Compelling test ends in draw
Compelling test ends in draw

'Draw' can be an anti-climactic term in cricket, a four-letter word to describe five days of tussle and toil where, in the…

Ryder advised to forget comeback
Ryder advised to forget comeback

Jesse Ryder is being counselled by some of those close to him against trying to make a return to international cricket.

Cricket: Test umpiring aids unlikely until NZ inspires sponsors
Cricket: Test umpiring aids unlikely until NZ inspires sponsors

If the New Zealand team want more accuracy in test match umpiring decisions, they need to become more marketable. That's…

Cricket: Masood credits dad for career
Cricket: Masood credits dad for career

One prescient decision by Pakistani opener Shan Masood's father changed the course of his son's life. Masood was born on…

Cricket

Taylor sets up Black Caps for final day
Taylor sets up Black Caps for final day

Whatever the second test result between Pakistan and New Zealand, one fact is clear: New Zealand can…

Taylor produces 12th century

Ross Taylor emphasised his value as this country’s premier test batsman by producing his 12th century in New Zealand’s 250…

Live updates: Black Caps v Pakistan

Ball-by-ball commentary of the second test between the Black Caps and Pakistan in Dubai.

Black Caps v Pakistan: Day four highlights

Andrew Alderson breaks down the best bits from the fourth day of the second test between the Black Caps and Pakistan in…

Test set for fascinating finish
Test set for fascinating finish

A record Pakistani partnership, a debatable television review and late New Zealand resilience kept all…

Ahmed in Pakistan fightback

The second test duel between Pakistan and New Zealand continued into the fourth day with the visitors making early progress…

Home and away at the same time ... Pakistan cricket's toughest test

For New Zealand television viewers the sight of sparsely populated grounds in the United Arab Emirates has prompted concerns…

Cricket Archives

Special report: The Shame Game

How to fix NZ cricket system?
How to fix NZ cricket system?

When a player was approached to contribute to a story on New Zealand Cricket's high-performance set-up, his answer while…

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International Cricket

McClenaghan bowls a bouncer at players lacking faith in NZ
McClenaghan bowls a bouncer at players lacking faith in NZ

Any New Zealand players who still have a lingering underdog feeling should spend some time with Mitchell McClenaghan.

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Domestic Cricket

Cricket: ND get share of lead
Cricket: ND get share of lead

Northern Districts moved into a share of top spot in the Georgie Pie Super Smash after easing past Central Districts in…

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Mark Richardson on cricket

Mark Richardson: Pakistan series will test our spinners
Mark Richardson: Pakistan series will test our spinners

There are two key players for New Zealand in this test series against Pakistan and the shame is they are arguably not that…

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David Leggat on sport

David Leggat: Exploit provides 'he did what?' moment
David Leggat: Exploit provides 'he did what?' moment

If you're going to break records, usually you need a bit of help. So Rohit Sharma should be thanking the clumsy Sri Lankans…

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