Black Caps beaten at own game

There were plenty of headaches for New Zealand in their meltdown at Lord's in the final two days of a gripping test.

OPINION: New Zealand have built a monster that has quickly come back to bite them with England counter-punching to glory at Lord's.

NZ sweat on Watling, Anderson

BJ Watling played a classic captain's knock as a depleted New Zealand XI beat Somerset by 66 runs at Taunton.

Luke Ronchi could be in line for a test debut with BJ Watling doubtful for second test with England.

Pakistan's Raza cops drug ban

Pakistan's Raza Hasan sends down a delivery during the ICC World Twenty20 tournament in Sri Lanka in 2012.

Pakistan spin bowler banned from playing for two years after failing a doping test, country's cricket board says.

Warne backs Bayliss to shine

NSW Blues coach Trevor Bayliss is expected to be confirmed as the new coach of England this week.

Australian bowling great backs countryman to take over bitter rivals before Ashes, saying it would boost English setup.

Windies right to drop veteran

West Indies batsman Shivnarine Chanderpaul makes a run during the recent test series against England.

Phil Simmons says Shivnarine Chanderpaul's omission for upcoming Australia series is right call.

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