Neil Wagner

  • 3rd Test: New Zealand edge ahead of West Indies in Barbados June 29, 2014

    Bridgetown: Kane Wiliamson and Brendon McCullum lifted New Zealand to 123 for three, a lead of 99, at stumps on the third day of the third and final Test against West Indies at Kensington Oval on Saturday. Early strikes by the West Indies bowlers put the tourists under pressure in their...
  • As it happened: New Zealand vs India, 2nd Test, Day 2 February 15, 2014

    (For ballbyball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 1 roundup: Hurt from being axed from India's limitedovers squad, Ishant Sharma once again breathed fire in New Zealand with a sixwicket haul that destroyed the visitors on the opening day of the second Test, which ended with India...
  • Poor umpiring robs India of victory in Auckland February 9, 2014

    At the start of day four's play, the first Test match hung in a balance as New Zealand needed nine wickets and India 320 more runs for a win in Auckland. India put up a spirited chase and at one point looked in total control with Shikhar Dhawan and Virat...
  • 1st Test: NZ beat India by 40 runs after Dhoni's controversial decision February 9, 2014

    Auckland: Chasing a stiff target of 407 runs to win, Team India went down fighting and were dismissed for 366 in their second innings as they slumped to a 40run defeat against New Zealand in the first Test at Eden Park in Auckland on Sunday. It was a rollercoaster fourth...
  • New Zealand not pressing the panic button yet: Wagner February 8, 2014

    Auckland: New Zealand bowler Neil Wagner on Saturday said that the hosts will not be hitting the panic button just yet as they are confident of taking remaining Indian wickets needed for victory in the first Test, here. At stumps on day three, India still need 320 runs for a win...
  • New Zealand must prepare green pitches, says Crowe January 16, 2014

    Napier: The huge gap in their ICC rankings might make India the favourites but former New Zealand batsman Martin Crowe feels the Kiwis have a fair chance of winning the upcoming ODI and Test series if they prepare pitches that would assist seamers. India, touring New Zealand for the first time...
  • 2nd Test: Rain forces early stumps on Day 1, Bangladesh 228/5 October 21, 2013

    Dhaka: Opener Tamim Iqbal scored 95 runs to help Bangladesh reach 228 for 5 at tea on the first day of the second cricket Test against New Zealand on Monday before rain suspended play for the day. Tamim's 95 came off 153 balls that included 17 boundaries. Kane Williamson took a...
  • New Zealand opt for allpace attack in 2nd Test May 24, 2013

    Leeds: Spinner and former skipper Daniel Vettori ruled himself out of the second Test at Headingley, ensuring New Zealand will take on England with an allpace attack from Friday. Vettori's decision to put the team first rather than play a 112th Test and become the sole New Zealand recordholder for...
  • New Zealand bowler Wagner wants to get under England's skin May 23, 2013

    Leeds: New Zealand's Neil Wagner said on Wednesday he wanted to make England batsmen "hate him" and "get in their face" as the Black Caps look to square the Test series with victory at Headingley. England won the first Test of this twomatch campaign with a commanding 170run success, achieved...
  • Wagner presses Test case in New Zealand win May 7, 2013

    London: Neil Wagner staked his claim for a place in New Zealand's Test side against England next week with a fivewicket return as the tourists beat Derbyshire by 107 runs on the third and final day of their opening warmup match at Derby on Monday. The 27yearold leftarm seamer, who troubled...
  • Brownlie, Watling hit halfcenturies in opener May 4, 2013

    Derby: New Zealand made a promising start to their tour of England as Dean Brownlie and BJ Watling scored halfcenturies in their opening match against Derbyshire on Saturday. The tourists are warming up for their Test series against England, which starts at Lord's on May 16, and they recovered from a...
  • New Zealand name unchanged squad for 2nd Test against England March 11, 2013

    Wellington: New Zealand named an unchanged squad Monday for the second Test against England, with coach Mike Hesson saying he wanted to reward a fine performance in the drawn first Test in Dunedin. Seamer Doug Bracewell failed to reclaim his spot in the 13-man squad after missing the first Test...
  • Neil Wagner, Bruce Martin prove unlikely bowling strike force March 7, 2013

    Dunedin: Neil Wagner and Bruce Martin proved able standbys as the backup duo made the most of their surprise inclusion to take four wickets each and help New Zealand bowl England out for 167 on the second day of the rain-shortened first Test. Left arm pace bowler Wagner was the...
  • We know we played badly, says Jonathan Trott March 7, 2013

    Dunedin: There was no need for the "hairdryer treatment" from coach Andy Flower after England were bowled out for a meagre 167 by New Zealand on Thursday, with the tourists fully aware of how badly they had played, batsman Jonathan Trott said on Thursday. Alastair Cook's side are the second...
  • 2nd Test: NZ on top after England fold for 167 in Dunedin March 7, 2013

    Dunedin: Openers Hamish Rutherford and Peter Fulton capitalised on the cheap dismissal of England by guiding New Zealand to 131 without loss at close of play on the second day of the first test on Thursday. Bowlers Neil Wagner and Bruce Martin had earlier taken four wickets apiece to shock England...
  • New Zealand add Wagner to squad for first England Test March 2, 2013

    Left-arm paceman Neil Wagner has been rewarded with a place in New Zealand's squad for the first Test against England after taking six wickets in the ongoing tour match in Queenstown. The South Africa-born 26-year-old joins a squad of 13 for the March 6 test in Dunedin, New Zealand Cricket said...
  • 2nd Test: WI hold edge chasing 206 August 5, 2012

    Jamaica: West Indies require 71 more runs with six wickets in hand to win the second and final test against New Zealand and wrap up a 20 series win after reaching 135 for 4 by stumps on Saturday on the third day. Offspinner Narsingh Deonarine took a careerbest 37 for 4...
  • 1st Test: WI thump NZ by nine wickets July 30, 2012

    Antigua: Fast bowler Kemar Roach took 60 for 5 and opener Chris Gayle hit 64 not out to lead West Indies to a ninewicket victory over New Zealand in the first Test match on Sunday. Roach's probing spell helped New Zealand topple from 199 for 3 overnight to 272 only 75...
  • ICC clears Wagner to represent New Zealand April 19, 2012

    Wellington: South Africaborn pace bowler Neil Wagner has been declared eligible to play for New Zealand after the International Cricket Council (ICC) ruled there were special circumstances why he did not meet residency regulations, NZ Cricket (NZC) said on Thursday. The ICC requires a player to spend at least 183 days...