New Zealand

Brilliant Bates Guides New Zealand To Sydney Victory

New Zealand Women's captain Suzie Bates led her side to an eight-wicket victory in the first One-Day International against Australia Women in Sydney by scoring an unbeaten century. Bates scored 122 not out at the Sydney Cricket Ground as the White Ferns overhauled a testing target of 249 with more than five overs to spare.
12 December 2012

Lincoln To Host Two-Day Cricket Scorers Course

Cricket scorers have the opportunity to gain a recognised qualification at a two-day course to be held in Lincoln in March. Postponed from November, the Level 1 Scorer Course will now take place on two Saturdays, 16th and 23rd March, 2013 from 10am to 3pm at the Lincoln University Sports Complex.
7 December 2012

Six New Zealand Newcomers As Taylor Stands Down

Brendon McCullum will captain New Zealand during their tour of South Africa while previous skipper Ross Taylor takes a break from international cricket. McCullum was handed the limited overs captaincy as per a New Zealand Cricket (NZC) Board decision but Taylor declined the opportunity to retain the Test leadership, resulting in McCullum taking on captaincy of all three teams.
7 December 2012

New Zealand Name Preliminary World Cup Squad

New Zealand have named their 30-strong preliminary squad for the 2013 ICC Women's World Cup, the fixtures for which were released earlier today. New Zealand, runners-up in 2009 and champions in 2000, will open their campaign against South Africa on 2nd February after warm-up games against Sri Lanka, West Indies and England.
3 December 2012

New Zealand Win Despite Mathews Defiance

A determined innings from Angelo Mathews wasn't quite enough to help Sri Lanka escape with the draw on the final day against New Zealand. He perished for 84 well into the evening session to end what has been an absorbing Test match. Once Thilan Samaraweera had been run out early on, much depended on Mathews and he didn't disappoint, taking 178 balls over his fifty and finding support from Prasanna Jayawardene and Nuwan Kulasekara.
29 November 2012

New Zealand Recall Candy And Priest For Rose Bowl

New Zealand Women have named their 14-strong squad to take on Australia Women in the four-match Rose Bowl series of One-Day Internationals in December. The 26th contest will feature four ODIs in Sydney, with the first game on 12th December taking place at the Sydney Cricket Ground. The following three matches will be held at the North Sydney Oval.
28 November 2012

Australia Name Women's Squad For Rose Bowl Series

Cricket Australia has has named a 13-woman squad for the Rose Bowl series against New Zealand Women which takes place next month in Sydney. Ahead of the series of four matches, the Women's National Selection Panel has also named a 30-strong preliminary 2013 World Cup squad.
28 November 2012

Sri Lanka Charge To Victory Inside Three Days

Left-arm-spinner Rangana Herath and debutant opener Dimuth Karunaratne played the starring roles as Sri Lanka wasted little time in wrapping up a ten-wicket win over New Zealand in the opening Test in Galle. Herath took six for 43 to bundle the Black Caps out for 119 in their second innings before Karunaratne's unbeaten 60 made light work of a victory target of 93 on just the third day of the match.
19 November 2012

Dilshan Out Of Opening Test, Karunaratne Called Up

Experienced all-rounder and former captain Tillakaratne Dilshan has been ruled out of Sri Lanka's opening Test against New Zealand with a back injury. He missed the final two One-Day Internationals with the same problem which has not cleared up sufficiently for him to play.
16 November 2012

Sri Lanka Struggle Before Rain Washes Out Final ODI

There was unfortunately little surprise in store at Hambantota, where the fifth and final One-Day International between Sri Lanka and New Zealand was abandoned. After 28.3 overs, Sri Lanka had struggled to make 123 for eight when the rain set in, and despite inspections being scheduled, that was as far as the game got, meaning Sri Lanka claimed the series 3-0.
12 November 2012

Sri Lanka Clinch Series With Emphatic Win

Upul Tharanga, Dinesh Chadimal and Kumar Sangakkara ensured that New Zealand's meagre total of 131 for eight off 32 overs wasn't enough to win the fourth ODI. Nuwan Kulasekara and Jeevan Mendis had been the visitors' chief tormentors, sharing five wickets and making the most of some helpful bowling conditions.
10 November 2012

Cricket Video - Sri Lanka Name Test Squad To Take On New Zealand - Cricket World TV

A cricket video for Cricket World TV about the latest cricket news as we look ahead to the Test series between Sri Lanka and New Zealand. Sri Lanka have named a 15-man squad for the series which gets underway in Galle on 17th November, calling up uncapped 19-year-old Tharindu Kaushal.
9 November 2012

Kapugedera Replaces Injured Tillakaratne Dilshan

Chamara Kapugedera has been drafted in to Sri Lanka's squad for the final two One-Day Internationals against New Zealand as a replacement for Tillakaratne Dilshan. Dilshan shrugged off back pain to score a match-winning century in the third match but has subsequently been advised to rest and will miss the end of the series.
9 November 2012

Uncapped Spinner Kaushal Makes Sri Lanka Test Squad

Sri Lanka have included uncapped off-spinner Tharindu Kaushal in a 15-man Test squad ahead of the two-match series against New Zealand. Despite not having yet played a first-class, one-day or Twenty20 game aside from Under-19 internationals, 19-year-old Kaushal, was also named in the One-Day International squad but is yet to feature.
9 November 2012

Cricket Video - Dilshan Century Hands Sri Lanka Victory Over New Zealand - Cricket World TV

A cricket video for Cricket World TV about the latest cricket news as we look back at the third One-Day International between Sri Lanka and New Zealand in Pallekele. While the world's eyes were trained on America's choice of President and subsequent return to office of Barack Obama, these two sides - who have played series in USA in the past - played out a thrilling 33 overs per side match having, taking advantage of a break in the weather.
7 November 2012

Dilshan And Mathews Partnership Hands Sri Lanka Victory

A fine century by Tillakaratne Dilshan guided Sri Lanka to a seven-wicket win over New Zealand in a rain-reduced third One-Day International in Pallekele. Chasing a Duckworth/Lewis adjusted target of 197 in 33 overs, Dilshan and Angelo Mathews put on an unbroken fourth-wicket stand worth 127 to win the game with 11 balls to spare.
6 November 2012

Ellis And Taylor Hospitalised In Sri Lanka

New Zealand pair Andrew Ellis and Ross Taylor have spent time in hospital in Sri Lanka after showing signs of dehydration and symptoms of gastro-enteritis. Although Taylor managed to play - and score 72 - in the second One-Day International in Pallekele, Ellis was too unwell to be selected.
5 November 2012

Sri Lanka Win Rain-Affected Second ODI

New Zealand and Sri Lanka finally got onto the field to get their ODI series underway, but it was the Black Caps who were left ruing the rain when it did arrive as it meant Sri Lanka were victors by 14 runs on the Duckworth-Lewis method.
4 November 2012

Sri Lanka Shift ODIs From Colombo To Pallekele

The second and third One-Day Internationals between New Zealand and Sri Lanka have been shifted from Colombo to Pallekele due to adverse weather forecasts. Prevailing weather and ground conditions paint a gloomy forecast for play in Colombo and the teams will remain in Pallekele, where the opening two games of the tour were both washed out.
2 November 2012

First Sri Lanka-New Zealand ODI Abandoned

The first One-Day International between Sri Lanka and New Zealand was abandoned without a ball being bowled in Pallekele. Persistent rain in the area prevented the match from getting underway and no attempt to even hold a coin toss was made such were the conditions.
1 November 2012

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