Mccullum

  • New Zealand pick rookie duo for West Indies tour 15-04-2014 09:24 AM

    New Zealand selectors included two new caps in a 15-man Test squad named on Tuesday to tour the West Indies, with injury-hit spinner Daniel Vettori's future under a cloud. Otago slow bowler Mark Craig was plucked from obscurity in anticipation of spin-friendly wickets on the three-Test tour, alongside fellow rookie...
  • WT20: Sri Lanka storm into the semis as Herath's five-for demolishes New Zealand 31-03-2014 10:19 PM

    Chittagong: Left-arm spinner Rangana Herath produced a dream spell of five wickets for just three runs as Sri Lanka recorded a crushing 59-run victory over New Zealand in a dramatic Super 10 match to qualify for the semi-finals of the World Twenty20. Herath turned the virtual knock-out match on its...
  • WT20: Sri Lanka take on New Zealand for a semi-final spot 30-03-2014 03:39 PM

    Chittagong: A semi-final spot at stake, Sri Lanka and New Zealand take on each other in a virtual knock-out match of the ICC World Twenty20 here on Monday. Sri Lanka and New Zealand are on four points each from three games and the winner of Monday's's Super 10 match at...
  • World T20: McCullum's fifty propels New Zealand to victory over Netherlands 29-03-2014 06:54 PM

    Chittagong: New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum smashed 65 to guide his side to a six-wicket win over Netherlands in the World Twenty20 on Saturday. Riding on McCullum's attacking knock, New Zealand had an over to spare, scoring 152 for 4 in response to Netherlands 151 for 4. McCullum, who hit...
  • As it happened: World T20, New Zealand vs Netherlands 29-03-2014 01:57 PM

    For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page Toss and team news: New Zealand win toss and opt to bowl. Tim Southee and Colin Munro miss out with Trent Boult and Jimmy Neesham coming in for them. While, Netherlands have decided to go with an unchanged side....
  • World T20: Netherlands aim to play party poopers for New Zealand 29-03-2014 09:06 AM

    Netherlands almost had their moment against South Africa in their previous encounter and with that defeat their race for semis is already over but the Dutch side can play potential party poopers to New Zealand when the two teams face each other in Group 1 encounter at Chittagong on Saturday....
  • World T20: Steyn's last-over heroics help South Africa beat New Zealand 24-03-2014 07:03 PM

    Chittagong: JP Duminy blasted an unbeaten 86 and Dale Steyn bowled a sensational last over as South Africa pulled of a dramatic two-run win over New Zealand to bring their ICC World Twenty20 campaign back on track, here on Monday. Riding on Duminy's blistering knock, South Africa collected 70 runs...
  • As it happened: South Africa vs New Zealand, World Twenty20 24-03-2014 02:04 PM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) TOSS & TEAM NEWS: New Zealand won the toss and opted to bowl. South Africa skipper Faf du Plessis returned fit to play in place of Behardien. New Zealand went in with an unchanged side. Playing XIs: New Zealand:...
  • We discussed taking players off due to lightning: Broad 23-03-2014 10:52 AM

    England cricket captain Stuart Broad said he and New Zealand counterpart Brendon McCullum considered taking their players off the field due to fears they could be struck by lightning in their World Twenty20 clash on Saturday. Heavy rain forced the players off after 5.2 overs of New Zealand's innings, with...
  • Delighted to to start with a win: McCullum 23-03-2014 09:14 AM

    Chittagong: New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum was "delighted" to start their ICC World Twenty20 campaign on a winning note but said a lot will depend on "luck" for all the teams to progress to the knockout stage of the tournament. "During our innings it was wet and the top surface...
  • Brendon McCullum's triple century lands him career-best ranking 19-02-2014 01:51 PM

    Dubai: New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum's match-saving knock of 302 in the Wellington Test against India has helped him jump eight places to a career-best 12th in the latest ICC rankings for Test batsmen. McCullum, who became the first New Zealander to score a triple hundred, helped draw the second...
  • New Zealand media hail 'Captain Fantastic', Brendon McCullum 19-02-2014 09:38 AM

    Wellington: New Zealand media dubbed triple centurion Brendon McCullum "Captain Fantastic", as Black Caps coach Mike Hesson said his unfancied team was finally reaching its potential. "Our greatest innings," trumpeted the New Zealand Herald's front page on Wednesday, accompanied by a picture of McCullum with his arms aloft after scoring...
  • India bowlers squandered winning positions in two of last four Tests 18-02-2014 05:01 PM

    India are winless in 2014, and while that remains a surprise in ODI cricket for the current World Cup-holders, on at least two occasions in the last four Tests, Indian bowling failed to respond when the batsmen had put the side in a winning position. It happened once each on...
  • McCullum shows maturity with Wellington triple century 18-02-2014 01:42 PM

    Wellington: Brendon McCullum showed his growing maturity and desire to stamp his mark on New Zealand with an inspirational triple-century that salvaged the second Test against India and sealed a 1-0 series win on Tuesday. The 32-year-old's 302 at Wellington's Basin Reserve capped a golden summer for the New Zealand...
  • 2nd Test: India hold onto a draw, NZ win series 1-0 18-02-2014 10:01 AM

    After Brendon McCullum's historic triple century batted India out of the second Test at Wellington on day five, Virat Kohli helped the visitors overcome a top-order failure with his sixth Test hundred and hold on to draw a Test they looked like winning two days ago. All eyes were on...
  • Brendon McCullum first NZ player to score Test triple century 18-02-2014 07:17 AM

    Brendon McCullum became the first New Zealand batsman to score a Test match triple century on Tuesday during the fifth day of the second Test against India at the Basin Reserve. The 32-year-old McCullum had resumed on 281 and brought up the milestone with a late cut for his 32nd...
  • As it happened: India vs New Zealand, 2nd Test, Day 5 18-02-2014 02:33 AM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) After Brendon McCullum's historic triple century set India 435 to chase on Day 5, Virat Kohli struck his 6th Test hundred to earn India a draw. Day 4 round-up: Bowlers win you Test matches because you need 20 wickets...
  • Better for India to lose 2-0 than not take an outside chance to win 17-02-2014 03:55 PM

    At the end of the first session on day three, India could hardly imagine the nightmare they would be starting at five sessions later in the second Test against New Zealand that has been turned on its head by the hosts' middle order. India led by 246 at the end...
  • Milestone man McCullum on the brink of greatness 17-02-2014 02:38 PM

    Wellington: An exhausted Brendon McCullum stood on the cusp of history on Monday after he had saved the second Test against India and set up his side up for a tilt at what would be an astounding victory on the fifth and final day. The 32-year-old captain ended the fourth...
  • 2nd Test: McCullum-led NZ stun India by taking a 325-run lead on Day 4 17-02-2014 10:53 AM

    Bowlers win you Test matches because you need 20 wickets to win one. India were once again taught that lesson by New Zealand on Monday when Brendon McCullum's second consecutive double century, BJ Watling's 124 and a world-record partnership of 352 for the sixth wicket between those two pushed the...
  • McCullum, Watling break world record for sixth-wicket stand 17-02-2014 09:53 AM

    Wellington: New Zealand skipper Brendon McCullum and B J Watling broke the world record for the highest sixth-wicket partnership with a 352-run stand against India in the ongoing second cricket Test here on Monday. McCullum and Watling scored 229 (not out) and 124 runs respectively to break the previous record...
  • Brendon McCullum scores third double ton against India 17-02-2014 08:34 AM

    Wellington: Brendon McCullum became only the second New Zealander to score two double centuries in the same series when he passed the 200 mark Monday in a remarkable game-changing innings against India. Fighting off pain from back, knee and shoulder injuries, the New Zealand captain reached 200 midway through the...
  • As it happened: India vs New Zealand, 2nd Test, Day 4 17-02-2014 02:25 AM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Brendon McCullum (281*) struck his second double ton of the series in a world record stand with BJ Watling (124) as India could take just one wicket on Day 4 of the 2nd Test, which ended with NZ 325...
  • One partnership was the key for us: NZ assistant coach 16-02-2014 01:53 PM

    Wellington: Heaping praise on Brendon McCullum and BJ Watling for their spirited batting in the ongoing third Test against India, New Zealand's assistant coach Bob Carter on Sunday said their effort has given the home team "a lot of heart" to fight the tough battle of survival in the match....
  • Dropped catches delay India's win in New Zealand 16-02-2014 01:48 PM

    India grassed crucial chances to let the chance of winning the second Test in New Zealand on the third day slip out of their hands, though the visitors still remain the favourites to level the series at 1-1. New Zealand won their first couple of sessions in the Test when...
  • Brendon McCullum determined to soldier on to save Test 16-02-2014 01:07 PM

    An exhausted Brendon McCullum looked wearily back at the Basin Reserve wicket as the sun that had beat down upon him for almost six hours on Sunday was slowly sinking and knew he would need to do the same again on Monday. The New Zealand captain had just slowly trudged...