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Mr Perfect: Is Kane next?
Mr Perfect: Is Kane next?

First Richie McCaw. And now this. We're still coping with Mr Perfect dominating rugby as the No. 1 player and now Kane…

New cricket deal: Is it worth it?
New cricket deal: Is it worth it?

Chris Rattue looks at the pros and cons of the Black Caps' new seven-year schedule with Australia.

Beat Australia, win $1million
Beat Australia, win $1million

The deal, announced today, includes this year’s five-test home-and-away summer and will reinvigorate…

McCullum: I rely on painkillers to play
McCullum: I rely on painkillers to play

Brendon McCullum confirmed he is often reliant on painkillers to take his place in the middle for the Black Caps.

McCullum's future plans revealed
McCullum's future plans revealed

All those New Zealand cricket fans concerned about the playing future of Brendon McCullum can breathe a sigh of relief.

Hesson awards tour effort a pass mark
Hesson awards tour effort a pass mark

New Zealand coach Mike Hesson gave the closed-ended question considered thought: Are you pleased with your side's performance…

McCullum: Our batting was pretty amateurish
McCullum: Our batting was pretty amateurish

When coach Mike Hesson says New Zealand's Twenty20 loss today "was a very poor finish", expect the side's approach to undergo…

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England crush Black Caps in T20
England crush Black Caps in T20

England have crushed NZ by 56 runs in the sole Twenty 20 international against England today.

As it happened: England beat NZ by 56 runs

England have beaten the Black Caps by 56 runs in the T20 at Old Trafford this morning.

How Black Caps helped stoke England's Ashes hype

A week ago England's cricket team were called 'pretenders' but after beating the Black Caps the UK press are in hype-mode…

Cricket: A fine end to a captivating series

Let's get the clichés out of the way. "Cricket was the winner", "It's a shame there had to be a loser", "Full credit to…

Three key moments in Black Caps loss
Three key moments in Black Caps loss

Andrew Alderson looks at three passages of play which defined England's three-wicket win to take the…

England claim series victory

A career-defining 83 off 60 balls from Jonny Bairstow resuscitated England's hopes and helped them earn a 3-2 series win…

Cricket: ODI future a real poser

With the Brendon McCullum-era likely to close by the end of next summer, if not earlier depending on his troublesome back…

As it happened: England beat Black Caps to win series

Live: England win fifth and final one-day international against New Zealand with six balls to spare.

Cricket: Bowling carnage the new normal

The days of bowlers walking off the field after a one-dayer with figures of 2-40 are long gone, says New Zealand's best…

Not your typical macho fast bowler
Not your typical macho fast bowler

Trent Boult will spend the weekend vacuuming and doing laundry, but he has never been your typical macho…

Cricket: NZ senior bowlers have plenty to prove

Tim Southee, Mitchell McClenaghan and Nathan McCullum are three senior New Zealand bowlers with plenty to prove if selected…

Black Caps' ODI decider: Five key stats

With the series locked at 2-2 ahead of tomorrow's deciding ODI we break down five key areas from the stats of the series…

The history of Black Caps and game five deciders

The Black Caps and England face off in a game five decider on Saturday night. Just what does history say about New Zealand's…

Cricket: Ronchi signs with Somerset

Corey Anderson's loss is Luke Ronchi's gain with the New Zealand wicketkeeper/batsman signed to play five domestic Twenty20…

Cricket: Series hinges on bowling
Cricket: Series hinges on bowling

The deciding fifth one-day international between New Zealand and England starting tomorrow night will…

What the English papers said: 'The blitzkrieg continued'

England chased down a mammoth 350 with ease in this morning's fourth one-day international, levelling the series at 2-2…

Cricket: Black Caps' aggressive style has helped England

New Zealand's aggressive style has helped rejuvenate England's one-day international performances but, with the series locked…

Why the Black Caps lost

Three reasons New Zealand lost the fourth one-day international against England.

England tear Black Caps apart

England have produced their highest ever chase in yet another high-scoring affair against the Black Caps.

Black Caps nudging 100 strike rate
Black Caps nudging 100 strike rate

New Zealand have hit 99.42 runs per 100 balls this year to follow 93.71 last year; no other year has…

As it happened: England level

Commentary recap the fourth ODI between the Black Caps and England at Nottingham.

Black Caps in strong position

The New Zealand cricket team's last two one-day internationals illustrate why strike rate - the number of balls between…

Cricket: Taylor on verge of century record

A resurgent Ross Taylor could equal one of New Zealand's ultimate batting records, as early as the fourth ODI against England…

Why Williamson is already NZ's best ever

Kane Williamson may be on track to become New Zealand's best ever batsman - but one stat already has him holding that title…

Boult's best & worst cases
Boult's best & worst cases

Three years on the sidelines? That would be the worst case scenario for Trent Boult following his latest…

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