New Zealand

South Africa top-order stand firm on day one

Led by a fluent 82 from Quinton de Kock and fifties from Stephen Cook, Hashim Amla and JP Duminy, South Africa claimed the honours on day one of the second Test against New Zealand in Centurion by scoring 288 for three from 88 overs.
27 August 2016

Jesse Ryder ends Essex contract after calf strain

New Zealand batsman Jesse Ryder has ended his contract with Essex County Cricket Club early and has returned home after a calf strain.
24 August 2016

CSA blames unseasonal rain for poor outfield conditions at Kingsmead

Cricket South Africa chief executive Haroon Lorgat has blamed the unseasonal rain in Durban for the poor outfield conditions at Kingsmead where the first Test between the Proteas and New Zealand ended in a draw.
23 August 2016

Outfield at Kingsmead ends first Test in draw

The wet outfield at Kingsmead has forced the first Test between South Africa and New Zealand to end in a dull draw after the fifth day’s play was called off without a ball being bowled.
23 August 2016

Soggy outfield leads to second consecutive washout at Kingsmead

Wet outfield conditions have forced a complete washout of the fourth day’s play of the first Test between South Africa and New Zealand in Durban.
22 August 2016

Overnight rain renders outfield unfit for play on day three

Overnight rain at Kingsmead in Durban left the outfield wet and unsuitable for play, eventually forcing the umpires to abandon play on the third day of the first Test between South Africa and New Zealand.
21 August 2016

Heavy rain intervenes after Steyn twin strikes

Inclement rain washed out two sessions on the second day of the first Test in Durban but not before South Africa speedster Dale Steyn struck twice to remove the New Zealand openers, restricting the Black Caps to 15 for two in 12 overs.
20 August 2016

Disciplined New Zealand bowlers thrive on day one

New Zealand put up a disciplined bowling display to restrict South Africa to 236 for eight from 77.4 overs that were possible on the first day of the first Test in Durban, which was affected by bad light.
19 August 2016

New Zealand recall Curtis, Huddleston for South Africa tour

Pace bowler Holly Huddleston and top-order batsman Sam Curtis have been recalled to the New Zealand Womens One-Day International squad which is set to tour South Africa in October.
19 August 2016

Mark Boucher joins South Africa coaching staff for New Zealand Tests

Former Proteas wicket-keeper batsman Mark Boucher has joined as a member of the South African coaching staff for a short stint ahead of the upcoming Test series against New Zealand.
15 August 2016

We will pick our best playing XI - Russell Domingo

South African coach Russell Domingo asserted that the team management will pick the best XI players for the upcoming Test series against New Zealand amid the issue over racial quotas.
15 August 2016

Guptill, Sodhi bowl New Zealand to 2-0 clean sweep

Ish Sodhi and Martin Guptill shared six wickets equally between them as New Zealand completed a 2-0 clean sweep after bowling Zimbabwe out for 132 runs in the second innings and secured a massive 254-run victory on the fifth day of the second Test in Bulawayo.
10 August 2016

New Zealand on track for victory after late wickets

New Zealand pacers struck late in the day to reduce Zimbabwe to 58 for three at stumps on the fourth day after setting a target of 387 runs in the second Test in Bulawayo.
9 August 2016

Ervine spearheads Zimbabwe fightback with maiden Test ton

A spirited unbeaten ton from Craig Ervine led Zimbabwe’s fightback as the hosts scored 305 for six by the end of the third day of the second Test against New Zealand in Bulawayo, bringing the deficit down to 277 runs.
8 August 2016

Zimbabwe openers rally after New Zealand pile on mammoth total

After tons from Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor pushed New Zealand to 582 for four, Zimbabwe opening batsmen safely saw out the final session and scored 55 for naught to end the second day of the second Test in Bulawayo trailing the Blackcaps by 527 runs with 10 wickets in hand.
7 August 2016

Latham ton underpins New Zealand batting display on day one

A majestic century from Tom Latham and crucial knocks of 95 and 87 from Kane Williamson and Martin Guptill respectively highlighted a strong batting display from New Zealand, who ended the first day of the second Test in Bulawayo with a score of 329 for two.
6 August 2016

Masakadza injury blow for Zimbabwe ahead of second Test

Zimbabwe batsman Hamilton Masakadza will not be a part of the second Test match against New Zealand in Bulawayo after suffering a lower back strain.
6 August 2016

AB de Villiers, Morne Morkel to miss New Zealand Test series

South African skipper AB de Villiers and fast bowler Morne Morkel have been ruled out of the upcoming Test series against New Zealand due to injuries.
2 August 2016

New Zealand complete inevitable innings victory despite Williams century

Sean Williams along with a determined Graeme Cremer made New Zealand sweat hard on the fourth day with a 118-run stand but the Black Caps bounced back well in the second session to bowl out Zimbabwe for 295 and claim an innings victory in the first Test in Bulawayo.
31 July 2016

Boult triple strike leaves Zimbabwe reeling after Taylor, Watling tons

An unbeaten 173 from Ross Taylor and a century from BJ Watling boosted New Zealand to 576 for six before a triple strike from Trent Boult left Zimbabwe reeling at 121 for five in the second innings, still trailing the visitors by 291 runs at the end of day three of the first Test in Bulawayo.
30 July 2016