has kept pressure on New Zealand's selectors to re-consider his exile from international cricket by smashing a century from 39 balls for Otago against Ireland in a limited-overs match. Ryder hasn't been selected for New Zealand since he was involved in a late night drinking session on the eve...
  • Kane Williamson to miss rest of New Zealand-South Africa series 3 days ago

    Batsman Kane Williamson will miss the two remaining matches in New Zealand's limited-overs series against South Africa due to a wrist injury. Williamson skipped the opening six-wicket loss to South Africa at Mount Maunganui on Tuesday and has subsequently been ruled out of second match at the same venue Friday and...
  • AB de Villiers guides South Africa to 6-wicket win vs NZ in 1st ODI 4 days ago

    Captain AB de Villiers top-scored with an unbeaten 89 as South Africa completed a six-wicket win over New Zealand in a limited-overs cricket international Tuesday to take a 1-0 lead in the three-match series. Earlier, Luke Ronchi was New Zealand's last man out for 99 after stalling a middle-order collapse and...
  • As it happened: New Zealand vs South Africa, 1st ODI 5 days ago

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) TOSS: South Africa opted to field against New Zealand. South Africa opens a one-day series against New Zealand looking to strike a psychological blow against the Black Caps ahead of the Cricket World Cup early next year. The three-match series, which begins...
  • Parnell out for South Africa but De Villiers backs depth 5 days ago

    Allrounder Wayne Parnell has failed to recover from a shoulder injury in time to play for South Africa in the first one-day international against New Zealand at the Bay Oval in Mount Maunganui on Tuesday. Parnell is the only major injury concern for the Proteas, who are likely to select Vernon...
  • Jimmy Neesham gets first crack at World Cup opening spot 5 days ago

    All rounder Jimmy Neesham has been given the first opportunity to settle questions at the top of New Zealand's order ahead of next year's cricket World Cup when he opens the batting with Martin Guptill against South Africa on Tuesday. The attacking Neesham has typically batted lower down the order for...
  • South Africa seek World Cup edge in New Zealand 5 days ago

    Wellington: South Africa opens a one-day series against New Zealand on Tuesday looking to strike a psychological blow against the Black Caps ahead of the Cricket World Cup early next year. The three-match series, which begins in the North Island's picturesque Mount Maunganui, will also give the Proteas a chance to...
  • Vettori in New Zealand squad for South Africa ODIs 6 days ago

    Wellington: Former captain Daniel Vettori has been included in New Zealand's 14-man squad to play the first of three one-day internationals against South Africa on Tuesday. The 35-year-old left-arm spinner played the most recent of his 275 one-dayers for New Zealand against England in June last year. He has since been...
  • New Zealand lose Ross Taylor, Adam Milne for South Africa ODIs October 17, 2014

    New Zealand's former skipper Ross Taylor and paceman Adam Milne will miss the upcoming one-day international series against South Africa because of injury, New Zealand Cricket said on Friday. Top order batsman Taylor, a veteran of 137 ODIs, has a calf problem, while Milne is struggling with an elbow injury and...
  • Ex-New Zealand all-rounder Chris Cairns charged with perjury October 16, 2014

    New Zealand cricket great Chris Cairns appeared in a London court on Thursday charged with perjury relating to a libel action he brought in England in 2012. Cairns won £90,000 ($146,000, 113,000 euros) after he sued former Indian Premier League chairman Lalit Modi over a 2010 tweet accusing the all-rounder of...
  • De Villiers says New Zealand among World Cup favourites October 15, 2014

    South Africa captain AB de Villiers says co-host New Zealand ranks among the favourites to win next year's Cricket World Cup. De Villiers told a news conference on Wednesday, on his team's arrival in New Zealand for a series of three one-day internationals, that familiarity with local conditions would make New...
  • Daniel Vettori named in New Zealand squad for Scotland game October 13, 2014

    Allrounder Daniel Vettori has raised hopes of a full return to international cricket after being named in a 12-man squad for New Zealand's one-dayer against Scotland on Wednesday. The 35-year-old had surgery on his left Achilles in June 2013 and has not played a match for New Zealand since taking on...
  • Hockey: India beat New Zealand to begin Johor Cup title defence October 12, 2014

    Malaysia: Parvinder Singh and Varun Kumar scored a goal each as defending champions India opened their campaign in the Sultan of Johor Cup with a 2-1 win over New Zealand at Taman Daya Hockey Stadium on Sunday. In a hard fought match, India took an early lead through Parvinder's field goal...
  • Hockey: Defending champions India face New Zealand test in Johor Cup October 11, 2014

    Johor Bahru: Defending champions India face New Zealand in their Sultan of Johor Cup opener to be played at the Taman Daya Hockey Stadium on Sunday. The team comprising a bunch of fresh faces go into the U-21 tournament as a confident lot. With players like captain Harjeet Singh, his deputy...
  • NZ dark horse for World Cup, Australia 'annoying', says Dale Steyn October 7, 2014

    South Africa paceman Dale Steyn rates co-hosts New Zealand as a "dark horse" to win next year's cricket World Cup, while one-day rivals Australia are "annoying." South Africa are among the favourites to win the quadrennial tournament but bring the dreaded "choker" tag after being upset repeatedly in past editions, including...
  • Doug Bracewell returns to New Zealand Test team for Pakistan series October 1, 2014

    Allrounder Doug Bracewell has earned a recall to the New Zealand Test squad for their series against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates after being dumped from the team for disciplinary issues earlier this year. The 24-year-old Bracewell, who last played against Bangladesh last year, was dropped after he and batsman...
  • Vernon Philander returns for South Africa's New Zealand, Australia tours September 30, 2014

    Durban: Vernon Philander is the only addition to the one-day squad that won the recent triangular tournament in Zimbabwe as Cricket South Africa (CSA) announced their selection to tour New Zealand and Australia starting next month. All-rounder Philander replaces seamer Mthokozisi Shezi in the 15-man touring party as selectors assess their...
  • Former New Zealand allrounder Chris Cairns charged with perjury September 26, 2014

    London: British prosecutors on Thursday charged former New Zealand great Chris Cairns with perjury. The charge relates to a 2012 libel action that Cairns successfully brought against former Indian Premier League chairman Lalit Modi over a tweet accusing the all-rounder of match-fixing during his time in the now-defunct Indian Cricket League...
  • Narendra Modi congratulates New Zealand PM on election victory September 21, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday congratulated John Key on being reelected for a third term as the Prime Minister of New Zealand. "Congratulations to Mr. John Key & the New Zealand National Party for the victory in the General Election," the Prime Minister said. Key, the conservative...
  • New Zealand prime minister wins 3rd term in office September 20, 2014

    Wellington: Prime Minister John Key won an emphatic victory on Saturday in New Zealand's general election to return for a third term in office, a result that will be seen as an endorsement of the way his National Party has handled the economy. "This is a great night. This is a...
  • Polling stations open in New Zealand general election September 20, 2014

    Wellington: New Zealanders were voting on Saturday in a general election to determine who will lead the country for the next three years and under strict laws allowing limited election coverage on polling day. On the eve of the vote, both the centreright National Party of Prime Minister John Key...
  • Brendon McCullum has matchfixing evidence September 18, 2014

    Wellington: Brendon McCullum's lawyer says the New Zealand cricket captain is determined to give evidence about alleged matchfixing approaches from a former teammate, believed to be Chris Cairns. McCullum is currently caught in a legal battle, with a High Court injunction put out to stop a newspaper in New Zealand from...
  • Former New Zealand captain Martin Crowe suffers cancer relapse September 17, 2014

    Former New Zealand cricket captain Martin Crowe has suffered a relapse of his cancer. The 51yearold first said he was suffering from a form of lymphoma in 2012 but after chemotherapy he said in June 2013 the tumours had been eroded and he was clear of the disease. Crowe was, however, told...
  • NSA collects mass data on New Zealanders, says Edward Snowden September 15, 2014

    Wellington: Former National Security Agency systems analyst turned leaker Edward Snowden says the NSA is collecting mass surveillance data on New Zealanders through its XKeyscore program and has set up a facility in the South Pacific nation to tap into vast amounts of data. Snowden talked via video link from Russia...
  • NZ cricketer Chris Cairns to face perjury charges September 12, 2014

    Wellington: Former New Zealand allrounder Chris Cairns says he will fight to clear his name after being informed by London's Metropolitan Police he is to be charged with perjury. The charges relate to the 2012 libel trial in London's High Court in which Cairns successfully sued Indian Premier League boss Lalit...