New Zealand

Chameera heroics give Sri Lanka advantage on day two

A five-wicket haul from Dushmantha Chameera reduced New Zealand to 232 for nine, trailing Sri Lanka's first innings total of 292 by 60 runs at the end of the second day of the second Test match in Hamilton.
19 December 2015

Late wickets halt Sri Lanka progress on rain-curtailed day

Late wickets in the third session halted Sri Lanka's progress after an unbeaten fifty from Angelo Mathews pushed the visitor's total to 264 for seven on a rain dampened first day of the second Test against New Zealand in Hamilton.
18 December 2015

Angelo Mathews wants positive approach from Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews stressed on the importance to play positive cricket when they take the field for the second Test against New Zealand on Friday.
17 December 2015

Hamilton pitch doctored to suit New Zealand - Jerome Jayaratne

Sri Lanka interim head coach Jerome Jayaratne claims that the pitch in Hamilton, venue for the second Test against New Zealand, has been doctored with grass to suit the home team.
16 December 2015

New Zealand considering two spinners for second Test against Sri Lanka

New Zealand bowling coach Dimitri Mascarenhas revealed that the team management is thinking about playing two spinners in the second Test against Sri Lanka which begins on 18th December in Hamilton.
16 December 2015

New Zealand rest Trent Boult for three ODIs against Sri Lanka

The New Zealand selectors have decided to rest fast bowler Trent Boult for the first three One-Day Internationals of the upcoming five-match series against Sri Lanka.
15 December 2015

New Zealand wrap up emphatic first Test victory over Sri Lanka

A clinical performance from the New Zealand bowlers ended Sri Lankan resistance on day five, dismissing them for 282 in the final innings and secured a 122-run victory for the Black Caps in the first Test in Dunedin.
14 December 2015

Sri Lanka three down after McCullum's sporting declaration

Sri Lanka were three down for 109 at stumps needing a further 296 runs for a win after New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum made a sporting declaration on the rain-marred fourth day of the first Test in Dunedin.
13 December 2015

Usman Khawaja returns to Australia squad for second Test

Australia batsman Usman Khawaja has been included in the 13-man squad to face West Indies in the Boxing Day Test in Melbourne.
12 December 2015

Tom Latham fifty stretches New Zealand lead past 300

Tom Latham brought up a well-crafted unbeaten fifty as New Zealand managed to extend their lead to 308 runs with nine wickets in hand by the end of the third day's play in the first Test against Sri Lanka in Dunedin.
12 December 2015

Karunaratne, Chandimal lead Sri Lanka reply

Dimuth Karunaratne and Dinesh Chandimal led the Sri Lankan fightback with a 122-run stand for the third wicket as the visitors scored 197 for four at stumps on day two of the first Test in Dunedin, trailing New Zealand by 234 runs.
11 December 2015

Martin Guptill ton powers New Zealand to 409 on day one

Martin Guptill slammed a fluent 156 while Kane Williamson and Brendon McCullum notched up useful half centuries as New Zealand scored 409 for eight on day one of the first Test against Sri Lanka in Dunedin.
10 December 2015

Jayasundera, Vithanage, Mathews make most of final day

Udara Jayasundera, Kithuruwan Vithanage and Angelo Mathews hit fifties on day three as the tour game between Sri Lanka and New Zealand Board President’s XI in at Queenstown Events Centre ended in a draw.
5 December 2015

Popli, Smith hit fifties as Sri Lanka continue to struggle

Dimuth Karunaratne and Dushmantha Chameera were the only positives for Sri Lanka on the second day of their tour match as fifties from Bharat Popli and Ben Smith propelled New Zealand Board President's XI to a 95-run lead.
4 December 2015

Sri Lanka struggle in rain-curtailed tour game

Sri Lanka struggled to put runs on the board after Tim Johnston’s three-wicket haul reduced them to 97 for five in the 40 overs that were possible in a rain-affected first day of the practice match against New Zealand Board President’s XI in Queenstown.
3 December 2015

Cricket's new experiment delivers positive result

120,000 spectators in three days, two happy captains, a pink ball, floodlights and a new chapter for Test cricket.
1 December 2015

Ashwin claims second spot in ICC rankings

Indian off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin has claimed a career-high second spot in the International Cricket Council Test player rankings on the back of his excellent performance in the ongoing series against South Africa.
1 December 2015

ICC admits mistake in Nathan Lyon dismissal

The International Cricket Council has admitted that the decision of umpire Nigel Llong to give a not out verdict in favour of Nathan Lyon in the day-night Test at the Adelaide Oval was incorrect.
1 December 2015

Guptill, Craig retained for Sri Lanka Tests

The New Zealand selectors have decided to show faith in the duo of Martin Guptill and Mark Craig by retaining them in the 12-man squad for the upcoming home Test series against Sri Lanka.
1 December 2015

Nathan Coulter-Nile included for first Test against West Indies

Australian fast bowler Nathan Coulter-Nile has been included in the 12-man squad for the first Test against West Indies in Hobart in place of the injured Mitchell Starc.
1 December 2015