Dunedin

  • 1st Test: West Indies earn dramatic draw against New Zealand December 7, 2013

    Dunedin: The first Test between New Zealand and the West Indies ended in a draw on Saturday, with rain washing out the final session and preventing a potentially exciting climax. New Zealand were 79 for 4, chasing 112 to win when rain set in just before tea, providing the last twist...
  • 1st Test: Darren Bravo's double hundred thwarts New Zealand on Day 4 December 6, 2013

    Dunedin: Darren Bravo provided stubborn resistance to New Zealand's bowlers bringing up his maiden Test double century to ensure West Indies made the hosts bat again and sent the first Test at University Oval here into a fifth and final day. Bravo, whose previous highest Test score was 195 against Bangladesh...
  • 1st Test: WI 168/2 following on, trail NZ by 228 on Day 3 December 5, 2013

    Dunedin: Kirk Edwards and Darren Bravo made half centuries in a 117-run second-wicket partnership which helped the West Indies to 168 for 2 in their second innings at stumps on Thursday after they followed on 396 runs behind New Zealand on the third day of the first Test. Tim Southee and...
  • 1st Test: Taylor's double century puts NZ on top December 4, 2013

    Dunedin: Ross Taylor's first Test double century helped New Zealand to 609 for 9 declared before his bowlers reduced West Indies to 67 for 2 as the hosts took firm control on day two of the first Test in Dunedin on Wednesday. Taylor produced a controlled 217 not out and combined...
  • 1st Test Day 1, NZ vs WI: as it happened December 3, 2013

    For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page West Indies have won the toss and opted to field against New Zealand in the first Test at Dunedin. New Zealand's Test series against West Indies could define captain Brendon McCullum's future with the aggressive batsman battling a chronic back...
  • New Zealand have woken England up after the 1st Test March 11, 2013

    Dunedin: New Zealand's credible performance in forcing England into a position where they had to bat to save the first Test in Dunedin will be a double-edged sword when the two teams arrive in Wellington later on Monday to prepare for the second Test. The positive side will be the way...
  • Cook knows England escaped an embarrassing loss March 10, 2013

    Dunedin: England captain Alastair Cook was acutely aware that his side had narrowly avoided an embarrassing first Test loss to New Zealand in Dunedin on Sunday and that the series may be more competitive than they first thought. Brendon McCullum's side, routed in South Africa late last year in a Test...
  • 2nd Test: Rutherford's debut century hurts England March 8, 2013

    Dunedin: Opener Hamish Rutherford made 171 on debut to lead New Zealand to 402 for 7 and a 235-run first innings lead over England on the third day of the first Test. Showers early in Friday's final session caused stumps to be called, with the home side in a strong...
  • ICC backs accuracy of Virtual Eye technology March 12, 2012

    Wellington: The International Cricket Council (ICC) has backed the accuracy of technology used in the Decision Review System after its developer threatened to withdraw it from the current New Zealand-South Africa Test because of criticism from players. South Africa allrounder Jacques Kallis and New Zealand fast bowler Doug Bracewell both...
  • NZ need 264 to win on last day in Dunedin March 10, 2012

    Dunedin: Brendon McCullum made a defiant half century in an unbroken 82-run partnership with Ross Taylor to lead New Zealand to 137-2 at stumps on the fourth day of the first Test Saturday. Jacques Rudolph earlier made an unbeaten 105 to become the third century-maker in South Africa's second innings before...
  • Smith, Kallis put SA in control in Dunedin March 9, 2012

    Dunedin: Graeme Smith made 115 and Jacques Kallis and unbeaten 107 in a 200-run partnership that wrested control of the first Test from New Zealand on Friday. South Africa were 268-3 at stumps on the third day with a lead of 233 runs. Smith's 23rd Test century and Kallis's 42nd led South...
  • 1st Test: NZ lead South Africa by 5 runs March 8, 2012

    Dunedin: New Zealand managed by small degrees to take a five-run lead over South Africa with one wicket standing on the second day of the first Test on Thursday. Though 19 wickets had fallen in five sessions, the match defied the strenuous efforts of both sides to gain control. South Africa was...
  • 1st Test: Martin sparks South Africa collapse March 7, 2012

    Dunedin: Chris Martin dismissed three of the world's best players within four deliveries on Wednesday to reassert his power over South African batsmen and to spark New Zealand's sharp resurgence on the rain-affected first day of the first Test. South Africa were 191 for seven at stumps on a day shortened...
  • Zimbabwe aim for massive turnaround February 2, 2012

    Dunedin: After suffering a humiliating ordeal in the one-off Test against New Zealand in Napier, Zimbabwe will have an uphill task ahead of them in order to compete with the hosts on level terms, when the two sides clash in the first of three one-day internationals in Dunedin on Friday. The...