NEW ZEALAND VS SOUTH AFRICA

  • South Africa top ODI rankings after NZ series victory October 28, 2014

    South Africa have moved to the top of the International Cricket Council (ICC) one-day rankings for the first time in five years, the Proteas climbing above Australia following their 2-0 series win in New Zealand. The last time South Africa headed the ODI rankings was in September 2009 but they slipped...
  • South Africa win New Zealand series 2-0 after rain washed out 3rd ODI October 27, 2014

    Hamilton: Rain washed out the third one-day international between New Zealand and South Africa on Sunday, giving the Proteas with a 2-0 series win. South Africa were 157 for 3 after 30.4 overs, batting first after New Zealand won the toss, when rain forced the players from Hamilton's Seddon Park. Umpires...
  • As it happened: New Zealand vs South Africa, 3rd ODI October 27, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) TOSS: New Zealand opted to field against South Africa. Teams: New Zealand: Martin Guptill, James Neesham, Dean Brownlie, Tom Latham, Brendon McCullum, Corey Anderson, Luke Ronchi, Nathan McCullum, Tim Southee, Matt Henry, Mitchell McClenaghan South Africa: Hashim Amla, Quinton de Kock,...
  • Ryder not ready for New Zealand return, says McCullum October 24, 2014

    Jesse Ryder's blistering return to form may not be enough to get him rushed back into the international game, according to New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum. Ryder, who has been kept out of the national side due to multiple off-field incidents, smashed 136 off just 57 balls for Otago against an...
  • Jesse Ryder not ready for New Zealand return: Brendon McCullum October 24, 2014

    Jesse Ryder's blistering return to form may not be enough to get him rushed back into the international game, according to New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum. Ryder, who has been kept out of the national side due to multiple off-field incidents, smashed 136 off just 57 balls for Otago against an...
  • South Africa name Robin Peterson to replace injured Aaron Phangiso October 24, 2014

    Cape Town: South Africa have called up all-rounder Robin Peterson to replace injured left-arm spinner Aaron Phangiso for the Australia leg of their limited overs tour Down Under, the country's cricket board said on Friday. Phangiso suffered a sprained finger in a domestic match prior to the team's departure for New...
  • 2nd ODI: Ton-up Hashim Amla powers South Africa to 72-run win against New Zealand October 24, 2014

    Hashim Amla smashed his fourth one-day century of the year as South Africa put their World Cup credentials on display on Friday, beating New Zealand by 72 runs in the second one-day cricket international to take a winning 2-0 lead in the three-match series. Amla scored 119 - his 16th one-day...
  • As it happened: New Zealand vs South Africa, 2nd ODI October 24, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) TOSS: New Zealand opted to bowl against South Africa. Teams: New Zealand 1 Martin Guptill, 2 James Neesham, 3 Dean Brownlie, 4 Brendon McCullum (capt), 5 Tom Latham, 6 Corey Anderson, 7 Luke Ronchi (wk), 8 Daniel Vettori, 9 Tim Southee, 10...
  • 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...
  • AB de Villiers guides South Africa to 6-wicket win vs NZ in 1st ODI October 21, 2014

    Captain AB de Villiers top-scored with an unbeaten 89 as South Africa completed a six-wicket win over New Zealand in a limited-overs cricket international Tuesday to take a 1-0 lead in the three-match series. Earlier, Luke Ronchi was New Zealand's last man out for 99 after stalling a middle-order collapse and...
  • As it happened: New Zealand vs South Africa, 1st ODI October 21, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) TOSS: South Africa opted to field against New Zealand. South Africa opens a one-day series against New Zealand looking to strike a psychological blow against the Black Caps ahead of the Cricket World Cup early next year. The three-match series, which begins...
  • Parnell out for South Africa but De Villiers backs depth October 20, 2014

    Allrounder Wayne Parnell has failed to recover from a shoulder injury in time to play for South Africa in the first one-day international against New Zealand at the Bay Oval in Mount Maunganui on Tuesday. Parnell is the only major injury concern for the Proteas, who are likely to select Vernon...
  • Jimmy Neesham gets first crack at World Cup opening spot October 20, 2014

    All rounder Jimmy Neesham has been given the first opportunity to settle questions at the top of New Zealand's order ahead of next year's cricket World Cup when he opens the batting with Martin Guptill against South Africa on Tuesday. The attacking Neesham has typically batted lower down the order for...
  • South Africa seek World Cup edge in New Zealand October 20, 2014

    Wellington: South Africa opens a one-day series against New Zealand on Tuesday looking to strike a psychological blow against the Black Caps ahead of the Cricket World Cup early next year. The three-match series, which begins in the North Island's picturesque Mount Maunganui, will also give the Proteas a chance to...
  • Vettori in New Zealand squad for South Africa ODIs October 19, 2014

    Wellington: Former captain Daniel Vettori has been included in New Zealand's 14-man squad to play the first of three one-day internationals against South Africa on Tuesday. The 35-year-old left-arm spinner played the most recent of his 275 one-dayers for New Zealand against England in June last year. He has since been...
  • New Zealand lose Ross Taylor, Adam Milne for South Africa ODIs October 17, 2014

    New Zealand's former skipper Ross Taylor and paceman Adam Milne will miss the upcoming one-day international series against South Africa because of injury, New Zealand Cricket said on Friday. Top order batsman Taylor, a veteran of 137 ODIs, has a calf problem, while Milne is struggling with an elbow injury and...
  • De Villiers says New Zealand among World Cup favourites October 15, 2014

    South Africa captain AB de Villiers says co-host New Zealand ranks among the favourites to win next year's Cricket World Cup. De Villiers told a news conference on Wednesday, on his team's arrival in New Zealand for a series of three one-day internationals, that familiarity with local conditions would make New...
  • Ross Taylor named in NZ XI to play England January 23, 2013

    Wellington: Sacked New Zealand captain Ross Taylor has been named in a New Zealand XI which will play England in two Twenty20 warmup matches at the start of its tour here next month. Taylor was dumped as New Zealand's captain during its tour to Sri Lanka in November and chose to...
  • Horror session cost us Test, says Kiwi cricket coach January 5, 2013

    Cape Town: New Zealand coach Mike Hesson said on Saturday that a "horror session" had upset his team's plans during the first Test against South Africa. Speaking the day after New Zealand crashed to an innings and 27 runs defeat inside three days at Newlands, Hesson said the match was...
  • Ross Taylor to skip South Africa tour December 7, 2012

    Wellington: New Zealand head to South Africa to take on the world's topranked Test nation in tumult, with Ross Taylor sitting out of the twomatch series after giving up the captaincy and Daniel Vettori ruled out with injury. Taylor rejected an offer to keep the reins of the Test team...
  • SA rue weather but happy to win series March 27, 2012

    Wellington: Poor weather undoubtedly halted South Africa's march to the top of the world Test rankings after they claimed a 10 series win against New Zealand when the third and final Test at the the Basin Reserve ended in a draw on Tuesday. Graeme Smith's side completed the series victory courtesy...
  • NZ draw third Test, but SA win series March 27, 2012

    Wellington: Morne Morkel took 6 for 23 and Kane Williamson made an unbeaten 102 in an almost oneonone contest that ended in stalemate as South Africa and New Zealand drew the third Test on Tuesday. Promoted from his usual role as third seamer to take the new ball, Morkel took all...
  • First Test between NZ, SA ends in draw March 11, 2012

    Dunedin: The first Test between New Zealand and South Africa ended in a damp draw on Sunday when rain washed out a final day which had promised a tantalizing finish. New Zealand was due to resume at 1372, 264 runs short of its victory target after South Africa declared its second...