New Zealand

Brendon McCullum

No place like home for McCullum’s final bow

WELLINGTON (Reuters) – The romance of finishing his career by leading New Zealand into one…

Brendon McCullum

Factbox: New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum

REUTERS – Factbox on New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum, who on Tuesday announced his decision…

Brendon McCullum

New Zealand captain McCullum to retire from internationals

WELLINGTON (Reuters) – Brendon McCullum, who led New Zealand through an exhilarating two years of…

Angelo Mathews

Second innings collapse cost us the match – Mathews

REUTERS – There was no great surprise in Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews’ analysis of…

Brendon McCullum

New Zealand’s ‘world class’ bowlers still improving – McCullum

(Reuters) – While impressed by Kane Williamson’s match-winning century, New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum praised…

Williamson ton steers NZ to five-wicket win over Sri Lanka

(Reuters) – Kane Williamson scored his fifth century in eight tests in 2015 to guide…

New Zealand close in on win as Sri Lanka fight on

REUTERS – A hobbling Kane Williamson guided New Zealand to 142 for five at the…

Sri Lanka gave back as good as they got – Guptill

(Reuters) – After being peppered by New Zealand’s pace bowling quartet by a barrage of…

Chameera produces career-best return as NZ struggle

(Reuters) – Paceman Dushmantha Chameera took career-best figures with aggressive short-pitched bowling to give Sri…

Amir included in Pakistan training squad

Reuters) – Paceman Mohammad Amir has taken another step towards international re-integration following a ban…

New Zealand failed to make most of green pitch – Boult

(Reuters) – A Seddon Park pitch so green it was barely distinguishable from the outfield…

Boult strikes before rain ends first day early

(Reuters) – Trent Boult took two wickets in one over and broke a partnership that…

Kane Williamson

Williamson’s finger adds to New Zealand’s concerns

(Reuters) – As if a pitch that can barely be distinguished from the outfield was…

Uncapped batsman Nicholls called in New Zealand one-day squad

WELLINGTON (Reuters) – Uncapped Canterbury batsman Henry Nicholls has been called into New Zealand’s one-day…

Sri Lanka's cricket captain Angelo Mathews reacts during a practice session ahead of their second test cricket match against India in Colombo, August 19, 2015. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte/Files

Inexperienced Sri Lanka paid price for poor start – Mathews

REUTERS – Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews had cast a wistful eye over the green-tinged…

NZ grind down stubborn Sri Lanka for 122-run win

REUTERS – Trent Boult took two quick wickets after lunch to help New Zealand complete…

Brendon McCullum

Frenetic start set game up, bowlers’ toil sealed it – McCullum

(Reuters) – A frenetic first innings set up New Zealand’s 122-run victory over Sri Lanka…

New Zealand sniff victory in Dunedin test

(Reuters) – Wicketkeeper BJ Watling took a record-equalling ninth catch as New Zealand inched their…

Williamson reaches 1,000 runs for calendar year

REUTERS – Kane Williamson became the second New Zealand batsman to score 1,000 test runs…

Williamson milestone helps NZ build 308-run lead

(Reuters) – Kane Williamson became the second New Zealand batsman to score 1000 test runs…

Sri Lanka’s hopes rest with Chandimal after defiance

REUTERS – Sri Lanka’s hopes of getting close to New Zealand’s first innings total on…

Doping, Cairns questions shroud test buildup

REUTERS – A positive doping test and questions over a contentious criminal trial in London…

Chris Cairns

McCullum ‘comfortable’ with Cairns trial evidence

REUTERS – New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum is “very comfortable” with the evidence he gave…

Third umpire

Third umpire made wrong call in Adelaide test – ICC

(Reuters) – Third umpire Nigel Llong made an incorrect call after using video technology to…

Mitchell Santner

Santner retains spot in New Zealand squad for Sri Lanka

WELLINGTON (Reuters) – Spin-bowling all-rounder Mitchell Santner has been retained in New Zealand’s 12-man squad…

Brendon McCullum

New Zealand Cricket back McCullum after Cairns verdict

WELLINGTON (Reuters) – New Zealand Cricket have promised to support Brendon McCullum after former test…

Cairns cleared by UK court after perjury trial “Hell”

LONDON (Reuters) – Former New Zealand cricket captain Chris Cairns was cleared by a London…

Australia's Mitchell Marsh celebrates after he dismissed New Zealand's captain Brendon McCullum LBW for 20 runs during the second day of the third cricket test match at the Adelaide Oval, in South Australia

Clattering wickets renew scepticism of day-night test

By Ian Ransom ADELAIDE (Reuters) – The optimism sparked by bumper crowds at Adelaide Oval…

Australia's Mitchell Marsh (R) celebrates after he dismissed New Zealand's captain Brendon McCullum (C) LBW for 20 runs during the second day of the third cricket test match at the Adelaide Oval, in South Australia, November 28, 2015. REUTERS/David Gray

Llong review a sucker-punch for rattled New Zealand

By Ian Ransom ADELAIDE (Reuters) – The third umpire’s controversial reprieval of Australia’s Nathan Lyon…

New Zealand's captain Brendon McCullum celebrates with team mate Tim Southee after he ran out Australia's Shaun Marsh for two runs during the second day of the third cricket test match at the Adelaide Oval, in South Australia

Hazlewood hammers New Zealand after review farce

ADELAIDE (Reuters) – Paceman Josh Hazlewood stepped up in the absence of injured spearhead Mitchell…