KANE WILLIAMSON

  • 5th ODI: New Zealand beat Pakistan by 68 runs to win the series 3-2 15 hours 54 minutes 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 Yesterday

    (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,...
  • 4th ODI: Williamson ton propels New Zealand to narrow win over Pakistan 2 days ago

    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 2 days ago

    (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,...
  • 3rd ODI: Pakistan crush New Zealand by 147 runs, lead series 2-1 5 days ago

    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 5 days ago

    (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,...
  • 2nd ODI: Williamson, Henry take New Zealand to a 4-wicket win over Pakistan 1 week ago

    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...
  • Kane Williamson, Sachithra Senanayake cleared by ICC to bowl again December 9, 2014

    Melboune: Sri Lanka's Sachithra Senanayake and New Zealand's Kane Williamson have both been cleared of the charge of illegal bowling actions and can resume bowling in international cricket. The pair were banned from bowling earlier in the year after their actions were found to go beyond the 15 degrees of elbow...
  • As it happened: Pakistan vs New Zealand, 1st ODI December 8, 2014

    For ball by ball commentary scroll down to bottom of the page Playing XIs: Pakistan: Mohammad Hafeez, Ahmed Shehzad, Asad Shafiq, Younis Khan, Haris Sohail, Misbah-ul-Haq (capt), Sarfraz Ahmed(wk), Shahid Afridi, Wahab Riaz, Umar Gul, Mohammad Irfan New Zealand: Dean Brownlie, Anton Devcich, Kane Williamson (capt), Ross Taylor, Tom Latham, James Neesham, Luke...
  • Pakistan, New Zealand build for cricket World Cup with ODI series December 8, 2014

    Pakistan and New Zealand start a five-match one-day series in Dubai on Monday with the focus on building confidence and momentum for next year's World Cup, which is just two months away. It promises to be a keenly-fought contest after they ended honours even in both the three-Test series and the...
  • Pakistan, New Zealand build for cricket World Cup with ODI series December 6, 2014

    Dubai: Pakistan and New Zealand start a five-match one-day series in Dubai on Monday with the focus on building confidence and momentum for next year's World Cup, which is just two months away. It promises to be a keenly-fought contest after they ended honours even in both the three-Test series and...
  • As it happened: Pakistan vs New Zealand, 2nd T20I in Dubai December 5, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page.) Toss: Pakistan have won the toss and opted to field. Playing XIs: Pakistan: Sarfraz Ahmed (wk), Ahmed Shehzad, Mohammad Hafeez, Umar Akmal, Haris Sohail, Shahid Afridi (c), Saad Nasim, Anwar Ali, Sohail Tanvir, Raza Hasan, Umar Gul New Zealand: Kane Williamson (c), Anton...
  • 1st T20: Pakistan thump New Zealand to take 1-0 lead December 5, 2014

    Sarfraz Ahmed smashed an unbeaten 76 off 64 balls in his debut Twenty20 and led Pakistan to a comprehensive seven-wicket victory against New Zealand on Thursday. Ahmed, who scored three centuries and three half centuries in his last seven tests, hit eight fours and two sixes in a brilliant knock, as...
  • As it happened: Pakistan vs New Zealand, 1st T20 December 4, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Toss: Pakistan won the toss and opted to bowl. Paceman Umar Gul's return is a huge boost for former world champions Pakistan ahead of two Twenty20 internationals against an under-strength New Zealand. The 30-year-old is back after suffering from a knee problem...
  • New Zealand name Kane Williamson stand-in skipper for Pakistan ODIs December 1, 2014

    Wellington: New Zealand on Monday named batsman Kane Williamson as stand-in captain for the upcoming limited overs series against Pakistan, allowing regular skipper Brendon McCullum to take a break. The move confirmed Williamson's status as McCullum's long-term successor, with chief selector Bruce Edgar saying it would give the 24-year-old valuable experience...
  • As it happened: Pakistan vs New Zealand, 3rd Test, Day 5 November 30, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 3 Round-up: Brendon McCullum smashed a double-hundred but Kane Williamson missed his by eight runs as New Zealand posted their highest total against Pakistan in the third Test in Sharjah on Saturday. McCullum hit 202 while Williamson made 192...
  • As it happened: Pakistan vs New Zealand, 3rd Test, Day 3 November 29, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 2 Round-up: Captain Brendon McCullum's belligerent record-breaking century put New Zealand on top in the third Test after offspinner Mark Craig's career-best 7 for 94 finished off Pakistan for 351. McCullum smashed New Zealand's fastest ever Test hundred off 78...
  • 3rd Test: McCullum, Craig put Pakistan on back foot in Sharjah November 28, 2014

    Sharjah: Captain Brendon McCullum's belligerent record-breaking century put New Zealand on top in the third Test after offspinner Mark Craig's career-best 7 for 94 finished off Pakistan for 351 on Friday. McCullum smashed New Zealand's fastest ever test hundred off 78 balls, and he and Kane Williamson combined for the Kiwis'...
  • Kane Williamson to miss rest of New Zealand-South Africa series October 22, 2014

    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...
  • ICC backs new testing methods for chucking October 18, 2014

    Dubai: Seeking to address doubts raised by the University of Western Australia (UWA), the ICC on Saturday defended its recent drive against chucking and its processes of identifying, testing bowlers with suspect actions. UWA was formerly the sole bio-mechanical testing centre for bowling actions and it has raised doubts over the...
  • As it happened: Barbados Tridents vs Northern Knights, CLT20 Match 20 September 30, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) West Indies champions Barbados Tridents will take on New Zealand side Northern Knights in an inconsequential Group B league match of the Champions League Twenty20. With Kings XI Punjab and Hobart Hurricanes already booking their semi-final spot from this group, bottom-placed...
  • CLT20: Tridents take on Knights in bottom-placed battle September 30, 2014

    Bangalore: West Indies champions Barbados Tridents will take on New Zealand side Northern Knights in an inconsequential Group B league match of the Champions League Twenty20, here on Tuesday. With Kings XI Punjab and Hobart Hurricanes already booking their semifinal spot from this group, bottom-placed Tridents and fourth-placed Knights have already...
  • CLT20: Kings XI Punjab start favourites against Northern Knights September 26, 2014

    Mohali: Their confidence on a high following back-to-back wins, Kings XI Punjab would definitely start as overwhelming favourites against Northern Knights in a Group B match of the Champions League T20 on Friday. Kings XI are presently at the second position in Group B with two wins from as many games....
  • As it happened: Hobart Hurricanes vs Northern Knights September 23, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) New Zealand's Northern Knights will look to continue their winning momentum when they face an upbeat Hobart Hurricanes from Australia. It will also be a battle between Northern's Kane Williamson, whose copybook skills will be pitted against unorthodox pyrotechnics from Hurricanes'...
  • CLT20: It's Williamson vs Blizzard as Northern Knights face Hobart Hurricanes September 23, 2014

    Raipur: New Zealand's Northern Knights will look to continue their winning momentum when they face an upbeat Hobart Hurricanes from Australia in a Champions League T20 match on Tuesday. It will also be a battle between Northern's Kane Williamson, whose copybook skills will be pitted against unorthodox pyrotechnics from Hurricanes' Aiden...
  • CLT20: Always trying to work on my shots, says Kane Williamson September 20, 2014

    Raipur: New Zealand batsman Kane Williamson on Friday said that he was looking for the shots all through his record knock of 101 not out in Northern Knights victory over Cape Cobras in a Champions League Twenty20 match here. Williamson struck a hundred from just 48 balls to record the fastest...
  • CLT20: Williamson ton flattens Cobras as Knights win by 33 runs (D/L) September 19, 2014

    Raipur: Rains took some sheen off Kane Williamson's record batting display of scoring the fastest ever century in Champions League Twenty20 as New Zealand side Northern Knights beat Cape Cobras of South Africa by 33 runs under DuckworthLewis method on Friday. Opening batsman Williamson produced a sensational batting show as he...
  • CLT20: Sprightly Northern Knights face Cape Cobras September 19, 2014

    Raipur: Spirited New Zealand side Northern Knights, who upstaged a starstudded Mumbai Indians in the qualifiers, will come face to face with one of the favourites to lift the title, South Africa's Cape Cobras, in their opening Group B tie of the Champions League T20 on Friday. Cape Cobras, who were...