NEW ZEALAND VS SRI LANKA

  • South Africa drubbing led to New Zealand rise: Brendon McCullum 3 hours 57 minutes ago

    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 7 hours 34 minutes ago

    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 12 hours 2 minutes ago

    (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...
  • 1st Test: Dimuth Karunaratne ton delays New Zealand victory push Yesterday

    Dimuth Karunaratne thwarted a tiring New Zealand bowling attack to score his maiden Test century and stymie the hosts' push for a win inside three days in the first Test as Sri Lanka reached 293 for five in their second innings at close of play on Sunday. Karunaratne, who resumed the...
  • As it happened: New Zealand vs Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Day 3 Yesterday

    (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...
  • 1st Test: New Zealand in control as Sri Lanka follow on 2 days ago

    Christchurch: 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 and Silva shrugged off their failures in the first innings, in which...
  • As it happened: New Zealand vs Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Day 2 2 days ago

    (For ball-by-ball updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Brendon McCullum smashed 195, including the fastest Test century by a New Zealander and became the first Kiwi to score 1,000 Test runs in a calendar year as he lifted his team to 429 for 7 at stumps Friday on...
  • Brendon McCullum produces again when team needs it most 3 days ago

    New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum's record breaking exploits continued on Friday as he imposed his will on a Test match to bend it to his team's advantage for the fourth time this year. McCullum smashed 195-runs from 134 balls at Hagley Oval to lead New Zealand to 429 for seven at...
  • 1st Test: Brendon McCullum ton puts New Zealand on top on Day 1 3 days ago

    Christchurch: Brendon McCullum smashed 195, including the fastest Test century by a New Zealander and became the first Kiwi to score 1,000 Test runs in a calendar year as he lifted his team to 429 for 7 at stumps Friday on the first day of the first Test against Sri...
  • As it happened: New Zealand vs Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Day 1 3 days ago

    (For ball-by-ball updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Preview: Sri Lanka will open hostilities against the Black Caps in their first tour of New Zealand for eight years on Friday, looking to acclimatise to local conditions for the upcoming World Cup. The tour features two Test matches, the first...
  • Sri Lanka better travellers then before: Brendon McCullum 4 days ago

    Christchurch: New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum said Sri Lanka have improved their away form by several notches and are a formidable side anywhere in the world now. Hosts New Zealand take on Sri Lanka here Friday in the first of a two-match Test series, followed by seven One-Day Internationals. "There's challenges in...
  • New Zealand off-spinner Mark Craig likely to play against Sri Lanka 4 days ago

    Christchurch: Off-spinner Mark Craig is likely to play his first Test Friday when hosts New Zealand take on Sri Lanka here at the Hagley Oval Friday despite the pitch heavily loaded in favour of fast bowlers. Overcast conditions and a deep green tinge look of the pitch means that both teams...
  • Sri Lanka begin Word Cup tune-up in New Zealand 4 days ago

    Wellington: Sri Lanka will open hostilities against the Black Caps in their first tour of New Zealand for eight years on Friday, looking to acclimatise to local conditions for the upcoming World Cup. The tour features two Test matches, the first beginning in Christchurch on Boxing Day, but the emphasis is...
  • Stiff competition among New Zealand pacers: Craig McMillan 4 days ago

    Christchurch: New Zealand batting coach Craig McMillan has said there is intense competition among the quick bowlers in the squad for a place in the final 11 and whoever misses out playing the first Test against Sri Lanka here will be unlucky. New Zealand take on Sri Lanka in the first...
  • Relief, satisfaction as new Test venue opens in New Zealand 5 days ago

    Canterbury Cricket chief Lee Germon has run the gamut of emotions in the last three years as he fought to bring international cricket back to earthquake ravaged Christchurch, though quiet satisfaction is what he will feel on Friday. New Zealand and Sri Lanka open their two-Test series on Friday at the...
  • Sri Lanka draw 2-day tour match in New Zealand 6 days ago

    Queenstown, New Zealand: Niroshan Dickwella made an unbeaten 63 and Dimuth Karunaratne and Lahiru Thirimanne also compiled half centuries as Sri Lanka drew its two-day match against a New Zealand Chairman's XI on Monday. The match at the Queenstown Events Center offered Sri Lanka's only preparation in New Zealand conditions before...
  • Malinga to return from injury during New Zealand ODIs 1 week ago

    Sri Lanka pace spearhead Lasith Malinga is recovering well from his ankle surgery and should be back in action during the later stages of the one-day international series in New Zealand next month, according to coach Marvan Atapattu. The mercurial Malinga underwent surgery on his left ankle in September and missed...
  • New Zealand reposition Brendon McCullum for Sri Lanka series December 21, 2014

    Wellington: New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum is set to return to his customary middle-order slot for the two-Test series against Sri Lanka starting in Christchurch on Boxing Day. McCullum opened with Tom Latham in all three Tests during the recent series against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates, scoring a double-century...
  • Sachithra Senanayake recalled by Sri Lanka after action cleared December 9, 2014

    Colombo: Off spin bowler Sachithra Senanayake has been recalled by Sri Lanka hours after his reformed bowling action was deemed legal Tuesday by the International Cricket Council. Senanayake was added to the Sri Lanka squad to play the remaining two one-day internationals against England because strike bowler and left-arm spinner Rangana...
  • New Zealand, Sri Lanka to play Test in Christchurch June 3, 2014

    Wellington: Christchurch will host a Test match for the first time since a devastating 2011 earthquake when New Zealand and Sri Lanka meet at the city's Hagley Oval from December 26 in the first match of a twoTest series. Hagley Oval, which hosts its first Test match, is also the venue...
  • Sri Lanka hope to spin New Zealanders out June 8, 2013

    Cardiff: Their morale sky high after a 21 series win over England, New Zealand would look to carry their good form into the Champions Trophy when they clash with Sri Lanka in a Group A match here on Sunday. Sri Lanka have an overwhelming record of winning 10 of their last...
  • NZ skipper Taylor hospitalised with flu in SL November 5, 2012

    Pallekele: New Zealand captain Ross Taylor and batsman Andrew Ellis were hospitalised on Monday after showing signs of stomach flu and dehydration. The country's cricket board said the two players showed symptoms of stomach flu during the rainaffected second oneday international at Pallekele International Stadium on Sunday. Taylor played on but...