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    Black Caps chase rare series victory with tough selections to ponder despite first test win

    Black Caps chase rare series victory with tough selections to ponder despite first test win


    The old adage of never changing a winning team will be hotly debated by the Black Caps' hierarchy as they chase a first offshore test series victory over Pakistan in nearly 50...

    The old adage of never changing a winning team will be hotly debated by the Black Caps' hierarchy as they chase a first offshore test series victory over Pakistan in nearly 50 years.
    Ball-tampering bans to stay for David Warner, Steve Smith and Cameron Bancroft

    Ball-tampering bans to stay for David Warner, Steve Smith and Cameron Bancroft


    Cricket Australia has dismissed the players' association's appeal to have Steve Smith, David Warner and Cameron Bancroft's bans over their involvement in the ball-tampering scandal...

    Cricket Australia has dismissed the players' association's appeal to have Steve Smith, David Warner and Cameron Bancroft's bans over their involvement in the ball-tampering scandal lifted.
    India licking their chops ahead of test series against struggling Australia

    India licking their chops ahead of test series against struggling Australia


    India may never get a better chance to finally win a test series in Australia and they know it. If the team has a quiet, assured confidence about them as they prepare for their first warm-up, then the parochial press back home are happy to put it in...

    India may never get a better chance to finally win a test series in Australia and they know it. If the team has a quiet, assured confidence about them as they prepare for their first warm-up, then the parochial press back home are happy to put it in simpler terms.
    Five of the best Black Caps test wins for shock value and drama

    Five of the best Black Caps test wins for shock value and drama


    OPINION: For pure heart-stopping sporting drama this was hard to beat in the countdown of New Zealand test cricket's greatest...

    OPINION: For pure heart-stopping sporting drama this was hard to beat in the countdown of New Zealand test cricket's greatest hits.
    Black Caps spinner Ajaz Patel never looked back after late switch from pace bowling

    Black Caps spinner Ajaz Patel never looked back after late switch from pace bowling


    Watching Ajaz Patel calmly twirl through Pakistan's batting lineup, a five-wicket bag and man of the match award in his pocket, you'd think he'd been bowling spin his entire...

    Watching Ajaz Patel calmly twirl through Pakistan's batting lineup, a five-wicket bag and man of the match award in his pocket, you'd think he'd been bowling spin his entire career.
    Black Caps in the record books with remarkable 4-run test win over Pakistan

    Black Caps in the record books with remarkable 4-run test win over Pakistan


    New Zealand's dramatic four-run win over Pakistan on Monday night has got onto a number of record lists, including the fifth closest finish in test...

    New Zealand's dramatic four-run win over Pakistan on Monday night has got onto a number of record lists, including the fifth closest finish in test history.
    Mitchell Johnson declares Cricket Australia ball tampering bans should stay

    Mitchell Johnson declares Cricket Australia ball tampering bans should stay


    Australian fast bowling great Mitchell Johnson has declared the bans on the three players involved in the ball tampering scandal should be upheld but a former teammate has a different take as debate continues to rage on whether the Cricket Australia...

    Australian fast bowling great Mitchell Johnson has declared the bans on the three players involved in the ball tampering scandal should be upheld but a former teammate has a different take as debate continues to rage on whether the Cricket Australia board should cut the sanctions.
    Bowlers toil as New Zealand A draw with India A

    Bowlers toil as New Zealand A draw with India A


    The bowlers won't have enjoyed the four days of toil as New Zealand A drew with India A in Mount...

    The bowlers won't have enjoyed the four days of toil as New Zealand A drew with India A in Mount Maunganui.
    Paul Coles blasts double ton to overtake 2011 record

    Paul Coles blasts double ton to overtake 2011 record


    Paul Coles smashed an astonishing double century for Geraldine-Temuka in their South Canterbury second grade cricket match against Timaru on...

    Paul Coles smashed an astonishing double century for Geraldine-Temuka in their South Canterbury second grade cricket match against Timaru on Saturday.
    Tensions rise over Cricket Australia hearing into ball-tampering bans

    Tensions rise over Cricket Australia hearing into ball-tampering bans


    Cricket Australia's plan this week to deliberate on reducing the suspensions handed to three players over their involvement in the ball-tampering scandal threatens to inflame relations with the players'...

    Cricket Australia's plan this week to deliberate on reducing the suspensions handed to three players over their involvement in the ball-tampering scandal threatens to inflame relations with the players' association. 
    Late collapse has Black Caps just clinging to hope in first test against Pakistan

    Late collapse has Black Caps just clinging to hope in first test against Pakistan


    It was Groundhog Day in Abu Dhabi for the Black Caps whose familiar collapse left them staring at a first test loss to Pakistan, clinging to hope that recent history at the stadium...

    It was Groundhog Day in Abu Dhabi for the Black Caps whose familiar collapse left them staring at a first test loss to Pakistan, clinging to hope that recent history at the stadium might repeat.