Martin Guptill

New Zealand XI vs England

<b>England produced a much-improved bowling display with a red ball against a New Zealand XI on day one of their final warm-up match before next week's</b> …


New Zealand XI v England: Bowlers impress in final warm-up match

<b>England's bowlers took 13 wickets on the opening day of their second tour match against a New Zealand XI.</b><p>The tourists opted to stay in the field all day for bowling practice before the first Test begins on 22 March.<p>All-rounder Ben Stokes was named in the 12-man squad but did not bowl or field in …

Chris Woakes

Martin Guptill reaches defiant half-century despite NZ XI's struggles in practice match against England

Cricket<p>Martin Guptill reaches defiant half-century despite NZ XI's struggles in practice match against England<p>Source:<p>NZN<p>Martin Guptill scored 73 but …

Archbishop of Canterbury

England lose 14 wickets in a day

England's Test preparations have been rocked by a second-string New Zealand XI in a warm-up match that saw the tourists' batters lose 14 wickets in …

Ben Stokes

Familiar tale for England's bowlers in practice match with New Zealand XI as early wickets precede long slog

Just as in the Ashes, England’s skills with a new ball, and their lack of them with an old ball, were highlighted on the first of their four days of middle-practice for the two-Test series against New Zealand, which begins on Thursday week with a day-nighter in Auckland.<p>A proper match against New …

New Zealand

Black Caps Test top order struggle against England in pink ball warm-up clash

The Black Caps' Test batsmen have been bought crashing down to earth, humbled by England's bowling attack in their pink ball warm-up match in …

Moeen Ali

Kyle Jamieson gets under England's skin on his way to smashing 'surreal' century

James Anderson had a few words with Kyle Jamieson as he teed off on Wednesday.<p>In a match featuring most of the England test team and four Black Caps …

Stuart Broad

New Zealand XI v England: Tom Blundell & Kyle Jamieson hit centuries in warm-up

<b>England's bowlers started strongly before Tom Blundell and Kyle Jamieson hit centuries on day one of their day-night match against a New Zealand XI.</b><p>The hosts were reduced to 30-5 in Hamilton before Blundell made 131, while Jamieson hit 16 fours and two sixes in his 101 from 111 balls.<p>Both …

English Cricket

Nidahas Trophy: Suresh Raina goes past MS Dhoni in T20I run-scoring list

Suresh Raina has now gone past Mahendra Singh Dhoni in the leading run-scorer list in T20 Internationals. Raina scored 27 runs off 15 balls in …

Sports (India)

Which current player has the highest ODI strike rate?

5:13 AM BST<p><b>Both New Zealand's openers made ducks in the Dunedin ODI, but their team still won. How often has this happened?</b> <i>asked Graham Monk from New</i> …

AB de Villiers

England's lower gear, Stokes' focus and Taylor on one leg

11:52 PM ET<p><i>England completed a successful ODI spell away from home - adding victory in New Zealand the series in Australia - while the home side</i> …

Adil Rashid

Jonny Bairstow's savage 58-ball hundred leads near-perfect England to series win over New Zealand

For the decider in their five-match series against New Zealand, England turned on a near-perfect performance to win their sixth one-day series in a row. To go further back, over the last two years England have lost a single bilateral one-day series, and that was in Fortress India, which is the …


Jonny Bairstow blasts England to ODI series triumph in New Zealand

New Zealand 223; England 229-3. England win series 3-2 Bairstow cracks 58-ball century in deciding fifth ODI<p>They came for a classic but Jonny Bairstow gave them a blowout. England made it six ODI series wins in a row with an emphatic seven-wicket triumph at a rammed Hagley Oval thanks to Bairstow’s …

Sports (India)

New Zealand held to 223 despite Santner, Nicholls fifties

CHRISTCHURCH (NEW ZEALAND) (AFP) -<p>Tight England bowling restricted New Zealand to 223 in their deciding one-day international with the innings propped up by half centuries from Mitchell Santner and Henry Nicholls.<p>New Zealand, playing without batting rock Ross Taylor who failed a fitness test before …

Mitchell Santner

Cricket: Mike Hesson says Black Caps ODI set-up needs examining

Changes could be afoot in the New Zealand 50-over cricket ranks after the 3-2 series loss to England.Black Caps coach Mike Hesson acknowledges the …

New Zealand

Bairstow classic sets up England's series win over NZ

Jonny Bairstow's barnstorming form has continued with a series-winning century for England in their seven-wicket win over New Zealand in their fifth …

Chris Woakes

New Zealand vs. England, 5th ODI scoreboard

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — Scoreboard on Saturday in the fifth one-day cricket international between New Zealand and England at Hagley …

Adil Rashid

Kane Williamson rues poor top order batting as England clinch ODI series

Black Caps skipper Kane Williamson can only look on after chopping on from England quick Mark Wood on Saturday.<p>Black Caps captain Kane Williamson …

New Zealand

PODCAST: NZ v England review

David Lloyd, Nasser Hussain and Ian Ward convene to look back over England's 3-2 ODI series win over New Zealand on the latest Sky Cricket Podcast.

Jonny Bairstow

Cricket: Black Caps trounced by rampant England, lose ODI series

England have dismantled New Zealand by seven wickets with 17.2 overs to spare to take out the sides' one-day international duel 3-2 in …

New Zealand

Coach Mike Hesson confident Ross Taylor will be fine for first test

Expect to see Ross Taylor facing a pink ball in the first test against England under lights.

Mitchell Santner

Cricket: The long, tedious march towards test cricket

At last it's over; yesterday's heavy beating by England at Hagley Oval marked the end of the long march for New Zealand cricket fans.New Zealand have …


How the Black Caps rated: A perfect 10 and a few flops in tough series defeat to England

<b>OPINION:</b> On the surface a 3-2 ODI series defeat to England is honourable, but there was a long way between the Black Caps' best and worst as …

New Zealand

Black Caps face opening issues after Colin Munro struggles in England ODIs

Opener Colin Munro had a series to forget with the bat during the England ODIs.<p>Colin Munro's lack of production opening in ODIs is a growing concern …

Cricket World Cup

NZC boss open to 'white ball' contracts, wants ICC to clearly define Twenty20 windows

New Zealand Cricket is open to other players joining Colin Munro on a 'white ball contract', but the Black Caps and Twenty20 Super Smash during the …


Ross Taylor ruled out of ODI decider

Ross Taylor, left, tests out his injured thigh with Black Caps physiotherapist Tommy Simsek in Christchurch on Friday.<p>Star Black Caps batsman Ross …

New Zealand

Sky Live: New Zealand v England

Trevor Bayliss expects Ross Taylor to be fit for New Zealand in their one-day international series decider against England - watch the fifth ODI live …


New Zealand vs England: Ross Taylor's innings a reiteration that 180-189 have been some of the best ODI knocks ever- Firstcricket News, Firstpost

When a limping, struggling and tired Ross Taylor pulled off a stunning run chase against England with his unbeaten knock of 181 off just 147 …

Sri Lanka

Selecting Kohli in 2008 cost me my job - Vengsarkar

The former chairman of selectors has accused N Srinivasan and MS Dhoni of favouring the Chennai Super Kings player S Badrinath


Munro ditches red-ball cricket after 'passion' dims

Mar 7, 2018<p>Colin Munro, the New Zealand allrounder, has become the latest international cricketer to shelve his red-ball career to focus on the white …

Adil Rashid