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  • Live Score: New Zealand steady in run-chase 4 hours 47 minutes ago

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page.) Toss: New Zealand won the toss and opted to field against Pakistan in the first ODI. Teams: Pakistan (Playing XI): Mohammad Hafeez, Ahmed Shehzad, Younis Khan, Misbah-ul-Haq(c), Umar Akmal, Haris Sohail, Sarfraz Ahmed(w), Shahid Afridi, Bilawal Bhatti, Ehsan Adil, Mohammad Irfan New Zealand...
  • How the fast bowlers should bowl at World Cup 2015 3 days ago

    Having not played in ICC Cricket World Cup 1992 in Australia and New Zealand one might question my views on what I am about to say. But having toured both countries on more than one occasion, I might just know a little bit about the conditions in both. I know...
  • As it happened: New Zealand vs Sri Lanka, 6th ODI 6 days ago

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page.) Toss: New Zealand won the toss and elected to bat first against Sri Laka in the sixth ODI of seven match series. New Zealand lead series 2-1. Teams: New Zealand: Brendon McCullum (captain), Martin Guptill, Kane Williamson, Ross Taylor, Grant Elliott, Corey...
  • World Cup 2015: The men who can turn a game on its head 1 week ago

    Form is temporary, class is permanent. The real class of a player shows in situations where he can turn in a mach-winning performance when the team is in trouble. The World Cup has been witness to many such performances and no doubt the 2015 edition will see some more. These are...
  • As it happened: New Zealand vs Sri Lanka, 5th ODI January 23, 2015

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page.) Brief Preview: New Zealand are leading the series 2-1 with one game being abandoned. With three more games to go, a win on Friday would ensure that they won't lose the series. Sri Lanka, on the other hand would like...
  • As it happened: 4th ODI, New Zealand vs Sri Lanka January 20, 2015

    (For ball by ball commentary scroll down to bottom of the page) Sri Lanka won the toss and opted to bat in the the 4th ODI as Kyle Mills returned to the New Zealand squad after coming through his comeback match for Auckland from a groin injury with flying colours. Playing...
  • New Zealand in good shape for World Cup: Richard Hadlee January 17, 2015

    Auckland: New Zealand cricket legend Richard Hadlee has voiced optimism about the country's chances in the upcoming World Cup, which is being co-hosted with Australia. "We're in pretty good shape, there's some good depth but the bottom line is you've got to perform over a sustained period of time and that's...
  • Rain washes out third New Zealand-Sri Lanka ODI January 17, 2015

    Persistent rain washed out the third one-day international between New Zealand and Sri Lanka at Eden Park in Auckland on Saturday after less than 30 overs of the hosts' innings. New Zealand had been well-placed at 145 for 3 in the 29th over of the game that had already been reduced...
  • As it happened: New Zealand vs Sri Lanka, 3rd ODI January 17, 2015

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) PLAYING XIs: New Zealand: Martin Guptill, Brendon McCullum (c), Tom Latham, Ross Taylor, Corey Anderson, Luke Ronchi (wk), Daniel Vettori, Nathan McCullum, Tim Southee, Matt Henry, Mitchell McClenaghan Sri Lanka: Dimuth Karunaratne, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Kumar Sangakkara (wk), Mahela Jayawardene, Angelo Mathews (c),...
  • 2nd ODI: Sri Lanka ride on Dilshan ton to level series in New Zealand January 15, 2015

    Hamilton: Tillakaratne Dilshan made a flawless 116 to lead Sri Lanka to a comfortable six-wicket win over New Zealand on Thursday, leveling the seven-match one-day series at 1-1. Chasing New Zealand's 248, Sri Lanka reached the target with 14 balls to spare thanks chiefly to Dilshan's 17th one-day century. Earlier, New Zealand...
  • As it happened: New Zealand vs Sri Lanka, 2nd ODI January 15, 2015

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Preview: Kane Williamson's absence for possibly the next three matches against Sri Lanka could be a blessing in disguise for New Zealand, with the batting order given the opportunity to fine tune plans for the World Cup. Test opener Tom Latham...
  • Honey traps warning for New Zealand cricketers ahead of World Cup January 11, 2015

    Wellington: New Zealand's cricketers have been warned to be wary of "honey traps", which could be laid by sophisticated match fixing syndicates and betting chiefs during the upcoming ODI World Cup. A little more than a month before the showpiece event gets underway in Australia and New Zealand, Cricket Players Association...
  • 1st ODI: Jayawardene's ton in vain as New Zealand win by 3 wickets January 11, 2015

    Christchurch: Brendon McCullum lashed a half-century from 19 balls, matching his national record, to spur New Zealand to a three-wicket win over Sri Lanka on Sunday in the series-opening one-day international. Opening the batting, McCullum gave New Zealand a blazing start as they chased Sri Lanka's 218 for 9, hitting three...
  • As it happened: New Zealand vs Sri Lanka, 1st ODI January 11, 2015

    (For ball by ball commentary scroll down to bottom of the page) New Zealand and Sri Lanka begin fine-tuning their World Cup preparations in Christchurch with the first of seven one-day internationals. The first game will also serve as a dress rehearsal for the World Cup opener to be played between the...
  • New Zealand can reach World Cup final, says coach January 9, 2015

    Wellington: New Zealand coach Mike Hesson has said the 15-member strong squad selected for next month's World Cup possesses the right mix of youth and experience to realise the Kiwis' dream of entering the finals. "I think within the squad we've got an ability to adapt to different conditions and I...
  • World Cup squads: New Zealand fast bowler Adam Milne wins battle for WC spot January 8, 2015

    Wellington: Fast bowler Adam Milne won the battle for the final pace bowling spot in New Zealand's cricket World Cup squad named on Thursday. Milne's selection in the final 15-man squad had been signalled during New Zealand's second Test against Sri Lanka in Wellington when he joined the team for sessions...
  • Basin Reserve showed fluctuating nature of Test cricket January 7, 2015

    Wellington: The fluctuating nature of Test cricket was never more evident than the last five days at Wellington's Basin Reserve as New Zealand somehow managed to fight back to record an 193-run win in the second Test over Sri Lanka and seal a 2-0 series victory. Fortunes ebbed and flowed, individual...
  • Team ethic helped New Zealand to remarkable win: Brendon McCullum January 7, 2015

    Wellington: New Zealand's fightback from a position where they looked likely to lose the second Test against Sri Lanka inside three days to achieve victory on the final afternoon was testament to the Black Caps' team ethic, captain Brendon McCullum has said. The hosts dismissed Sri Lanka for 196 in their...
  • Mark Craig spins NZ to Test series win over Sri Lanka January 7, 2015

    Wellington: New Zealand wrapped up a 193-run victory over Sri Lanka on Wednesday to complete a 2-0 win in the two-Test series and continue its fine form in Test cricket. Mark Craig took 4 for 53 as New Zealand bowled out Sri Lanka for 196 with a session to spare at...
  • As it happened: New Zealand vs Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Day 5 January 7, 2015

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 4 round up: New Zealand's Kane Williamson posted his first Test double century and shared a world record 365-run sixth-wicket partnership with BJ Watling to put the hosts in a strong position after day four. Williamson was 242 and Watling...
  • Focus on team helped build partnership, says Kane Williamson January 6, 2015

    Wellington: Kane Williamson and BJ Watling were so much in the flow of their world record partnership, they appeared surprised to see captain Brendon McCullum waving them in as he declared to set Sri Lanka a target of 390 to win the second Test at the Basin Reserve. Williamson and Watling...
  • As it happened: New Zealand vs Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Day 4 January 6, 2015

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 3 Roundup: Kane Williamson and BJ Watling produced an unbroken sixth wicket stand of 94 to keep New Zealand alive on the third day of the second Test against Sri Lanka in Wellington on Monday. New Zealand were 253 for...
  • Fast bowler Tim Southee in doubt for 2nd Test against Sri Lanka January 2, 2015

    New Zealand seam bowler Tim Southee is in doubt for the second cricket Test against Sri Lanka, starting Saturday, because of an ankle injury. Captain Brendon McCullum told a news conference on Friday that a decision on Southee's fitness would be left to the morning of the match. If he is...
  • Sri Lanka wait on Rangana Herath fitness for second Test January 2, 2015

    Veteran left-arm spinner Rangana Herath is "50-50" to play New Zealand in the second Test at the Basin Reserve, though Sri Lanka will still go into the game keen to play positive, attacking cricket, captain Angelo Mathews has said. The 36-year-old Herath, who was the world leading Test wicket taker in...
  • Forget last year, New Zealand need to keep improving: Brendon McCullum January 2, 2015

    Wellington: Fresh off New Zealand's most successful Test year, captain Brendon McCullum is urging his team to start 2015 in the same fashion when they face Sri Lanka in the second game of their two-match series on Saturday. McCullum's side won five out of their nine Tests in 2014, including their...
  • 2nd Test: New Zealand seek to continue success against Sri Lanka in Wellington January 2, 2015

    New Zealand's eight-wicket victory over Sri Lanka in the first Test of their two-match series has given them an opportunity to start next year as they did this, with a series triumph over a higher-ranked opponent. Brendon McCullum's side are seventh in the International Cricket Council's (ICC) rankings, two places below...
  • South Africa drubbing led to New Zealand rise: Brendon McCullum December 29, 2014

    Christchurch: New Zealand cricketers have linked a record year of Test wins, after defeating Sri Lanka by eight wickets on Monday, to a drubbing two years ago by South Africa. New Zealand have won five Tests in 2014 for the first time in a calendar year after series wins at home...
  • 1st Test: Brendon McCullum, bowlers star as NZ beat SL December 29, 2014

    Christchurch: New Zealand beat Sri Lanka by eight wickets in the first Test completed Monday, with Ross Taylor and Kane Williamson steering the Black Caps to a four-day victory built upon a strong performance by their pacemen. Sri Lanka resumed the final day at 293-5 in its second innings and was...
  • As it happened: New Zealand vs Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Day 4 December 29, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page.) Day 3 round-up: Two late wickets by Trent Boult put New Zealand back in control of the first Test against Sri Lanka Sunday after a maiden Test century by Dimuth Karunaratne had briefly given the tourists a glimmer of hope. Sri...
  • As it happened: New Zealand vs Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Day 3 December 28, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page.) Day 2 Report: Openers Dimuth Karunarate and Kaushal Silva led Sri Lanka's fightback on the second day of the first Test Saturday as they followed on 303 runs behind New Zealand after being dismissed for 138 in the first innings. Karunaratne...