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All-round Sciver helps Eng women secure series win over NZ
Dunedin (New Zealand), Feb 26 (IANS) England women secured an unassailable 2-0 win over New Zealand with a seven-wicket win in the second ODI on Friday. Natalie Sciver led the way with bat and ball as England dismissed New Zealand for 192 runs and then chased down the target in 37.4 overs.
2021-02-26
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Cricket
2nd T20I: Guptill's 97 helps NZ win run feast against Aus by 4 runs
Dunedin, Feb 25 (IANS) New Zealand rode on opener Martin Guptill's whirlwind 97 off 50 balls and then staved off a late challenge from Australia led by Marcus Stoinis to win the second T20I by four runs on Thursday at the University Oval.
2021-02-25
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Cricket
NZ players overlooked in IPL for 2nd rate Aussies: Doull
Auckland, Feb 23 (IANS) Commentator Simon Doull said that it may have not mattered if New Zealand batsman Devon Conway's unbeaten 99 against Australia in the first T20I had come before the Indian Premier League (IPL) auction. Conway went unsold at the auction and four days later, his innings helped New Zealand beat Australia by 53 runs in Christchurch.
2021-02-23
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Cricket
Missing Tests in England for IPL not preferred: Williamson
Auckland, Feb 21 (IANS) New Zealand stars would "prefer" not having to miss out on their Test matches in England due to the Indian Premier League (IPL) but it would be just another case of things not going to plan in the current situation, said captain Kane Williamson.
2021-02-21
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Cricket
Covid-19 vaccination officially kicks off in New Zealand
Auckland (New Zealand), Feb 20 (IANS) The official roll out of New Zealand's Covid-19 vaccination began on Saturday when border workers received their first vaccinations in Auckland's quarantine facility.
2021-02-20
Category: International, New Zealand,Health/Medicine
NZ could travel to T20 World Cup with a squad of 20 players
Auckland, Feb 20 (IANS) New Zealand could travel to the T20 World Cup this year in India with a squad of 20 players including some who are yet to debut, coach Gary Stead has said.
2021-02-20
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Cricket
'How good is this': Bond to RCB's Rs.15cr buy Jamieson
Auckland, Feb 19 (IANS) New Zealand pace bowler Kyle Jamieson said he did not know how much the Rs.15 crore he was bought for by the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) would convert into New Zealand dollars when he woke up in the middle of the night to follow the IPL 2021 mini-auction.
2021-02-19
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Cricket
Martin Snedden appointed to 2022 ICC Women's WC board
Auckland, Feb 15 (IANS) New Zealand Cricket (NZC) chair Martin Snedden has been appointed to the board of the 2022 ICC Women's World Cup.
2021-02-15
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Cricket
Roger Twose appointed New Zealand Cricket director
Auckland, Feb 15 (IANS) Former New Zealand cricketer Roger Twose has been appointed director by New Zealand Cricket (NZC) to replace Greg Barclay, who was required to step down upon his election to the ICC chair.
2021-02-15
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Cricket
NZ vs Aus: Guptill to pass fitness test, Allen named as standby for T20Is
Auckland, Feb 14 (IANS) Finn Allen has been named as a standby for injured Martin Guptill in the 13-man New Zealand squad for the five-match T20I series beginning February 22.
2021-02-14
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Cricket
New Zealand recall Ebrahim, Newton for T20Is against England
Auckland, Feb 14 (IANS) Kate Ebrahim and Thamsyn Newton have been recalled to New Zealand women's T20I side on the back of strong Super Smash form for the upcoming series against England, beginning March 3.
2021-02-14
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Cricket
Halliday, Jonas named in White Ferns squad for England ODIs
Auckland, Feb 10 (IANS) Brooke Halliday and Fran Jonas have received their maiden call-up to the New Zealand women side for the upcoming three-match ODI series against England beginning February 23.
2021-02-10
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Cricket
Bangladesh tour of NZ pushed back by seven days due to Covid-19
Auckland, Feb 4 (IANS) Bangladesh's limited-overs tour of New Zealand, beginning with three ODIs, will now begin on March 20 instead of March 13, New Zealand Cricket (NZC) confirmed on Thursday.
2021-02-04
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Cricket
Super Smash: Auckland Hearts keep hopes of finishing top alive
Auckland, Feb 1 (IANS) Auckland Hearts on Monday pulled it together to keep their top qualifier hopes alive with a 27-run win over Otago Sparks at the Eden Park Outer Oval in Women's Super Smash T20 tournament.
2021-02-01
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Cricket
Dream11 extends contract with New Zealand Cricket until 2026
Auckland, Jan 28 (IANS) Fantasy sports platform Dream11 has extended its association with New Zealand Cricket (NZC), including its naming rights partnership with the men's and women's Super Smash competition, for another six years.
2021-01-28
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Cricket
Sophie Devine slams fastest T20 century in women's cricket
Auckland, Jan 14 (IANS) New Zealand batter Sophie Devine on Thursday scored the fastest hundred in the history of women's T20 cricket, reaching three figures in just 36 balls. She achieved the feat while playing for Wellington Blaze in New Zealand's Super Smash competition.
2021-01-14
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Cricket
New Zealand women to host England and Australia for ODIs & T20Is
Auckland, Jan 14 (IANS) New Zealand women's cricket team will host England and Australia, respectively, over the second half of this summer, New Zealand Cricket confirmed on Thursday.
2021-01-14
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Cricket
Injured Pak captain Azam out of 2nd Test vs New Zealand
Chrischurch, Jan 2 (IANS) Wicket-keeper Mohammad Rizwan will lead Pakistan in the second Test against New Zealand starting here on Sunday after captain Babar Azam was ruled out with pain in his thumb.
2021-01-02
Category: India, New Zealand,Sports,Cricket
Humbling to overtake Smith, Kohli in Test rankings: Williamson
Mount Maunganui, Dec 31 (IANS) New Zealand captain Kane Williamson on Thursday said it is "surprising and humbling" to overtake Australia's Steve Smith and India's Virat Kohli at the ICC Test rankings for batsmen. Williamson rose to the top of the rankings after he led New Zealand to victory over Pakistan in the first Test with a masterful 129 in the first innings.
2020-12-31
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Cricket
New Zealand stave off resilient Pakistan to win first Test
Mount Maunganui, Dec 30 (IANS) New Zealand beat a resilient Pakistan by 101 runs in the last few minutes of the fifth day's play to go 1-0 up in the two-Test series and reclaim the second spot in the ICC World Test Championship points table.
2020-12-30
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Cricket
NZ speedster Jamieson fined 25% match fee for breach of code
Mount Maunganui (New Zealand), Dec 29 (IANS) New Zealand fast bowler Kyle Jamieson was on Tuesday fined 25 per cent of his match fee and slapped with a demerit point for throwing a ball in the direction of the Pakistan's Faheem Ashraf while fielding in the first Test between the two sides.
2020-12-29
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Cricket
1st Test: NZ need 7 wkts, Pakistan 302 runs to win
Mount Maunganui (New Zealand), Dec 29 (IANS) New Zealand are seven wickets away from taking a 1-0 lead in their two-match Test series against Pakistan as pacers Tim Southee and Trent Boult struck telling blows to leave the visitors reeling at 71/3 at the end of the fourth day of the first Test here on Tuesday. And Pakistan need 302 runs to win.
2020-12-29
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Cricket
Williamson's ton takes New Zealand to 431, Pak 30/1 on Day 2
Mount Maunganui, Dec 27 (IANS) Skipper Kane Williamson (129) scored a century and wicketkeeper-batsman Bradley-John Watling hit 73 as New Zealand were bowled out for 431 in their first innings of the first Test against Pakistan on Sunday.
2020-12-27
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Cricket
Afridi '100% frustrated' by Pakistan dropping catches
Mount Maunganui (New Zealand), Dec 26 (IANS) Fast bowler Shaheen Afridi said that he is "100 per cent frustrated" by Pakistan dropping catches after the first day of their first Test against New Zealand on Saturday.
2020-12-27
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Cricket
Pakistan's Shadab Khan sidelined for six weeks
Tauranga (New Zealand), Dec 26 (IANS) Leg-spinning Pakistan all-rounder Shadab Khan is set to miss the ongoing two-Test series against New Zealand and following Tests against South Africa as he has been advised a six-week rest by PCB's medical staff, the Pakistan Cricket board announced on Saturday.
2020-12-26
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Cricket
Rizwan helps Pak register consolation win in final NZ T20I
Napier, Dec 22 (IANS) A brilliant knock of 89 from wicketkeeper-batsman Mohammad Rizwan made sure the decent work done by the bowlers didn't go in vain as Pakistan registered a four-wicket win in the third and final T20I against New Zealand on Tuesday.
2020-12-22
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Cricket
Pak bowling coach Waqar Younis to miss 2nd Test against NZ
Napier, Dec 22 (IANS) Pakistan bowling coach Waqar Younis will return home after the first Test against New Zealand -- which will be played from December 26-30 at the Bay Oval in Mount Maunganui -- to meet his family, whom he has not met since June.
2020-12-22
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Cricket
Santner picked in NZ squad for Pak Tests, Williamson returns
Auckland, Dec 21 (IANS) New Zealand left-arm spinner Mitchell Santner has been picked in the Kane Williamson-led New Zealand side for the two-Test series against Pakistan that begins in Mount Maunganui from December 26.
2020-12-21
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Cricket
Babar Azam ruled out of 1st NZ Test, Mohammad Rizwan to lead Pak
Napier, Dec 21 (IANS) Pakistan captain Babar Azam and opener Imam-ul-Haq have been ruled out of the first Test of the two-match series against New Zealand starting Saturday, the Pakistan Cricket Board announced on Monday. In Babar's absence, Mohammad Rizwan will captain the Pakistan side at the Bay Oval in Mount Maunganui.
2020-12-21
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Cricket
Seifert, Duffy star as New Zealand beat Pakistan in 1st T20I
Auckland, Dec 18 (IANS) A four-wicket haul by pacer Jacob Duffy followed by a half century from wicketkeeper-batsman Tim Seifert helped New Zealand beat Pakistan by five wickets in the first T20I at the Eden Park on Friday.
2020-12-18
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Cricket
Kane Williamson blessed with a baby girl
Tauranga (New Zealand), Dec 16 (IANS) New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson and his wife Sarah have been blessed with a baby girl.
2020-12-16
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Cricket
Lockie Ferguson diagnosed with partial stress fracture
Auckland, Dec 16 (IANS) New Zealand pacer Lockie Ferguson has been diagnosed with a partial stress fracture to his lumbar spine and will require four to six weeks of rest before returning to training, New Zealand Cricket has confirmed.
2020-12-16
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Cricket
Williamson, Boult return to New Zealand T20I squad
Auckland, Dec 12 (IANS) Batsman and skipper Kane Williamson and pace bowler Trent Boult have returned to the New Zealand T20 International squad for the series against Pakistan that begins on December 18 but the two will be available only for the last two games, in Hamilton on December 20 and in Napier on December 22. Ross Taylor, was, however left out as Glenn Phillips and Devon Conway, the two South Africa-born players, were included. Mitchell Santner will captain the side in the first T20 International.
2020-12-12
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Cricket
Pak cricket squad barring one allowed to leave isolation in NZ
Auckland, Dec 8 (IANS) Pakistan's cricket squad has been given permission to leave managed isolation in Christchurch by the New Zealand health ministry but one of their positive cases will remain behind as they continue to recover.
2020-12-08
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Cricket
Pak contingent set to leave isolation following negative Covid-19 tests
Auckland, Dec 7 (IANS) The Pakistan men's cricket team, which is currently in managed isolation in Christchurch, is now all set to come out of it and train, health ministry permitting.
2020-12-07
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Cricket
Corey Anderson quits international cricket for NZ, to play in USA
Auckland, Dec 5 (IANS) Corey Anderson has quit international cricket for New Zealand and will play the sport in the United States of America.
2020-12-05
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Cricket
Martin Snedden elected new New Zealand Cricket chairman
Auckland, Dec 2 (IANS) Former Black Caps cricketer Martin Snedden has been elected as the new chairman for New Zealand Cricket. Snedden will fill the role vacated by Greg Barclay, who was required to stand down from the position after being elected chairman of the International Cricket Council.
2020-12-02
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Cricket
Annual Santa Parade held in New Zeaaland
Auckland, Nov 30 (IANS) Tens of thousands of people lined up in Auckland to celebrate New Zealand's largest Santa Parade despite rainy weather and fears around the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-11-30
Category: International, New Zealand,Politics
Phillips' ton helps New Zealand thrash West Indies in 2nd T20I
Mount Maunganui (New Zealand), Nov 29 (IANS) Right-handed wicketkeeper-batsman Glenn Phillips scored a brilliant hundred to help New Zealand comprehensively beat West Indies by 72 runs in the second T20I at the Bay Oval on Sunday.
2020-11-29
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Cricket
Ferguson, Neesham star as New Zealand beat West Indies in 1st T20I
Auckland, Nov 27 (IANS) Incredible performances from pacer Lockie Ferguson and all-rounder James Neesham helped New Zealand beat West Indies by five wickets, via Duckworth-Lewis-Stern Method, in the first T20I at the Eden Park on Friday.
2020-11-27
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Cricket
Six members of Pak squad in NZ test positive for Covid-19
Auckland, Nov 26 (IANS) Six members of the Pakistan's touring squad in New Zealand have tested positive for novel coronavirus, New Zealand Cricket (NZC) informed on Thursday.
2020-11-26
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Cricket
NZ vs WI: Grandhomme ruled out of Tests; Santner to lead in final T20I
Auckland, Nov 25 (IANS) New Zealand all-rounder Colin de Grandhomme has been ruled out of the upcoming Test series against West Indies due to bone bruising in his right-foot. He will be replaced by Daryl Mitchell in the squad.
2020-11-25
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Cricket
NZ govt to invest $2m in World Cup venues for women's facilities
Auckland, Nov 19 (IANS) The New Zealand government has announced a US$2 million package to upgrade players' facilities, like toilets, at the venues and training arenas for the 2022 ICC Womens World Cup as it aims to make them gender neutral.
2020-11-19
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Cricket
T20 selection special now, Tests can wait: NZ batsman Conway
Auckland, Nov 17 (IANS) Batsman Devon Conway, who was picked in the New Zealand T20I squad that plays West Indies later this month but ignored from the Test squad despite a stellar season in which he scored 410 first-class runs at 58.57, says he will wait for his opportunities and make the most of what he has got.
2020-11-17
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Cricket
NZ pick Conway for T20s; Williamson, Boult for Tests
Auckland, Nov 16 (IANS) Wellington Firebirds batsman Devon Conway has been included in his first New Zealand squad for the season-opening KFC T20I series against world champion West Indies, New Zealand Cricket (NZC) announced on Monday.
2020-11-16
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Cricket
NZ Test batsman Nicholls among runs on return from injury
Alexandra (New Zealand), Nov 15 (IANS) New Zealand Test batsman Henry Nicholls, who is returning from a calf injury, scored 87 for his regional side in the Plunket Shield to prove his fitness and strike form ahead of next month's series against West Indies.
2020-11-15
Category: India, New Zealand,Sports,Cricket
New Zealand have back-up plans to switch venues
Auckland, Nov 15 (IANS) With New Zealand set to start its home cricket season later this month by playing a T20 International series against West Indies, its cricket board has ensured there are back-up plans to switch venues in case Covid-19 alert levels at a host venue go up.
2020-11-15
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Cricket
NZ batsman Nicholls fit ahead of Windies Tests
Auckland, Nov 14 (IANS) New Zealand Test batsman Henry Nicholls, who is likely to man the middle-order in the Test series against West Indies next month, has returned from calf injury as he took the field for Canterbury in the domestic Plunkett Shield competition on Saturday.
2020-11-14
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Cricket
Back from IPL, Boult plays guitar & enjoys food during isolation
Auckland, Nov 13 (IANS) Left-arm pacer Trent Boult has returned to New Zealand from the United Arab Emirates after participating in the Indian Premier League (IPL) and is currently in Managed Isolation Quarantine (MIQ) in Christchurch with his guitar and enjoying the food as he embarks on his two weeks of isolation ahead of the series against West Indies.
2020-11-13
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Cricket
Holder still in reckoning for WI T20 team: coach Simmons
Auckland, Nov 7 (IANS) West Indies coach Phil Simmons has said that Test captain Jason Holder is still in the reckoning for the international T20 team.
2020-11-07
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Cricket