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    Black Caps set to be foiled by rain and stunning Sri Lankan partnership

    Black Caps set to be foiled by rain and stunning Sri Lankan partnership


    New Zealand's five-test winning streak against Sri Lanka is set to end, with rain and some stubborn batting resistance likely to have the final say at the Basin...

    New Zealand's five-test winning streak against Sri Lanka is set to end, with rain and some stubborn batting resistance likely to have the final say at the Basin Reserve.
    India captain Virat Kohli 'looking silly' after verbals with Australia in Perth

    India captain Virat Kohli 'looking silly' after verbals with Australia in Perth


    Former Australia paceman Mitchell Johnson has ripped into Virat Kohli, saying the Indian skipper was disrespectful and made to look silly during the test in...

    Former Australia paceman Mitchell Johnson has ripped into Virat Kohli, saying the Indian skipper was disrespectful and made to look silly during the test in Perth.
    Tim Paine-Virat Kohli rivalry set to sizzle at Melbourne Cricket Ground

    Tim Paine-Virat Kohli rivalry set to sizzle at Melbourne Cricket Ground


    Australia captain Tim Paine insists he doesn't find Virat Kohli annoying, but the pair's heated rivalry is set to be the dominant side plot when the series shifts to the MCG for the Boxing Day...

    Australia captain Tim Paine insists he doesn't find Virat Kohli annoying, but the pair's heated rivalry is set to be the dominant side plot when the series shifts to the MCG for the Boxing Day test.
    Ex-Black Caps skipper Stephen Fleming says 10-over format ideal for Olympics

    Ex-Black Caps skipper Stephen Fleming says 10-over format ideal for Olympics


    Former Black Caps captain Stephen Fleming has thrown his support behind Ten10 cricket, saying the radical new format is "tailor-made made" for the Olympic...

    Former Black Caps captain Stephen Fleming has thrown his support behind Ten10 cricket, saying the radical new format is "tailor-made made" for the Olympic Games.
    Tim Paine puts polite in sledging as Aussies turn PC

    Tim Paine puts polite in sledging as Aussies turn PC


    OPINION: In this time of uncertainty, doubt and discord, there was one thing we thought we could rely on: Australia's cricketers' unyielding ability to bad-mouth opponents. Whole books have been written about their vocal skills, documentary series...

    OPINION: In this time of uncertainty, doubt and discord, there was one thing we thought we could rely on: Australia's cricketers' unyielding ability to bad-mouth opponents. Whole books have been written about their vocal skills, documentary series commissioned extolling their comic extemporising. These have long been the lords of the one-liner, the masters of the riposte. Generations of opponents' knees have buckled at the power of their put-downs.
    Black Caps v Sri Lanka - first test: live

    Black Caps v Sri Lanka - first test: live


    The Black Caps host Sri Lanka in Wellington for the first test of the home summer, at the Basin...

    The Black Caps host Sri Lanka in Wellington for the first test of the home summer, at the Basin Reserve.
    Gloves come off as Tim Paine leads Australia from the front

    Gloves come off as Tim Paine leads Australia from the front


    OPINION: At one point at Optus Stadium on Monday morning, umpire Chris Gaffaney stood between rival captains Tim Paine and Virat Kohli, separating them as a referee might separate two boxers. "That's enough," he said. "You guys are the captains. Play the...

    OPINION: At one point at Optus Stadium on Monday morning, umpire Chris Gaffaney stood between rival captains Tim Paine and Virat Kohli, separating them as a referee might separate two boxers. "That's enough," he said. "You guys are the captains. Play the game."
    Lockie Ferguson, Corey Anderson in IPL franchises' sights at player auction

    Lockie Ferguson, Corey Anderson in IPL franchises' sights at player auction


    A searing one-day series against Pakistan and an impressive debut season in 2017 should see Black Caps fast bowler Lockie Ferguson among the sought-after names at the Indian Premier League...

    A searing one-day series against Pakistan and an impressive debut season in 2017 should see Black Caps fast bowler Lockie Ferguson among the sought-after names at the Indian Premier League auction.
    India five down in second innings, Australia sniff second test win in Perth

    India five down in second innings, Australia sniff second test win in Perth


    Australia are on track to level the four-test series after dismissing Virat Kohli and reducing India to 5-112 in a chase for 287 on a testy fourth day in...

    Australia are on track to level the four-test series after dismissing Virat Kohli and reducing India to 5-112 in a chase for 287 on a testy fourth day in Perth.